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Sports injury compensation lawyers - Kirkwall

Sport injury

Injuries caused to, or by, either participants or spectators in the course of sporting and recreational activities, can if they are caused by negligence, give rise to a claim for damages. From football and rugby to boxing and extreme sports such as kite-surfing, for example, negligent actions may lead to injury.


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Brain injury lawyer
Spinal cord injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Partner at the Birmingham office of Irwin Mitchell. Heads the serious injury team , dealing with head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, multiple orthopaedic trauma, amputations and other serious injuries. The team handles cases arising from road... Read more
Distance: 452 miles
Fatal accidents lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Distance: 221 miles
Miss Emma Potter of MOORE BARLOW LLP in Guildford
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I have many years of experience representing adults and children, who have had accidents, no matter how they have happened. My particular specialism is chronic pain conditions (the physical and psychological aspects) and in particular Complex Regional... Read more
Distance: 544 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Jodee qualified in September 2015 and is a solicitor in the Serious Injury Team at Irwin Mitchell. Prior to joining Irwin Mitchell, Jodee completed her training contract at Anthony Gold Solicitors, assisting on high value personal injury and... Read more
Distance: 529 miles
Brain injury lawyer
Fatal accidents lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a Partner at Irwin Mitchell (Liverpool and Manchester) and have acted for clients in the field of serious injury for over 20 years.   I am an APIL accredited Senior Litigator and hold Brain Injury Specialist and Fatal Accidents... Read more
Distance: 382 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Distance: 519 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a Senior Solicitor in the Complex Injuries team at Bolt Burdon Kemp having joined the firm in 2019. I qualified as a Barrister in 2012 before cross-qualifying as a Solicitor in April 2017. I have specialised in helping people who have... Read more
Distance: 527 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Paul deals with all areas of personal injury and clinical negligence cases but specialises in high value, catastrophic injury and damage claims. He has acted for clients who have suffered birth related injuries resulting in substantial awards for... Read more
Distance: 508 miles
Mr Paul Gilbert of DOWSE & CO in London
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Distance: 527 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a Chartered Legal Executive and APIL accredited Senior Litigator.  I work within the Serious Injury Department, specialising in catastrophic and complex injuries such as head and brain injuries, spinal injuries, complex orthopaedic injuries,... Read more
Distance: 402 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I qualified as a Solicitor in 1992 and have extensive experience of dealing with personal injury work (to include complex and high value cases) through to trial. Read more
Distance: 415 miles
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Philippa heads the Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP Surrey office Clinical negligence and Personal Injury teams http://www.penningtons.co.uk/people/k-o/philippa-luscombe/ although she has clients nationwide.  She specialises in catastrophic and... Read more
Distance: 544 miles
Mr Ross Whalley of LEIGH DAY in Manchester
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Ross is an Associate Solicitor specialising in workplace injury and cycling cases. He has worked exclusively in the field of personal injury for 15 years having qualified in 2006. He joined Leigh Day in 2015 to lead a team dealing with personal injury... Read more
Distance: 380 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Distance: 519 miles
Brain injury lawyer
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Suzanne is a Partner and is Head of the Adult Brain Injury department at Bolt Burdon Kemp. She has specific expertise in complex claims involving serious brain injuries in adults and she is passionate about resolving claims swiftly and without delay.... Read more
Distance: 527 miles
Mrs Emma Hall of FIELDFISHER in London
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I qualified as a solicitor in 2011, acting exclusively for Claimants in high value quantum personal injury and medical negligence claims. In 2014, I switched specialisms slightly, focusing solely on bringing personal injury claims on behalf of consumers... Read more
Distance: 529 miles
Ms Brenda Gilligan of RINGROSE LAW in Lincoln
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Brenda qualified as a solicitor in 1990 after training in London. Brenda was a late starter, coming into law at the age of 35. But that did mean she had had plenty of experience outside law beforehand, having been amongst other things, a market stall... Read more
Distance: 409 miles
Mrs Samantha Dawkins of EDWARD HARTE SOLICITORS in Brighton
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Samantha studied Economic and Social History at Leicester University, continuing her studies at the University of Northumbria where she graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in law, followed by the Bar Vocational Course. Having travelled the world,... Read more
Distance: 576 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
William qualified as a personal injury and clinical negligence solicitor in September 2012, having completed his training contract at Penningtons Solicitors (now Penningtons Manches Cooper) in Surrey. William worked at Penningtons until December 2016,... Read more
Distance: 528 miles
Mr Neille Ryan of FURLEY PAGE LLP in Canterbury
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Industrial disease and personal injury compensation claims. Neille has a wide portfolio which includes acting for claimants and defendants. He handles road traffic accidents, slips and trips, work accidents and diseases, injuries involving animals,... Read more
Distance: 556 miles
Mr Altaf Patel of CROMPTONS SOLICITORS in Bolton
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Cromptons Solicitors was established in the heart of Bolton with the key aim of becoming the first reference point for anyone who has a consumer rights claim or has suffered an injury and wants to know if they are able to make a claim for... Read more
Distance: 375 miles
Mr Gerard Stilliard of THOMPSONS SOLICITORS LLP in London
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Gerard Stilliard is the Head of Personal Injury Strategy at Thompsons Solicitors. Working from the London office, he has more than 20 years’ experience in personal injury law, specialising in serious injury claims. He has a broad experience in... Read more
Distance: 528 miles
Mr James Walsh of GA SOLICITORS in Plymouth
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Telephone: 01752 203536 or 07391 400123 Email: [email protected] James is a Partner and Head of the Asbestos Litigation Team at GA Solicitors in Plymouth. James is one of the South West's leading asbestos and industrial... Read more
Distance: 598 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
David is an Associate Solicitor in Leigh Day’s London office. He qualified in 2011 and  has worked exclusively on personal injury cases throughout his career. A link to his website profile is here... Read more
Distance: 528 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Oliver has specialised in clinical negligence and personal injury litigation since qualifying as a solicitor in 2009. Oliver is recognised in the prestigious independent guide to the legal profession, Chambers & Partners, as ‘an astute and... Read more
Distance: 558 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I started training to be a solicitor in 2006 (qualifiying in 2008) and have been representing the interests of accident victims and those injured as a result of third party negligence ever since.  I now head up the litigation department of a... Read more
Distance: 512 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Kevin specialises in pursuing personal injury and clinical negligence claims. With more than 30 years of experience, Kevin was ranked in Band 1 of Chambers (2010) and described as an "all round personal injury and clinical negligence... Read more
Distance: 529 miles
Mr Mark Harvey of HUGH JAMES in Cardiff
Accidents abroad lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Fellow
Partner in charge of the Specialist Claims group at Hugh James in Cardiff and London where he heads up that office. He has obtained compensation for many individual victims of common but defective consumer products as well as victims of accidents... Read more
Distance: 519 miles
Mr Jonathan Clement of CL MEDILAW in Crawley
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury - Fellow
Jonathan Clement is a Partner with CL Medilaw in Crawley, Sussex and Maidstone, Kent Jonathan is passionate about his work and the rights of his clients. His focus is on ensuring that they are sufficiently compensated for their... Read more
Distance: 555 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Distance: 363 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Jon has over 20 years' of experience of personal injury litigation. Jon is a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), and is a former member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel. Jon began his career in 1996 with... Read more
Distance: 462 miles
Brain injury lawyer
Spinal cord injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Warren represents claimants in high-value and complex personal injury claims arising from road traffic collisions, accidents at work, equine and sporting accidents. Before training as a solicitor, Warren served for five years in the Coldstream Guards and... Read more
Distance: 363 miles
Mr Jonathan Stittle of TAYLOR & EMMET LLP in Sheffield
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I have been a Personal Injury specialist since I qualified as a solicitor in 1984. I deal with most types of claims including brain, paraplegic and fatal injuries. My caseload includes serious and complex claims arising from Workplace, Road Traffic... Read more
Distance: 392 miles
Mr Julian Clark of TRUE SOLICITORS LLP in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am an Associate at True Solicitors LLP in Newcastle upon Tyne.  I have handled severe and catastrophic injury claims, including those involving acquired brain injury and severe orthopaedic injuries , for the last decade. Before that, I handled... Read more
Distance: 282 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Distance: 380 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am an Associate Member of CILEX and I am also an accredited Senior Litigator with APIL.acting exclusively for claimants in relation to medical negligence claims under the supervision of a Partner. I have been a key part of the... Read more
Distance: 617 miles
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Distance: 382 miles
Ms Kim Milan of BOYES TURNER in Reading
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I act for clients with acquired brain injuries, spinal injuries, amputations and other serious injuries. I aim to help my clients regain their independence after an accident by recognising the critical importance of... Read more
Distance: 527 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I stared working at Irwin Mitchell LLP in November 1994 and qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2006.  For a number of years I have dealt with claims both within the fast track and multi track and have knowledge and... Read more
Distance: 392 miles
Mr Philip Edwards of CLARKE WILLMOTT LLP in Birmingham
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a Partner in the Serious Injury team at Clarke Willmott in Birmingham. I have specialised for many years in claims involving brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple orthopaedic and amputation cases and fatal claims. I have particular experience... Read more
Distance: 452 miles
Miss Sally Rissbrook of MINSTER LAW SOLICITORS in Wakefield
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Distance: 373 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
John Davies Chartered Legal Executive: Qualified 1998, APIL Senior Litigator Direct Dial: 01453 847 233 Email: [email protected] Profile: John is a senior lawyer, whose responsibilities include considering new Personal Injury enquiries... Read more
Distance: 502 miles
Mr Samuel McFadyen of HUDGELL SOLICITORS in Hull
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Distance: 377 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I work at Augustines Injury Law in Bristol. I have been a Personal Injury Solicitor for 19 years. I can deal with all types of personal injury cases.   I have a lot of experience of dealing with accident at work and industiral... Read more
Distance: 521 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Anna is a Senior Associate solicitor at Stewarts representing claimants in complex and high-value clinical negligence claims which have resulted in catastrophic brain or spinal injuries. She represents individuals, including adults who lack capacity... Read more
Distance: 363 miles
Mrs Rachel Pearce of COODES LLP in Falmouth
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a medical negligence specialist with my expertise recognised by accreditations with both the Law Society and APIL.  I represent clients in all areas of medical negligence, including surgical error, misdiagnosis and substandard nursing and... Read more
Distance: 617 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Innes Laing graduated from Edinburgh University in 1989 and qualified as a solicitor in 1992, joining Digby Brown in 2001 as a personal injury solicitor and becoming partner in 2009. Innes is a Partner in the Digby Brown Kirkcaldy office and... Read more
Distance: 199 miles
Mrs Debra Morris of AFFINITY LAW LLP in Derby
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am an experienced head injury solicitor, particularly specialising in subtle brain injury, often referred to a minor head injury or concussion.  I also deal with many vestibular injuries alongside these head injuries (affecting balance... Read more
Distance: 424 miles
Mr Simon Pimlott of IBB LAW LLP in Uxbridge
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Distance: 524 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am an Associate Solicitor specialising exclusively in all areas of medical negligence, and have acted for very many Claimants since 2011. I have considerable experience in managing all nature of claims from start to finish. I have a particular... Read more
Distance: 521 miles
Mr Andrew Kwan of CLEAR LAW LLP in Manchester
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Solicitor-Advocate and Litigation Manager | APIL Senior Litigator | Law Society PI Panel Member My role is to manage the personal injury department and to contribute to the overall growth and development of the practice, whilst maintaining our ethical... Read more
Distance: 382 miles
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Laura qualified as a solicitor in November 2008, having completed her training contract at a firm in West London. She joined Irwin Mitchell on qualification and worked there as a solicitor until joining Leigh Day... Read more
Distance: 528 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I specialise in Medical Negligence and Personal Injury work, undertaking a wide variety of cases in the Court of Session and the All-Scotland Personal Injury Court in Edinburgh. I am an APIL Accredited Senior Litigator and am Accredited by the Law... Read more
Distance: 210 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Distance: 384 miles
Mr Ronald Conway of THE CONWAY ACCIDENT LAW PRACTICE in Glasgow
Personal injury - Senior Fellow
Distance: 222 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
David McGowan graduated from Belhaven College, Mississippi with a BA in 2003. He graduated from the University of Glasgow with an LLB in 2009, and Glasgow Graduate School of law with the Diploma in Legal Practice in 2010. David qualified as a... Read more
Distance: 221 miles
Miss Ginny Newman of PABLA & PABLA SOLICITORS in West Didsbury
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Hi - I specialise in employer liability claims - injuries at work of all types -  including industrial disease claims, and occupier liablity accidents, particularly including slips and trips in shops.  I acted for union members for a long time... Read more
Distance: 386 miles
Miss Michelle Biddulph of ENABLE LAW in Exeter
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Michelle is a Partner and heads the Exeter Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Team in Enable Law.  Michelle has throughout her career solely practised in the field of personal injury and medical negligence law and has dealt with all types... Read more
Distance: 572 miles
Miss Mei Li of JCP SOLICITORS in Swansea
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mei acts exclusively for Claimants in personal injury and clinical negligence claims. She has represented Claimants in claims for compensation for over 20 years. She now specialises in high-value claims and acquired brain injury whether as a result of an... Read more
Distance: 509 miles
Mr Chris Thorne of CLARKE WILLMOTT LLP in Taunton
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Chris is Head of The Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury team at national law firm Clarke Willmott. A partner who throughout his career, has practised in the field of personal injury and clinical negligence law, representing the interests of the... Read more
Distance: 551 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I qualified in 1999 & have spent my entire career representing accident victims. I have particular expertise in claims in complex work accident claims and claims against hairdressers. I work in a Lexcel accredited firm as part of a team of... Read more
Distance: 366 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Anne qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and has been with the firm since 2012. She is a partner in the Personal Injury team. She has been a member of The Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel since 2007. She is a recommended lawyer in Legal 500 2019... Read more
Distance: 528 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Dawn joined Digby Brown in 2008 having graduated from Strathclyde University in 2000. She qualified as a solicitor and notary public in 2002. Dawn is a Partner in our insurance litigation department and deals with accidents on the road, at work, occupier... Read more
Distance: 221 miles
Mr Ross Rowland of FURLEY PAGE LLP in Canterbury
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Distance: 556 miles
Mrs Caroline Kempster of TAYLOR ROSE MW in London
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a Senior Legal Executive with over 30 years experience in Personal injury and Clinical injury claims I represent clients from all walks of life some of whom have suffered life changing injuries. My experience spans injuries arising from clinical... Read more
Distance: 530 miles
Mr Suki Chhokar of AXIOM DWFM in Birmingham
Accidents abroad lawyer
Personal injury - Fellow
Distance: 452 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a Senior Associate with Augustines Injury Law with over thirty years experience of handling all types of personal injury claims. I have particular interest in industrial disease claims such as asbestos related illness and asthma claims. I deal... Read more
Distance: 521 miles
Mr John Hagan of DPP LAW LTD in Bootle
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I specialise in claims against the Police and other detaining authorities such as the Court, Prison and National Probation Service, the CPS and NCA.  Read more
Distance: 383 miles
Mr Lee Hart of CLARKE WILLMOTT LLP in Taunton
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Lee is recognised as a leading practitioner in cases involving life-changing injuries, acknowledged by Legal 500 as having ‘deep experience in heavyweight cases’ and by clients in Chambers and Partners who praise "his... Read more
Distance: 551 miles
Mr Ian Burns of SINTONS LLP in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Over 20 years experience in serious injury cases including accidents at work, road traffic accidents, public liabilty and occupiers laibility claims Read more
Distance: 282 miles
Ms Claire Horton of FIELDFISHER in Manchester
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a clinical negligence partner in Fieldfisher's Manchester Medical Negligence team. I qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and have specialised in clinical negligence claims and very high value cases ever since. I have been appointed... Read more
Distance: 382 miles
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
David has recovered over £50M in damages in his career, to date.    David is recognised by the Legal 500 (2018): “David Withers is an up and coming star who is willing to take on and fight the most difficult cases to obtain a... Read more
Distance: 392 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Distance: 427 miles
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Distance: 529 miles
Mrs Anna Burns of POOLE ALCOCK LLP in Sandbach
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Anna qualified as a Solicitor in 2007 and has been specialising in personal injury claims since 2004. She joined Poole Alcock in 2010 and has attained APIL Senior Litigator status and Law Society Accreditation as a specialist Personal Injury... Read more
Distance: 405 miles
Mr Jeremy Ford of 9 GOUGH CHAMBERS in London
Personal injury - Senior Counsel
Distance: 529 miles
Mr Chris Kennett of JARMANS SOLICITORS in Sittingbourne
Personal injury - Fellow
Distance: 549 miles
Mr Phil Weaver of NALDERS in St Austell
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Distance: 602 miles
Mr Andy Davidson of CLEAR LAW LLP in Manchester
