Whether you can claim if you were injured in an ice hockey game depends on the circumstances leading to your injury and determining who is at fault.
About ice hockey
Classed as an impact sport, ice hockey carries an inherent risk of players sustaining personal injuries. Ice hockey injuries can range from minor bruises and cuts to severe lacerations, broken limbs and even life-changing or fatal head and spinal injuries. Wearing all necessary personal protective equipment and taking care not to bring too much aggression into the game are therefore of vital importance.
Injured in an ice hockey game
If you were injured in an ice hockey game because another player was excessively aggressive or committed a deliberate foul, you could qualify for personal injury compensation.
What you can claim for
Depending on the type and severity of your injury, you could be entitled to compensation for:
- The pain and suffering your injury caused you
- Any loss of income or expenses you incurred because of your injury
- Expenses you may be able to claim for include, for instance:
- Medical expenses
- Cost of transport to and from medical facilities
- Cost of care for dependent family members
- Cost of physiotherapy and/or rehabilitation
If your injury was severe and you required counselling to overcome anxiety, depression, feelings of inadequacy/low self-esteem and/or other emotional or psychological after-effects of your injury, you can also claim for the cost of such counselling.
Accident Advice Helpline
Our nationwide team of first-class in-house solicitors has more than 16 years’ experience in securing satisfactory compensation for people injured in an ice hockey game. Drawing on this experience, we can help you get the compensation your accidental injury entitles you to quickly and effectively.
What to expect
When you first contact us, we will ask you a few questions to confirm that you are indeed entitled to make a claim. Having confirmed your eligibility to claim, we will offer you the no-win, no-fee* services of an in-house solicitor. Although we highly recommend taking us up on this offer, you will be under no obligation to do so.
When you do accept this offer, a solicitor with years of experience in handling claims like yours will be assigned to your case to maximise your chance of success.
If you were injured in an ice hockey accident, give us a call from any UK landline or your mobile on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 respectively now to learn more.
Date Published: March 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice