Sports law covers the legal regulations that apply to sports and athletes. Sports injury claims arising from injuries suffered whilst playing or being involved in sport can bring with them particular levels of complexity and difficulty that do not arise in other personal injury claims.

With expertise in the fields of both personal injury and sports law, Counsel at St Pauls Chambers recognise the specific needs of sports injury claims involving sports participants, be that for the Claimant or Defendant. Our sports injury claims barristers provide expert sports injury claim advice and representation in respect of all aspects of the claim. Sports injury compensation cases can become complex and tricky to navigate, so its best to seek sports injury claim advice from a specialist barrister.

What is a Sports Injury?

Sports injuries are usually accidental and unavoidable. Accidents are possible in all sports from high-risk activities such as rugby or skiing and simple exercises like cycling or jogging. But some sports are riskier than others, based on their speed and chances of high impact.

Am I Eligible for Sports Injury Compensation?

However, sometimes sports injuries aren’t clear-cut accidents. In these situations, you could be eligible to claim for sports injury compensation. However, non-accidental injuries aren’t always easy to prove, and this ambiguity can cause complications when it comes to making sports injury claims. This is where you may wish to consult a sports injury barrister.

If you acquire an injury as a result of accidental impact or a judgement error on your part, you may find it challenging to claim sports injury compensation. This is an inherent risk of sport and can’t be attributed to the actions of any one person. However, if the injury was caused by the negligence or rule-breaking of someone else, you may be eligible to make sports injury claims.

Examples of Sports Injury Claims

Examples of claims for which you may be entitled to sports injury compensation include, but are not limited to, injuries caused by:

  • Negligent or distracted umpires, referees or management.
  • Lack of instruction from instructors or PTs.
  • Hired sports equipment that wasn’t serviced or maintained properly.
  • Unsafe surfaces at sporting venues or facilities.
  • Damaged or faulty fitness or sports equipment.
  • Dangerous conduct or moves from players within a team game or at a sporting venue.
Sports Injury Compensation Process
  1. The most important first step in a sport injury compensation process is seeking medical attention.
  2. You should then collect as much evidence as possible to support your claim, such as photographs of defective equipment and injury specific medical documents.
  3. Next, get in touch with a sport injury compensation barrister who can advise you on the likelihood of receiving compensation and provide comprehensive support from there.
Finding a Sports Injury Compensation Barrister

If you’ve sustained an injury from sports, you may be feeling stressed and worse for wear, especially if you’re not sure where to begin when attempting to claim sports injury compensation. Our barristers are experienced in advising and representing in sports injury claims cases and are here to help.

Whether the issue relates to advising in respect of liability for a bad tackle, calculating loss of chance for an upcoming sports star of the future, or anything in between, Counsel at St Pauls Chambers have the specialist knowledge to secure the very best result.

Contact our team of sports barristers for sports injury claim advice.

“The clerking team is responsive, extremely approachable and knowledgeable”

The Legal 500

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For further information and enquiries please contact our clerks team.

Sports Injury Law Barristers

Robert Smith

Robert Smith

Call: 1995

Voldi Welch

Voldi Welch

Call: 2008

Sophie Mitchell

Sophie Mitchell

Call: 2010

Stephen Flint

Stephen Flint

Call: 2012

Stephen Elphick

Stephen Elphick

Call: 2014

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Chambers is centrally located within walking distance of the train station, secure car parks and the Courts.

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St Pauls Chambers
Park Row House
19-20 Park Row

For out of hours assistance please call the senior clerk on 07854170429.

The switchboard will open from 08:30 until 17:30

Phone: +44 (0)1132 455 866
Email: [email protected]
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