Sports injury - medical negligence claims

If you or a loved one have suffered as a result of the failure to diagnose or treat a sports related injury or you feel that the injury was not investigated appropriately, and you have experienced additional pain and suffering as a result, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Stephensons’ clinical and medical negligence solicitors have extensive experience in handling cases relating to sports injuries. Our sports injury lawyers can help you to find out whether you have a case for medical negligence in relation to a sports injury feel free to contact our sports injury solicitors today on 0203 817 9430 for free initial legal advice.

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Sports Injury Compensation

Our areas of specialism include but are not limited to the failure to investigate, diagnose or correctly treat:

  • Fractures
  • Ligament injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Spinal injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Vascular injuries
  • Facial injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries

If you have suffered an injury as a professional footballer or a Sunday league player, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your sports injury if it was not treated correctly or appropriately by medical professionals. Sports injuries can occur through any sport, but severe injuries are usually more common in physically demanding contact sports, such as football and rugby. Despite elements of risk being expected in sport, you may be entitled to make a medical negligence claim if you have sustained an injury that was misdiagnosed or treated incorrectly.

The most common type of sports injuries are orthopaedic injuries, including fractures and ligament injuries. If there is a delay in diagnosis, misdiagnosis or substandard treatment of a fracture or ligament injury then this can cause long term problems, which may have been avoided if the patient had received the most appropriate investigations and treatment.

When you are injured whilst playing sport, you hope to receive the best possible medical treatment to enable you to make a quick recovery. However, unfortunately sometimes patients do not receive the most appropriate care.

Medical negligence relating to sports injuries can occur in a number of different ways. It can include situations where the correct investigations have not been performed; there has been a delay in diagnosing an injury; there has been a misdiagnosis of an injury; or the actual treatment of the injury may be performed in a substandard manner, for example during the medical treatment of an injury, during surgery, or during rehabilitation. This can delay the patient’s recovery, or make an injury much worse.

The sooner you get in touch with Stephensons, the easier it is for us to investigate the circumstances of your claim and find out how we can help. For sports injury claim advice you should contact our team of experienced medical negligence specialists who will be able to offer you support or advice and help you to secure the maximum compensation that you deserve.

Please call us on 0203 817 9430 and speak to a member of our clinical negligence team to discuss your situation. Alternatively, you can fill out our online enquiry form and we will be in touch with you shortly.

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