Any parent with a son or daughter that has chosen to participate in sports-related after school activities has given lots of thought to the possible occurrence of an event that might cause a sports injury. Fortunately, a family may get compensated, if such an injury has placed a financial toll on the affected family.
How risky was the sport in which the injured youth was taking part?
Personal injury lawyer in St. Albert knows that if someone taking part in a sport gets injured during an incident that matched with the same sport’s obvious and assumed risks, then there is no legal basis for a personal injury claim. No charge of liability can be brought against any of those that played a part in arranging for or helping with the injury-causing activity.
Did the youth get hurt by a coach, a referee or a player?
Was that coach, referee or player carrying out actions that were required of someone coaching, refereeing or playing the game of interest to the participants? If they had chosen to carry out some other action, then their behavior could be called negligent. Due to their negligence, any one of them might be held liable for the youth’s injuries.
If a coach, referee or player gets found liable for actions that harmed any of the participants, the affected youth can be compensated. The money for the compensation normally comes from the defendant’s home insurance, if he or she had an umbrella policy.
Exclusions that are part of a typical umbrella policy:
The umbrella policy does not cover any intentional act, unless the resulting injury was not expected or intended. Requirements placed on a facility that gives customers the chance to take part in a risky activity. Those taking part in the offered activity must have an adequate level of skill and training. That fact explains why a skiing resort offers classes for beginners.
The facility must provide customers with any needed protective equipment. All such equipment must be in good working condition. The handing-out of faulty equipment gets viewed by the court as negligent behavior. There must be some level of supervision offered to those that are taking part in the offered activity. Participants must wait patiently for their chance to gain access to the available equipment. All accessed equipment must be used in a safe and reasonable manner.
Anyone that gets injured at such a facility should receive an adequate level of treatment. When necessary, an ambulance should be summoned. Once those responding to the emergency reach the scene of the incident, each of them should find it possible to access or remove the injured customer. That requirement might force the rapid removal of specific obstacles. It might also call for construction of ramps.