Sports and exercise are a vital part of the lives of many people in Ireland, and can help us all to keep fit and healthy throughout our lives. However, injuries can occur during all types of physical activity, and if these are due to negligence on the part of sporting ground owners, staff or other players, it is possible to claim compensation.
Here at S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors, we represent clients who are making personal injury claims of all types, and we will be happy to discuss your situation with you and help you with your claim. If you wish to talk to a personal injury solicitor* you will need to ensure that you have copies of any documentation that is relevant to the injury.
What Sort Of Sporting Injury Can I Claim Compensation For?
Sporting injuries can occur during sports without being the fault of any individual or group, simply due to the nature of risk involved with such activities. Team sports, such as rugby and GAA, as well as contact sports like boxing, and high-risk activities such as horse riding, can all result in significant injuries. However, if you are injured because something is not done properly or someone has not abided by the rules, you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
Claims may be made relating to:
- Player behaviour. If a player breaks the rules of the sport you are playing and injures you in doing so, you may be eligible to make a personal injury claim. Claims might be made following injury as a result of illegal tackling, for example. Violence from other players may also cause injury, and violates the code of conduct all players are bound by.
- Poorly maintained sports grounds. The owners of a sports stadium or facility have a responsibility to keep it maintained to a proper standard. All sporting facilities that are open to the public must be safe for their intended use, and any injury that occurs as a result of negligence in this area can lead to a personal injury claim, whether the injured party is a player or a member of the crowd at a sporting event.
- Faulty equipment. Sporting equipment that is provided for use, whether in a professional arena or in a private gym, must be fit for purpose and safe to use. Equipment that does not meet the required standards may cause serious injury, and those responsible will be liable for this.
Find Personal Injury Solicitors in Clare
Contact S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors in Ennis to discuss your sporting injury, and we will arrange a consultation without obligation. Simply call into our office in Ennis, Co.Clare, contact us online or call us today on +353 (065) 6820620. We guarantee to call you back to discuss your case within one business day.
*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or a proportion of any award or settlement.