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Distance: 382 miles
Mr Peter Jones of LIME SOLICITORS in Stratford-upon-Avon
Personal injury - Fellow
I have been qualified as a Solicitor for over 30 years and I am now a Legal Director of Lime solicitors I am an APIL Fellow and I have conducted personal injury claims for almost all my career. I have been involved in the running and... Read more
Distance: 472 miles
Mr Scott Rigby of STEWARTS in London
Brain injury lawyer
Spinal cord injury lawyer
Accidents abroad lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Scott specialises in acting for clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries abroad. He has secured over £40m in damages for his clients. He represented the claimant in the landmark case of Wall v Mutuelle de Poitiers Assurances [2014] EWCA Civ... Read more
Distance: 529 miles
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Bethany qualified as a solicitor in July 2008, having completed her training in a niche London firm. She joined Leigh Day in November 2013 after having worked at Irwin Mitchell since qualification.  Bethany became a Partner at Leigh Day in April... Read more
Distance: 528 miles
Mrs Dianna Bamforth of ARDENT LAW LTD in York
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Dianna is a Partner/Director of Ardent Law in York and specialises in all aspects of Injury law to include Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Fatal Accidents. She qualified as a Legal Executive in 2003 having previously worked undertaking both... Read more
Distance: 354 miles
Mr Tim Gray of FBC MANBY BOWDLER LLP in Wolverhampton
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Tim was educated at Queen Mary’s Grammar School in Walsall and obtained an LLB (Hons) Law Degree at Wolverhampton University in 1984. Tim completed his law exams at Chester Law School in 1984 and qualified as a Solicitor in 1989. He completed his... Read more
Distance: 444 miles
Mr Steven Baylis of SLATER & GORDON LAWYERS in Birmingham
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I have over 20 years experience of personal injury work and have dealt with numerous complex high value cases. A number of cases I have conducted have settled for damages well in excess of £1million. As a result I have built up strong relationships... Read more
Distance: 452 miles
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I qualified as a Solicitor in the Serious Injury team in Sheffield in September 2014. I work predominently on cases involving catastrophic acquired brain injuries, multiple orthopaedic injuries and psychiatric injuries. I represent adults,... Read more
Distance: 392 miles
Mr Grahame Aldous QC of 9 GOUGH CHAMBERS in London
Personal injury - Senior Fellow
Grahame Aldous QC is recommended for both Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, who have described him as: "one of the most approachable barristers and really understands what being a modern silk is all... Read more
Distance: 529 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I help the victims of catastrophic accidents to recover compensation. Many of my clients have serious brain injuries, spinal cord injuries or amputations. I also help families to recover damages after fatal accidents. When I first meet a client and... Read more
Distance: 382 miles
Mr Ian Latimer of TAYLOR ROSE MW in London
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I act for clients who have been seriously injured as a result of road collisions, workplace accidents and occupational diseases such as upper limb disorder and work-place stress. I have acted for a client in a minimally conscious state and... Read more
Distance: 530 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Having graduated from Exeter University with a law degree, Mike worked in London to complete his post graduate training. He joined Nash & Co in 1993 and was made a partner in 1996. He heads the Injury department and has been a member of the Law... Read more
Distance: 598 miles
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Hugh is an Accredited Brain Injury Specialist & Accredited Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) Practice Areas Hugh has almost 30 years specialising in catastrophic brain and spinal cord personal injury cases,... Read more
Distance: 382 miles
Mr Mark Johnson of FAIRCLOUGHS SOLICITORS in Wigan
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a Personal injury Lawyer with 32 years of experience in all accident work including slips trips and workplace claims/beauty/cosmetic treatment claims. I take no work off Insurance Companies. Work is on a no win no fee basis. For most of my... Read more
Distance: 377 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am an Associate in the Complex Injury department at serious injury firm, Bolt Burdon Kemp. Since qualifying in September 2013, I have specialised in accident claims, particularly those involving road crashes and accidents at work. I... Read more
Distance: 527 miles
Brain injury lawyer
Spinal cord injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Ed has spent the last 36 years as a personal injury lawyer.  Specialising in injuries of maximum severity he is an APIL Accredited Brain Injury Specialist and also an Accredited Spinal Injury Specialist.  In addition, he has a strong reputation... Read more
Distance: 427 miles
Mrs Isabel Bathurst of SCOTT-MONCRIEFF & ASSOCIATES LTD in London
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a personal injury solicitor specialising in cross-border litigation. Therefore I am able to assist if you have been involved in an accident whilst travelling abroad. I advise on serious injuries involving head and spinal injuries and I also... Read more
Distance: 529 miles
Mr Chris Deacon of STEWARTS in London
Spinal cord injury lawyer
Accidents abroad lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am is a specialist international injury lawyer and act exclusively for the victims of accidents abroad and in disputes with tour operators, hotels, travel providers and insurers. I am an APIL accredited spinal cord injury specialist, as well as an... Read more
Distance: 529 miles
Spinal cord injury lawyer
Accidents abroad lawyer
Fatal accidents lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Julian is a Partner, Head of Aviation and International Injury and Head of KM & Compliance at Stewarts. Julian joined Stewarts in 2000 and was appointed a partner in 2002. He founded the International Injury department in 2007 and built it... Read more
Distance: 529 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
My name is Josh Hughes and I am a Partner and Head of the Complex Injuries at specialist personal injury solicitors, Bolt Burdon Kemp. Please see my profile here: https://www.boltburdonkemp.co.uk/team/joshua/ Since my qualification... Read more
Distance: 527 miles
Accidents abroad lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a bilingual and dually qualified lawyer (English/French) specialising in cross-border personal injury litigation. I act mostly for British victims of accidents abroad (France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Germany etc...) or for foreigners injured in the... Read more
Distance: 526 miles
Ms Sally Moore of LEIGH DAY in London
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
I am lead partner in the accident and personal injury claims team at Leigh Day and specialise in high value cases for clients who have suffered life changing personal injuries. I also have a wealth of experience acting for bereaved families. Some of... Read more
