January 31, 2023
Healthcare law – a year in review.
Over the course of the last year, there have been many interesting judgements in the High Court and the Court of Appeal in relation to healthcare and personal injury law....
For many of those who have dedicated their lives to sport, whether in a professional or amateur capacity, injury is always a possibility. As sports people are often seeking marginal gains to become faster and stronger, injuries can happen as a direct result of pushing the limits of what is possible. Despite the possible high risk of injury, sports teams and clubs nevertheless have a duty to do all they reasonably can to protect the health and safety of members, participants, spectators and employees.
At Lavelle Partners, we have been successfully assisting people injured during sports to bring claims for over three decades. Often it may not be immediately apparent who was to blame for your accident, if indeed anyone was. We understand that sports injuries can range considerably in type and severity, and in some cases may require extensive ongoing medical treatment and therapy.
If you are unsure if your sports injury was the fault of another person, business, or public organisation, speak to one of our sports injury solicitors today. They will take the time to listen to the details of your accident with great care and empathy, and advise you of your legal options going forward. If you do have full legal grounds for a claim, we can take on your case for you, removing the matter entirely from your shoulders and allowing you to focus on your recovery.
Likewise, if you were injured at a sports event as a spectator, you may be able to bring a personal injury claim if the organiser failed to put in place reasonable health and safety measures to protect those watching.
Sports–related claims are commonly brought for injuries of the knee (such as a tear to the anterior cruciate ligament or medial collateral ligament), concussion, loss of consciousness, brain injury, spinal injury, broken bones or damaged vision.
Such injuries can be caused by a range of factors including:
It is important to understand that not all sports injuries are due to the negligent actions (or inactions) of another party. Our team of specialist sports injury solicitors will be able to advise if you have grounds for a claim and who the negligent party is likely to be. This might include a sports coach, sports ground owner, team, club, gym, hotel, equipment manufacturer, holiday company, or event organiser.
To bring a claim against a negligent party for your sports injuries, it will be necessary to prove:
This means that in some contexts, it may not be possible to make a claim because there is a lack of proof that negligence occurred. One of our primary roles will be to establish if there are grounds for a claim and if so, to create a compelling case that proves the other party held legal culpability which they breached, leading to your injury.
Claims following Sports injuries due to negligence may cover two areas of loss:
The costs you receive will be based on the precise injuries suffered and the circumstances of the case.
By allowing us to handle your claim on your behalf, you can focus on what is most important your recovery and care, or that of your family member or loved one.
For further information on making a claim for a sports injury in Ireland, please contact Lavelle Partners in confidence on (01) 644 5800 or email Avril Scally at email@example.com
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