Rugby Injury Claims

If you’ve been injured as a result of a reckless or violent tackle during a rugby match or training, you may have a claim for compensation.


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Can I claim for a rugby injury?

There’s no denying that rugby can be a dangerous sport. But if you were injured through someone else’s negligence or as a result of overly aggressive behaviour, you could have a rugby injury claim.

Some common causes of rugby injuries include:

  • Violence from an opposing player
  • Poor coaching advice – for instance, telling a player to perform a dangerous tackle
  • Unsafe playing conditions, changing rooms or spectator stands

You may also be able to claim if you’ve developed a degenerative brain condition from playing after suffering a concussion. There are clear guidelines in place that state players should be removed from play or training after becoming concussed. If these aren’t followed, clubs could be held responsible.

If you think you could have a claim for compensation, get in touch with our claims advisors. We’ll listen to the details of what happened and let you know if you could have a strong case.

What evidence will I need to prove my rugby injury claim?

To make a claim for rugby injury compensation, you’ll need to be able to prove that your injury was the result of someone else’s negligent behaviour or actions.

For example, if you were injured by another player, you would need to show that it was more than just an error of judgement on their part. To do this, your solicitor will help you gather evidence such as:

  • Medical reports
    Your solicitor may use any medical notes to demonstrate the extent of your injuries and the impact they will have on you.
  • Photo evidence
    Try to take photos of your injuries and the place where the accident happened. This will help for establishing the facts of your case.
  • Video footage
    If CCTV cameras captured your accident, or someone was filming when it happened, securing the footage could go a long way towards strengthening your claim.
  • Witness statements
    Your solicitor may take statements from any witnesses to your accident in order to support your own description of it and to fill in any gaps in your memory.
  • Your own account
    We would suggest writing down the details of your accident while it’s still fresh in your mind. This could include the day it happened, who or what caused it, and how you were injured.

These are all key pieces of evidence that will help to strengthen your claim and increase its chance of success.

How can First4Lawyers help?

Our experienced sports injury solicitors understand the physical and emotional impact that suffering an injury can have. They will work on your behalf to get you the outcome you deserve, so you can focus on your recovery.

For these types of claims, we work on a No Win No Fee basis. So there will be nothing to pay us upfront and no fees to cover if your claim is unsuccessful.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents and housing disrepair. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 35% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident and housing disrepair claims.

First4Lawyers are an award-winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

Rugby injury claim FAQs

How much compensation will I receive for a rugby injury claim?

The amount of compensation you receive for a rugby injury will depend on the severity of your injury and the impact that it has had on your life. If your case is successful, your compensation will be split into two categories: general and special damages.

General damages will consider the pain and suffering you’ve endured as a result of your injuries. This could include the psychological impact of not being able to play in any rugby matches while you recover.

Special damages will cover any financial losses associated with your accident. This could be lost earnings if you’ve been unable to work, or the cost of further medical treatment or physiotherapy.

Your solicitor will be able to give you a better idea of what your claim could be worth after speaking to you. But for an estimate, try out our free compensation calculator.

Is there a time limit on rugby injury claims?

You’ll usually have three years to make a rugby injury claim. This will either start from the day of your accident or from the date that a medical professional diagnosed your injuries.

There are exceptions to this rule, though. For instance, if you’re claiming on behalf of someone who has suffered a head injury and is unable to bring their own claim, you won’t face any time limits.

Or, if your child was injured in a rugby game, you’ll have until their 18th birthday to make a claim. After this, if a claim hasn’t been made, the child will have until they’re 21 to decide whether to take legal action themselves.

To find out more about the time limits surrounding these types of claims, take a look at our free personal injury time limits guide.

I think I have a rugby injury claim – what do I do next?

If you’ve been injured in a rugby accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Not all injuries will be immediately apparent so it’s important that you get checked over by a medical professional.

Next, you might consider making a rugby injury claim. To start the process, get in touch with our knowledgeable claims advisors. They’ll talk to you about your case and answer any questions you may have.

If we’re able to help with your claim, we’ll ask if you’d like to speak to one of our specialist solicitors. This will be completely up to you, and we won’t pressure you either way.

To find out more about how we could help, give us a call on the number at the top of the screen, request a callback or start your claim online.

Why choose First4Lawyers?

Whether you want to make an accident and injury claim, or need a solicitor for personal or business law matters - our friendly team are here to help, 24/7.

Free initial consultation

Our fully trained legal advisors are happy to offer initial guidance and advice for free

No Win No Fee*

No Win No Fee solicitors - you don't pay a penny up front when making a claim

No pressure

We offer advice with no obligation.  We never cold-call or apply pressure to our customers


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