Distance: 528 miles
Brain injury lawyer
Spinal cord injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
I am a Partner in the Serious Injury Department in the Cambridge Office. I have nearly 30 years post qualification experience and specialise in complex high value catastrophic injury.  I am passionate about getting clients the rehabilitation... Read more
Distance: 485 miles
Mr Ewan Bain of SWITALSKIS SOLICITORS LTD in Doncaster
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I specialise in Serious Injury claims with particular expertise in Brain Injury. I began my career in Serious Injury claims with Irwin Mitchell, working within their Serious Injury Team as a Paralegal in 2015. I later qualified as... Read more
Distance: 386 miles
Miss Minal Popat of SARACENS SOLICITORS in London
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
MINAL POPAT Telephone: 0203 588 3530 Email: [email protected] - History  Minal Popat qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 1997.  She was formerly a Partner in a West London Law firm in 2003,... Read more
Distance: 529 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives. I am also an accredited Senior Litigator and Portal Claims Handler with APIL. I specialise in a wide area of personal injury and medical negligence claims including: Road traffic accidents... Read more
Distance: 617 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a highly experienced Personal Injury Solicitor with 30 years’ experience. I'm known for giving very clear expert advice on injury claims, delivered with a friendly approach.  I have particular interests in injuries where... Read more
Distance: 409 miles
Mr Daniel Herman of STEWARTS in London
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
I am a Partner in the Personal Injury Department and Head of the Leeds office at Stewarts, the UK's leading catastrophic injury law firm. I specialise in cases involving catastrophic spinal cord and brain injuries. I have a particular interest in... Read more
Distance: 529 miles
Mr Mike Bird of ENABLE LAW in Truro
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I’m a specialist and highly experienced serious injury lawyer. I only act for injured people or their loved ones and have done so for 25 years. I am also an Assistant Coroner, investigating unnatural deaths and conducting inquests, in Derby and... Read more
Distance: 609 miles
Mrs Josie Robinson of LIME SOLICITORS in London
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Distance: 529 miles
Mr Paul Alker of HDP SOLICITORS LTD in Poulton-le-Fylde
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am the principal of a niche litigation practice with some 20 years experience in all areas of civil litigation predominantly Personal Injury and Clinical/Dental Negligence. My practice has all the values of true family practice. I am 3rd generation... Read more
Distance: 356 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I graduated from University of Dundee in 1999, leaving with an MA, an LLB and Diploma and joined Digby Brown as a trainee.   I work in the Dundee office of Digby Brown and deal with a broad range of personal injury matters, including... Read more
Distance: 175 miles
Mr Richard Whitaker of DIN SOLICITORS in Halifax
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Highly experienced personal injury solicitor dealing with fast track and multi track cases including workplace accidents, trips/slips, occupiers liability cases, public liability matters, product defects and clinical negligence cases. Read more
Distance: 366 miles
Mrs Parisa Costigan of GLANVILLES DAMANT LTD in Newport
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a volunteer with AVMA ( Action for victims of medical accidents) and provide legal  advice and assistance to members of the public who contact the charity.I have also acted for a number of clients who  initially contacted Avma and other... Read more
Distance: 576 miles
Ms Zarina Ahmed of LAWGATE SOLICITORS LTD in Slough
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I have over 20 years experience in  successfully  and with compassion representing Claimants  in personal injury litigation. I deal with accidents at work  to include severe burns , scarring  , amputations and broken bones caused... Read more
Distance: 525 miles
Mr Christopher Payne of SLATER & GORDON LAWYERS in Manchester
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a Solicitor with over 20 years experience of representing injured Claimants. I currently handle accident at work and public liability claims with a value in excess of £25,000. I have extensive experience of these types of claims as... Read more
Distance: 382 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Distance: 363 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Head of the Personal Injury and Debt Recovery teams, Victoria joined Roythornes in 2007 and has over twenty years’ experience of claimant personal injury litigation. She is a long-standing member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)... Read more
Distance: 441 miles
Ms Frances Pierce of DEAN WILSON SOLICITORS LLP in Brighton
Personal injury - Fellow
Frances Pierce is a solicitor and Head of Department in Dean Wilson LLP Solicitors Personal & Medical Injury Team. She is known for her sympathetic and ethical approach and leaves no stone unturned to achieve maximum damages for her clients. Her work... Read more
Distance: 575 miles
Mr Rodney Dutton of HUMPHRIES KIRK LLP in Dorchester
Personal injury - Fellow
Fellow of apil since 2000, has specialised in all types of personal injury claims since 1985. Particular interest in accidents at work. Read more
Distance: 572 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a Senior Associate Team Leader at Irwin Mitchell LLP, working in the Serious Injury Team in Sheffield. I lead a team of dedicated serious injury specialists who deal with all types of personal injury cases, including road traffic accidents, injuries... Read more
Distance: 392 miles
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I started in the Serious Injury team at Irwin Mitchell as a Paralegal specialising in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Spinal Cord Injuries in 2013.  I qualified as a Solicitor in March 2018 after undertaking by training gaining experience in... Read more
Distance: 392 miles
Mr Jeremy Horton of BRACHERS LLP in Maidstone
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Jeremy is the lead Partner of Brachers' Personal Injury and Industrial Disease team and specialises in serious and complex personal injury claims, but predominantly these days mesothelioma and other asbestos disease claims. He is the only APIL... Read more
Distance: 551 miles
Mr Michael Pace of CHATTERTONS SOLICITORS in Lincoln
Personal injury - Fellow
Michael is a partner and head of the Personal Injury and Motor Law Team at Chattertons solicitors in Lincoln. He has experience of both claimant personal injury work and defendant criminal motor law cases. Michael is accredited as a Fellow of the... Read more
Distance: 408 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I specialise in catastrophic injury work; brain injury, spinal injury, amputation and complex orthopaedic injuries. As a keen cyclist, I also have a particular interest in assisting cyclists who have been injured.  I also regularly act for... Read more
