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Many sporting are activities that are innately dangerous. Injuries during boxing matches are common with facial lacerations, fractured bones, serious brain injury and death being regular occurrences. There were almost 1,000 deaths from authorised boxing matches throughout the world in the 20th century. The problem continues in the 21st century, with no sign of abatement, in both the professional boxing circuit and in the amateur cubs that can be found in almost all towns and cities in the UK. Some of these injuries are completely accidental with no one to blame while others are due to negligence often by a referee for allowing the match to continue past the point where it is safe. Boxing injury solicitors rarely sue an individual person, regardless of their involvement, with the more likely defendant to a legal action being the event organiser and/or the employer of the referee or trainer.

Negligence Assessment

If you are injured in a sporting event and you feel as though you were not at fault and it was not an accident, contact a sports injury solicitor, who will talk to you about what has happened. A boxing injury solicitor will discuss the matter with you in detail and will speak to witnesses before obtaining medical records and ordering medical reports to come to a conclusion as to whether or not there is a case to answer.

Damages Awards

Damages for pain and suffering are determined after consideration of the extent of the injury, the recovery period and the presence of any long term disabilities. The sum awarded in a boxing injury compensation claim is calculated by reference to government guidelines, to similar previously decided cases and based on the judge's previous experience as a practicing lawyer. There are many items that a boxing injury solicitor can claim including loss of wages, loss of lifestyle, disadvantage on the labour market, loss of congenial employment, care, medical expenses and all out of pocket expenses that have been reasonably incurred.

Time Limits

There is always a time limit for a personal injury compensation claim. The Limitation Act determines the amount of time the law allows a claimant to issue a summons against the defendant. The basic limitation period in the UK is three years however there are exceptions for minors (those under the age of 18 years) and for the mentally incapacitated. Your boxing injury solicitor will make sure that the claim is either settled or that a summons is issued in a court of law within three years unless one of the exceptions applies. These are complex legal issues and you should seek professional advice from a qualified solicitor as soon as possible after the accident.

Boxing Injury Solicitors

Our personal injury solicitors work on a risk free no win no fee* basis. We operate the no win no fee* scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client. For free advice from boxing injury solicitors without further obligation just call the helpline or complete the contact form or email our offices.



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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here