Dealing with the Aftermaths of a Sporting Injury

Jan 15, 2018 | Personal Injury, WC & Other Laws

Dealing with the Aftermaths of a Sporting Injury – Many athletes throughout the world struggle to deal with the aftermath of a sporting injury. Not only is recovery daunting for an athlete, but it might pose an entire career at risk. In addition to that, getting compensated for an injury might be quite difficult in certain circumstances. In order to learn more about the process, please read on to learn about Gerard Smith, an athlete who agreed to talk to us, provided we altered his name (yes, Gerard Smith is indeed an alias) and avoided disclosing the true nature of his sportsmanship and athletic affiliation.

Dealing with the Aftermaths of a Sporting Injury

Gerard took the time to answer a few of our questions and let us know about his stories, feelings, and thoughts related to an injury he experienced some time ago. For legal reasons, Gerard is not really at liberty to discuss his case or divulge actual personal information, but his answers certainly shed some light on some issues that many professional athletes across the world can easily relate to

Q: You recently fell victim to a sporting injury. What was the most challenging aspect of the aftermath of that particular event?

 A: One of the most challenging aspects of the injury was the uncertainty that came after it. To this day, I still don’t know when and whether I will recover fully. The situation is causing me financial loss, as well as other personal issues such as low morale. To make things worse, getting the right compensation for my injury, which was due to a third party’s negligence, was actually harder than I had anticipated.

Q: How did your injury affect your career?

A: As I mentioned earlier, the injury put a lot of uncertainty in my career. It is scary to think you might need to stop doing what you do for a long time, or worse of all, that you might never fully recover.

Q: What would you say to fellow athletes who might go through the same thing you had to endure, and what advice would you give them?

A: First and foremost, stay strong and set your priorities straight. Seek legal help as soon as you can and have a clear view of your options. Your physical recovery is obviously going to be your first priority, but if you deserve compensation, don’t let it slide, and even if you think the scales would tip in your favor, always hire an attorney, if only for peace of mind.

Thank you for your time and your thoughtful answers. We wish you all the best with your recovery, and we’re sure you’ll be up and ready to hit the game soon! 

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