First Personal Injury

First Personal Injury

October 17, 2012 10:47 ET

Compensation for Sporting Injuries

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 17, 2012) - We have all followed with pride the journeys of our Olympic and Paralympic athletes during the summer. Most of us have sat shouting and cheering the athletes on from the comfort of our armchairs. The Olympic and Paralympic Games have ignited a spark in many people to participate in new sports and have successfully "inspired a generation".

Sport however is not without risk and sadly not without injury. As a sports person, amateur or professional, you will have consented to that risk and injuries which are not preventable and which are simply part of the game.

However some injuries can be prevented and in these circumstances you may be entitled to pursue a claim for compensation. If the injury has occurred as a result of a reckless or dangerous act on the part of another player or the match official has failed in their duty to prevent unnecessary risks occurring, then you may be able to make a claim.

If the sports equipment you are using is defective or the pitch you are playing on is poorly maintained you could suffer an injury for which compensation may be recoverable.

Here at First Personal Injury, we can help you to recover the compensation you deserve following a sporting injury. Damages can be recovered for the injuries you have sustained and losses incurred. Future losses can also be recovered such as the loss of opportunity to participate in your chosen sport as a professional athlete.

If you are an armchair sports fan, the Games may have left you hungry for more. You may find yourself sitting in a stadium cheering on your chosen team. Attendance at such events can result in injury where for example the stadium is poorly maintained, has inadequate lighting or crowd control measures. At First Personal Injury we have the knowledge and expertise to help you recover compensation for injuries sustained in these circumstances.

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About First Personal Injury

First Personal Injury is a leading firm of specialist personal injury solicitors based in the North West and acting on behalf of Claimants nationwide.

First Personal Injury has a wealth of experience in dealing with personal injury matters such as medical negligence and accident at work claims and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. First Personal Injury is a member of the Law Society's Personal Injury Panel and is also a panel member of Headway, the brain injury charity. First Personal Injury is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

For further information, to use online tools such as the work accident compensation calculator, or to find out if you can make a claim, please contact First Personal Injury free and confidentially at or on 0800 014 1629.

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