Distance: 485 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am an Associate Solicitor in the Serious Injury (Neuro trauma) department at Irwin Mitchell Solicitors in Leeds. I specialise in Brain and Spinal injury for adults and children.   My aim is to obtain early interim payments,... Read more
Distance: 363 miles
Mr Matthew Tuff of MOORE BARLOW LLP in Richmond-upon-Thames
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and have worked in the area of catastrophic personal injury ever since. The areas that I deal with include: Catastrophic personal injury Brain injury Complex musculo-skeletal and spinal cord... Read more
Distance: 531 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
For over 25 years, Stephen Hill has specialised in personal injury and clinical negligence matters dealing predominately in claims of a complex and catastrophic nature. Steve has genuine expertise of the full spectrum of personal injury... Read more
Distance: 424 miles
Clinical negligence lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I represent adults who have suffered a brain injury due to medical negligence or accidents, such as road traffic accidents. I have over 10 years' legal experience in acting for those who have been harmed. I have particular expertise in... Read more
Distance: 527 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
My name is Dominic Moss and I am very proud to be a Fellow of APIL. I have been working in the field of Personal Injury Law for over 20 years and I set up my own multi disciplinary practice in 2003. Over the years we have recovered many millions of... Read more
Distance: 396 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Quentin is a Partner and Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury at Birchall Blackburn Law. He has over 27 years' experience in the Legal Profession, representing both Claimants and Defendants. With this experience, Quentin uses his skills to... Read more
Distance: 382 miles
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am an Associate solicitor in the Serious Injury team, based in Irwin Mitchell's London office. I am also accredited as a Brain Injury Specialist and Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Since qualifying as a... Read more
Distance: 529 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Sam is a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer with Osbornes Law specialising in complex and high value claims, including brain and spinal injuries, fatalities, loss of limbs and severe psychiatric harm. Sam qualified as a Solicitor in 2011,... Read more
Distance: 527 miles
Mr Lee Jones of LLB SOLICITORS in Cheadle Hulme
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
With over 15 years’ of successful experience in recovering damages for all types of accidents, but specifically accidents at work, road traffic accidents and accidents in a public place. I also have extensive expertise in... Read more
Distance: 389 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Over 22 years' experience of personal injury and clinical negligence claims which are my exclusive areas of practice. I was admitted as a solicitor in May 2001. I am a Director at BTMK and joint head of Department. I have been a member... Read more
Distance: 535 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Born in Aberdeen, I have strong ties to the granite city. I returned to study here in 1996 and apart from a short time away to complete my traineeship in Elgin, I have remained here ever since! After qualifying I practiced in general civil court... Read more
Distance: 131 miles
Mrs Deborah Hargreaves of EDMONDSON HALL SOLICITORS in Newmarket
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Distance: 484 miles
Mr Richard Harwood of MINSTER LAW SOLICITORS in Wakefield
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Richard is a leading authority in serious injury at Minster Law and has over 25 years of experience conducting personal injury claims. Richard mainly deals with claims relating to road traffic accidents; acting for drivers, passengers, cyclists and... Read more
Distance: 373 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Oonagh McClure is a Senior Asbestos and Medical Negligence Solicitor and managing partner at Thompsons Solicitors NI. Working from the Belfast office, Oonagh specialises in asbestos, serious injury and medical negligence claims.  Oonagh has... Read more
Distance: 324 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Specialisms: Road traffic accident, Work accident, Accidents in Public Places. David joined the firm in 2004, after graduating from Glasgow University. He qualified as a Solicitor in 2006 and was made associate in 2011 and then Partner in... Read more
Distance: 221 miles
Brain injury lawyer
Spinal cord injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
I am a Partner in the Personal Injury Department at Stewarts Law. I specialise in brain and spinal cord injury claims. I supervise a team of lawyers handling catastrophic injury claims on behalf of injured people. I have personally handled a considerable... Read more
Distance: 363 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Richard is a Partner having joined the firm in 1996. He specialises in high value, traumatic injury cases, assisting local people. He joined APIL in 2003 and his firm are an accredited practice. He provides a 'face to face' service for... Read more
Distance: 392 miles
Accidents abroad lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mark is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Personal Injury Law and is recognised as a Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. He is a partner of Digby Brown LLP, Scotland's largest... Read more
Distance: 221 miles
Mrs Maria Mingoia of MOORE BARLOW LLP in Woking
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Maria qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and is a Senior Solicitor in the serious injury team at Barlow Robbins . She has been specialising in personal injury law since 2005. She read Law (LLB Hons) at a University in London and then completed... Read more
Distance: 539 miles
Mr Jordan Bell of SLATER & GORDON LAWYERS in Manchester
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a senior lawyer who specialises in claims for asbestos-related diseases, both for individuals who have developed mesothelioma, asbestosis, pleural thickening and lung cancer and also families of individuals who have sadly passed away as a... Read more
Distance: 382 miles
Mr Gavin Lane of TRETHOWANS LLP in Southampton
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I have acted for Claimants (formerly known as Plaintiffs) for nearly 30 years now and have acted exclusively for Claimants for over 15 years. My main focus is in acting for those who have suffered from catastrophic injuries, including brain... Read more
Distance: 562 miles
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am an Associate Solicitor within the Serious Injury Team in Southampton and specialise in claims for adults and children arising from work and road accidents as well as accidents in public places or due to defective products, with a special interest in... Read more
Distance: 562 miles
Miss Emma Dryden of MOORE BARLOW LLP in London
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Having worked on and been successful with high risk cases, where they have been rejected by other firms of Solicitors, my expertise ensures that my clients receive the highest level of awards and that their care and needs are catered for.  I... Read more
Distance: 529 miles

