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Sports and physical activity should increase fitness and mental health, whilst allowing for some personal challenge. Players accept that accidents can happen and that there is always a risk of sprains, knocks, and bumps from physical exertion or competitive sport. Where the sport or activity is run by a school, club, employer or commercial organisation, players, participants, and spectators are entitled to expect that all reasonable steps have been taken to reduce the risk of serious injury to both adults and children.


What is a sports injury claim?

If the organiser’s failure to provide a safe sporting or leisure environment results in an accident or severe injury, the injured person may be able to obtain compensation by making a sports accident claim.

Severe sports-related injuries can have a devastating impact on every aspect of the injured person’s life, affecting their ability to get around, or to work, look after themselves and their children, or participate in sports and social activities. Major trauma, such as head injury or spinal cord injury, from a dangerous rugby tackle or fall from a height, can leave the injured person dependent on others for care and help with everyday activities, as a result of permanent disability.

If you have been injured in a negligent, sport-related accident, our specialist personal injury solicitors can provide practical advice and support about rehabilitation and start working on your claim to ensure that you receive the help that you need straight away.


Starting your sports injury compensation claim

Our personal injury specialists are highly experienced in helping people with serious injury and disability from negligently caused accidents secure rehabilitation to maximise their recovery, and compensation to rebuild their lives.

Our clients benefit from:

  • Free initial advice about making a sports and leisure injury claim;
  • No win no fee funding arrangements;
  • Rehabilitation funding for necessary medical and surgical treatment, therapies and psychological support;
  • Interim payments to ease financial hardship, for example where the injured person cannot return to work;
  • Compensation which meets the additional, lifelong costs arising from the injury, or provides for the deceased’s dependent family after a fatal injury.

Sports injury & leisure accidents claims frequently asked questions

Who do I make a sports injury compensation claim against?

Injuries from sporting accidents, leisure activities or corporate events may result from safety failures by more than one person or organisation. It is important that compensation claims for these injuries are directed towards the correct defendant for the injured person to succeed with their claim.

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What sports and leisure activities can cause injury claims?

Safety failures during any organised sport or leisure activities can result in injury leading to sport and leisure injury compensation claims.

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What negligence can cause sports and leisure injuries?

Sport and leisure injury claims often involve one or more of the following safety failures:

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What types of injuries can lead to sports and leisure accident claims?

Our personal injury claims solicitors are experts at securing funded rehabilitation and compensation for clients who have suffered severe injury and disability from:

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How much compensation can I claim for injuries caused by a sports or leisure accident?

Sports and leisure accidents can lead to a wide range of injuries, including severe disability which affects every aspect of the injured person’s life. We work closely with our clients and our experts to ensure that their claim includes compensation for their injury, which will also cover their financial losses and meet their needs arising from their disability throughout their lives.

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Our previous cases

Examples of sports and leisure injury claims for previous clients include:

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  • Expert rehabilitation help
  • Free & no obligation initial advice

Meet your specialist team

Our specialist Sports injury & leisure accidents claims team are considered leaders in the field and have a significant amount of expertise.
Kim Milan

Kim Milan

Senior Partner

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Claire Roantree


Martin Anderson

Martin Anderson

Associate Solicitor

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Oliver Dugdale


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Beth Hatton


Kim Milan
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Our medical negligence and personal injury teams have been nationally recognised for over 20 years because of their expertise, empathy and commitment to securing maximum compensation for our clients.

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What our clients say


Kim at Boyes Turner was recommended to me after I had received ineffective service from another company. From the outset, Kim has been professional, reassuring and supportive. I have always had faith in her ability to get the best outcome, not only financially, but also in helping my rehabilitation from a traumatic brain injury. She is friendly and empathetic, with unquestionable professional integrity. She was quick to grasp the important issues in my case, was meticulous in her investigating the details and analysing them, realistic in what the outcomes were likely to be and achieved a successful outcome.

I would not hesitate in recommending her and Boyes Turner.

Boyes Turner Client

"Amazing people"

Almost 5 years ago my sons suffered a life changing brain injury accident. A new life for everyone, so many unknowns so many difficult decisions. I met Claire and the team shortly after the accident. So many questions answered but more than that, amazing lovely people. Claire has been guiding me and the family throughout this ordeal with such compassion, there every time I needed her we couldn’t of asked for a nicer person. I have met many others with in Boyes Turner and all have been genuine lovely people, I’m now working with Ruth and Lindsay from the court of protection. Again, I can't say enough about them amazing lovely people. They truly do won't the best for my son and they did and continue to do so.

Barry Williams

"Personal Injury Claim"

Claire is exceptionally knowledgeable in the personal injury legal domain, especially in the specific area of my injury. From our very first conversation, she was clear in explaining the potential different routes that the process could take and provided me with expectations of what I could expect along the journey.

She ensured that all bases were covered, organising meetings, discussions and necessary specialist appointments, in order to bring together the case and take it forward. Claire was then able to use her extensive pool of contacts, to appoint an "area leading" barrister, to represent me.

Overall, I was very pleased with appointing Claire and Boyes Turner to act as my solicitor for the legal claim that I pursued. Thank you for all of your support.

Boyes Turner Client

"Boyes turner workplace injury claim"

I approached Claire Roantree of Boyes Turner in regards to making a claim about a workplace burns injury. It was something that had scarred me physically and mentally and taken a huge toll on the lives of me and my family. Claire wasted no time in finding out what happened and made sure I was treated by known experts and quickly finding an answer to my burns scarring and how I could be treated to help manage my pain. Claire also helped me by appointing a psychiatrist to understand my situation and help me cope with post traumatic stress disorder. As well as taking as much stress of the claim away, she was thorough in every situation, making sure I had the best possible claim, and handled it all expertly, I am so very grateful to her and her team. They have helped guide my life back into a positive direction and I can't thank her enough!

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Excellent service from Claire and her team at all times. We were kept up to date at each stage of our claim. The outcome was much better than we expected and we would not hesitate to recommend Boyes Turner to family and friends.

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