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An injury such as bone fracture, wound or burn can have a serious impact on your finances and your quality of life. Here are two situations in which you might be able to make a legal claim for compensation after sustaining a serious injury:
You have been harmed whilst participating a sport
Sports which involve a lot of physical contact with other people (such as rugby or boxing, for instance) often result in participants sustaining injuries. These injuries are not necessarily the fault of anyone involved but are simply par for the course when playing a high-contact sport.
However, if you sustain an injury whilst playing a sport and you suspect that this injury was caused by another person or organisation's misconduct or negligence, then you should get in touch with your local compensation lawyers, as you might be entitled to claim compensation for any medical expenses or other financial losses you experienced as a result of your injury.
For example, let's say that you participated in a game of tennis at a local tennis club and fell over whilst playing on the court. If your fall was caused by the court's poorly-maintained, uneven surface, then you might be able to make a claim against the club and receive compensation.
Similarly, if you joined a horse riding club, and fell off the horse you were on because one of the straps on the saddle you were provided with snapped off, it is possible that you could be entitled to compensation.
You can have sustained an injury in the workplace
Employers are legally required to implement specific health and safety measures, in order to prevent their staff members from being injured. If your employer has failed to take such measures, it is possible that a compensation lawyer could help you to take them to court so that you can claim compensation.
There are many situations in which an employer might be considered legally liable for an employee's injury. For example, if they asked you to perform dangerous work (such as handling a toxic or corrosive chemical) without providing you with the appropriate safety gear (like protective gloves, goggles, and a respirator mask) and, as a result of this, you were then poisoned or sustained a burn, you could probably make a claim.
Likewise, if your employer failed to provide you with sufficient training on how to safely lift and carry heavy items, and you then developed a back injury whilst attempting to lift something at work, you could potentially be entitled to some form of recompense.
Contact local compensation lawyers for more information and assistance.