Sports Injuries / Sports Supporters Injuries29th Oct 2018
Frank Doherty is a keen sportsman. He won an All Ireland Minor Football medal with Kerry, a 7 handicap golfer and member of Ennis Triathlon Club and cycling clubs. He is very involved in local GAA clubs and coaches underage teams. As such Frank is very well placed to advise on sports injuries.
With most sports there is a certain element of risk , but if you have been injured as a result of play that is not normal you may very well have a valid claim.
Examples of sports injury claims include;
- assaulted on the field of play
- reckless tackles
- defective pitches
- poorly maintained sports equipment
- inadequate instructions from coaches.
Most clubs carry insurances to cover such risks.
Supporters may also have a valid claim if injured due to breaches of health and safety standards in pitches/grounds and stands. There is a duty on all clubs and venues to have a basic standard of safety to avoid putting spectators at risk of injury.
Due to the Statute of Limitations accident victims have two years to file a compensation claim, so it is important to file as quickly as possible and to consult a solicitor. When it comes to litigation, we provide robust, fearless representation based on comprehensive experience of court, negotiation and mediation processes.
If you have been injured as a player or a spectator contact Doherty Solicitors to discuss whether or not you have a valid claim. Please do not hesitate to contact us by email at email@example.com or telephone our office on 065-6846884
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