SPORT AND RECREATION INJURIES
Personal injury claims arising from sports and recreational activities have increased with the development of risky new sports and recreational activities. According to Statistics Canada, 35% of injuries in our country occurred during participation in some type of sports or exercise. Two-thirds (66%) of injuries among young people (aged 12 to 19) were related to sports. This was more than twice as high as working-age adults (29%) and about seven times higher than seniors (9%). The most common injuries sustained as a result of sports or recreational activities include sprains and strains, bone and plate growth injuries, repetitive motion injuries, heat-related illness, and concussions. Other conditions of concern may include cardiopulmonary disorders, infections, and exposure to certain insect species.
Teams, leagues, event organizers and sponsors, facility operators, participants and community organizations may be facing an array of potential liability.
If you or someone you love has sustained injuries as a result of sports or recreational activity, it is important that you learn your rights as you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. Call us now at 1-866-LOFRANCO to schedule your, free no obligation consultation.