Sports Injury Claims
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 Norther Ireland and the Republic of 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.
What types of sports injuries can be claimed for?
You can generally claim compensation for a wide range of sports injuries, including sprains, strains, fractures, concussions, dislocations, and more. However, the viability of a claim often depends on the circumstances surrounding the injury.
What will I receive compensation for in sports injuries claim?
Compensation can be awarded for a range of issues, including:
Pain and suffering
Reduction in quality of life, or being unable to enjoy normal activities
Financial losses, such as loss of earnings
How much sports injury compensation will I receive for myself?
The size of sports injuries compensation payments varies widely depending on the severity of what has happened. If you speak to us about your case, we will be able to give you an initial idea of the range of compensation that is generally awarded for the type of injury you have sustained.
How can I finance a sports injury compensation claim?
We know that funding a sports injury compensation claim might be a worry, so we offer a range of options. These include:
Legal expenses cover
After the Event insurance (ATE insurance)
We will be happy to discuss funding with you to find the best option for your circumstances.
What is the time limit for bringing a sports injury compensation claim?
In Northern Ireland, the time limit for bringing a sports injury compensation claim is generally three years from the date of the incident that caused the injury. This three-year period aligns with the standard limitation period for personal injury claims in Northern Ireland.
In the Republic of Ireland, the time limit for bringing a sports injury compensation claim is also typically three years from the date of the incident that caused the injury. This three-year period is consistent with the standard limitation period for personal injury claims in the ROI.
It's important to be aware that these time limits can be subject to variations and exceptions based on the specific circumstances of your case.
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