MMA Injury Lawyer - Canada Compensation Claims
Our MMA injury lawyers offer expertise that is second to none in Canada . If one of our Mixed Martial Arts accident lawyers represents you in your personal injury compensation claim you may rest assured that your case will be dealt with in an efficient, business like manner. If you would like to talk to an MMA injury lawyer, just make contact and an advocate who deals exclusively in personal injury compensation claims will give you advice at no cost on your Mixed Martial Arts injury with no further obligation.
Mixed Martial Arts
The Canadians are quite quickly catching on to the newest craze in the world of sports. Mixed martial arts and UFC fighting are quickly becoming fan favourites and a well-liked form of sports. Although few individuals actually take part in this type of fighting, there are millions of spectators each year who tune into these crazy intense fights.
Georges St-Pierre or GSP, former three time UFC welterweight champion and “Canadian Athlete of the Year,” (according to Rogers Sportnet) is a Quebecois born in Saint Isidore. Fight Matrix lists him as the top welterweight in MMA history. On 13 December 2013, GSP relinquished his title, saying he would take some time off. In May of 2014, GSP announced that he had torn his anterior cruciate ACL, a main ligament in the knee which connects the tibia to the femur, during training. Although he was cleared to resume fighting in December 2014, no announcement of his return has been forthcoming.
Rory McDonald, aka “King Red” is another welterweight, who was born in Canada, though on the other side of the country in Quesnel, BC. McDonald is currently the #2 ranked UFC welterweights and #3 among welterweights in the world according to Sherdog. McDonald has currently made more than a half million dollars.
The allure of the octagon is obvious, fame and fortune.
In Canada, 35 percent of all injuries occur during some form of participation in a sport or exercise activity.
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a violent combative sport, and isn’t a stranger to injuries occurring inside the octagon. The rules have done a better job of protecting a MMA/UFC fighter from serious injury, but bumps, bruises, strains and sprains are part of the job description.
MMA/UFC officials have come a long way to close the gap in providing a safer sport, but the more competitive the MMA/UFC becomes, the more susceptible the participants are to injuries. Unfortunately, injuries can lead to fatality.
Since 2007, there have been 12 worldwide deaths inside the octagon, either during the course of training or in an actual fight. Better regulations might have saved some of the fighters, but rigorous guidelines to decrease the amount of blunt force trauma to the head and face remains the only course of action to lowering the number of deaths. However, very few spectators, or even fighters are in favor of regulating the fight to such an extent.
Participating in a competitive sport like MMA/UFC can be dangerous and competitors aren’t immune to injuries. Lacerations to the head/neck/face are the most common injury (38 percent), followed by fractures and broken bones (17 percent). The most common injured body part is the lower extremities, with upper extremities accounting for 22 percent of all MMA/UFC injuries.
MMA Injury Prevention:
Have a pre-fight physical exam and clearance evaluation before participating in a MMA/UFC fight.
Train under the direct supervision of an experienced manager.
Execute a warm-up and cool-down routine prior to each training session.
Wear protective equipment (gloves, mouth guard, head-gear and, chest protector) during each in-ring workout.
Whether you are a spectator or one of the fighters in the ring, it is easy to see just how dangerous this sport is and what kind of risk you are taking fighting in these situations. However dangerous these fights may be, it is still the job of the fight promoters to keep the fight as safe as possible within the rules. This is a full contact sport where the objective is to either make the other fighter give up, knock them out, or be so aggressive the judges award you the fight by point total, of course there are injuries in UFC and mixed martial arts fights.
If you have been involved in a serious injury during your UFC fighting career, not only do you have a lot of physical damages to recover from, but you most likely have many financial damages to recover from, as well. There are many things that you need to look at when it comes to injuries received during a fight. Were the fighting conditions as safe as they could have been? Was the referee actively involved and in control of the fight?
MMA Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured in any type of sporting activity or other form of personal injury, help is available. Although UFC and MMA fighters are well compensated for their fights, young amateurs are not. Injuries that lead to permanent paralysis or even death must be compensated.
After care for permanently disabled people can be very expensive, 24-hour nurses, wheelchairs, home and vehicle modifications, lost salary potential, and frequent doctor’s visits are just a few of the expenses the family will incur.
To set up a consultation with an MMA injury lawyer, simply call or email our office. The initial visit is free and you will incur no obligation beyond that, if you choose not to continue. There are legal thresholds for pain and suffering and not all expenses are compensable, so give us a call and get the facts.LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 855 804 7125