Accidents in Sports

Exercise and athletic activities can have endless benefits for your health and wellbeing, but what happens when you are seriously injured playing sports?

Traumatic injuries can occur in almost any kind of sport, but commonly occur in contact sports such as:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse

Because of the high collision nature of any sport that involves rapid contact, collisions with the ground, other players and sporting equipment are common, and could be life changing.

Unexpected force on joints and limbs during sport can cause common injuries such as bruising, strains and sprains, however excessive impact has the potential to cause more serious injuries such as.

While direct fatalities are rare in sport, they do happen and could be prevented by simple improvements such as better training practises and proper sports gear.

We speak to many people whose sports injuries are due to the negligence of another player, referee, or individual responsible for the upkeep of sporting facilities. There are many ways where negligence can result in a sports injury claim, but some of the more common situations include:

  • A referee or other responsible person was negligent in their duty to nullify situations posing unnecessary risks to players.
  • A trainer or manager did not provide appropriate supervision, resulting in injury.
  • Sports equipment or facilities were allowed to develop dangerous defects due to poor maintenance.
  • Another player demonstrated extreme recklessness or obviously dangerous conduct.
  • A formal sports trainer gave incorrect sporting advice or direction, resulting in an injury.

If your sports injury occurred as a result of any of the above situations, or even if you simply suspect that negligence was directly responsible for your injury, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

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