Do I need a lawyer to make a sports injury accident claim?

Yes you do! Many insurance companies like to contact the people involved in an accident to try to settle the claim directly. They sometimes do this even after you have instructed your own solicitors. This could be your own insurer or the insurer for the other person or company involved in your accident.

While this is allowed, there are good reasons why you should not deal with the other person/company’s insurer directly and why you should instruct a lawyer:

  • The lawyer will be able to use the online ‘claims portal’ to deal with your claim. This electronic system speeds up the claim process. Provided that liability is admitted and the claim is worth £25,000 or less, it could be finalised quickly and efficiently through the portal.
  • The other person/company’s insurer is likely to make you a lower offer than you are entitled to, in the hope that you will settle quickly and the claim can be closed. Our own research shows that claimants receive offers which are at least 42% lower when they are not legally represented. For this reason alone it is in your best interests to instruct a lawyer to represent you.
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  • The other person/company’s insurer will pay your costs and expenses if you are legally represented and successful with your claim. Dealing with the insurer directly is time consuming and is not straightforward. If you do not instruct a lawyer and deal with the insurer yourself, you are unlikely to be able to claim back the cost of the time and effort you have to put in to settle the claim.
  • A lawyer will ensure that you are properly medically examined. While it is tempting to take the first amount offered by the insurance company for a broken bone, there is a risk that this might not be your only injury which requires compensation. For example, long term pain, the risk of developing arthritis in the future, or psychological after-effects may also develop: your lawyer will ensure that the medic is alive to these issues.
  • If the accident was your fault, you should never make admissions to the injured person’s insurance company. You should seek legal advice to protect your financial and legal position.

