Negligence in Sport Related Injuries
There is a certain degree of risk in all sports that is consented to. However, if you suffer a preventable injury as a result of negligence or by conduct that falls outside the rules of the game then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
In Ireland popular sports such as Rugby, GAA and Soccer all carry a risk of injury when played within the rules of the game. However, when someone gets injured as a result of behaviour that is not within the rules, such as a punch to the face causing a broken jaw this falls outside the implied consent given by players and may give rise to a claim for compensation.
Sporting injuries can also happen as a result of faulty equipment or negligent instructions. For example, if you are in the gym and suffer injury because of poor advice from a fitness instructor or using badly maintained equipment then you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
How we can Help
Our highly experienced personal injury solicitors can advise you on the chances of making a successful claim for compensation. We may need to obtain expert evidence including referees reports and video evidence which can help to support your claim.