Common causes of sports injuries

  • Defective or poorly maintained equipment
  • Unsafe pitches
  • Insufficient instruction or supervision from trainers, coaches, or fitness staff
  • Referees or umpires who fail to properly control the game which leads to injury
  • Players’ dangerous or illegal moves
  • Assault

Which type of sporting injury can I claim for?

When you take part in sporting activities you ‘consent’ to some risk of injury, so it is important that you can show either ‘reckless disregard’ for safety or a deliberate intention to injure.

For instance, in the football case of Ben Collett (Manchester United FC) v Gary Smith & Middlesbrough FC, Ben was subject to a high tackle, which was over the ball, by Gary Smith. Two bones in Ben’s leg were broken and his high level professional football career was over. Middlesbrough FC settled the claim in Ben Collett’s favour.

In rugby, the case of Ben Smolden v Whitworth and Nolan highlights the issue of consent. Ben was left paralysed after a scrum collapsed. While Smolden consented to the usual element of violence associated with playing rugby, he had not consented to the bad behaviour of another player called Whitworth, and neither had he consented to play in a game which was inadequately refereed.

Smolden alleged that the other player had deliberately collapsed the scrum and that the referee, Nolan, had failed to prevent the collapse. The court accepted that Whitworth was not to blame, but the game had been blighted by 20 scrum collapses when there were usually around six per game. The court found that the referee had not given sufficient instruction to the front rows of the scrum and "failed to exercise reasonable care and skill" in preventing scrum collapses. He was found liable for Smolden’s injuries.

Concussion is also a live issue. Injuries occur in horse racing over jumps, rugby union and American football, although the risk of concussion in motor sport and motocross has been identified as another area where it is a hazard. See ‘contact sports’ below.


Injuries caused by contact sports

In contact sports, such as rugby or American football, players already consent to a certain level of violence. Players know that they are likely to be involved in collisions. But injuries caused by reckless disregard or deliberate intention to injure can give rise to a claim.

  • Assault
    For example, in Gravil v Carroll and Redruth RFC, a fight ensued after a failed scrum and Carroll threw a punch, fracturing the bones around Gravil’s right eye. Carroll later admitted in a RFU disciplinary hearing that he had deliberately assaulted Gravil, but denied that it was a pre-meditated assault. He was temporarily suspended by the RFU. In Gravil’s subsequent claim for damages, the Court of Appeal found in Gravil’s favour.
  • Inadequate supervision/skill and care of the referee
    In rugby, the case of Ben Smolden v Whitworth and Nolan highlights the issue of consent. Ben was left paralysed after a scrum collapsed. While Smolden consented to the usual element of violence associated with playing rugby, he had not consented to the behaviour of which he accused Whitworth or to play in a game which was inadequately refereed. He alleged that he had deliberately collapsed the scrum and that the referee Nolan had failed to prevent the collapse. The court accepted that Whitworth was not to blame, but the game had been blighted by 20 scrum collapses when there were usually around six per game. The court found that the referee had not given sufficient instruction to the front rows of the scrum and "failed to exercise reasonable care and skill" in preventing scrum collapses. He was found liable for Smolden’s injuries.
  • Concussion
    This is also a live issue. Injuries occur in horse racing over jumps, rugby union and American football, although the risk of concussion in motor sport and motocross has been identified as other areas where it is a hazard.
    • In American Football, the NFL has implemented a set of guidelines called The NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committees’ Protocols Regarding Diagnosis and Management of Concussion;
    • In Rugby the RFU has issued guidance on returning to play after a head injury and rugby players from Aviva Premiership Rugby and Greene King IPA Championship are taking part in a study led by the University of Birmingham as part of its work to develop a ground-breaking pitch-side test to diagnose concussion and brain injury;
    • The British Horseracing Authority has a series of concussion management protocols, which aim to ensure that riders are better protected and prevented from riding while under the influence of a concussive injury. More information can be found here: https://www.britishhorseracing.com/press_releases/education-regulation-research-central-new-concussion-management-initiatives.

Assumption of risk

In sports, such as football, rugby or American football, players already consent to a certain level of violence. Players know that they are likely to be involved in collisions. But injuries caused by a reckless disregard or a deliberate intention to injure can give rise to a claim.

This also applies to spectators. Almost everyone who attends a cricket match, an ice-hockey game or cycle race, for example, will accept that there is a small risk of injury. If you watch a cricket match, you must be prepared to dodge the ball as it flies into the stands. Similarly, sitting in the front rows of a hockey match carries a risk of injury: spectators are regularly reminded to ‘keep an eye on the puck at all times’ during games.

But it has to be a reasonable risk. Anything which amounts to negligence cannot be accepted as within the realms of the reasonable risk of that sport. For an example of this we can look at the decision in Corbett v Cumbria Kart Racing Club, Tracksport Challenge Ltd and RAC Motor Sports Assoc Ltd in 2013. In this case, a racing club and the organisers of a moped race positioned an ambulance behind a flimsy barrier of tyres at the track edge. A moped side car and its rider crashed through the barrier and collided with the ambulance parked behind it. The impact with the ambulance caused catastrophic head injuries to the rider.

The court held that it was always foreseeable that a moped might leave the track on the bend and so the organisers should have ensured that the barrier was adequate to prevent any collision with the ambulance parked behind it. They were negligent for not doing so.


Can I claim if I was injured as a spectator?

In some circumstances, the answer is yes.

Almost everyone who attends a cricket match, an ice-hockey game or motor race, for example, will accept that there is a small risk of injury. If you watch a cricket match, you must be prepared to dodge the ball as it flies into the stands. Similarly, sitting in the front rows of a hockey match carries a risk of injury: spectators are regularly reminded to ‘keep an eye on the puck at all times’ during games.

But it has to be a reasonable risk. Anything which amounts to negligence cannot be accepted as within the realms of the reasonable risk of that sport.

For a good example of this we can look at the decision in Fenton v Thruxton (Barc) Ltd and Motor Cycle Circuit Racing Control Board in 2008. In this case, a spectator at a motor racing event was injured when a bike left the track and collided with him in a designated spectating area. The pre-race track safety inspections had been inadequate and had concentrated more on the riders’ safety, rather than the spectators. The organisers and track owners were liable for the spectator’s injuries as a result.