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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Bike polo injury advice


    At Accident Advice Helpline, we are ready to assist anyone who has suffered an accident, and that includes providing bike polo injury advice where it’s needed.

    Our highly trained advisers will talk through your situation and work out what your legal options are, and will usually be able to tell you straight away if it is possible for you to make a compensation claim.

    This bike polo injury advice is free of charge and doesn’t mean that you are obliged to make your claim through us, but if you do decide you want our help you will be pleased to hear that we can provide it on a no win, no fee basis.

    Typical kinds of bike polo injury

    There are always risks involved in riding a bike, and in bike polo the fact that several people are trying to ride around one another in a relatively small space means that accidents inevitably happen. The most common injuries are as follows:

    • Road rash, cuts and bruising on arms and legs due to falls or crashes
    • Broken bones caused by falls or crashes
    • Head injuries caused by falls or crashing into other players
    • Strains and sprains caused by struggling to recover balance
    • Bruises or broken bones caused by being struck with a mallet

    It is only possible to claim compensation for accidents that are caused by other people or result from their negligence. This can include situations in which other players are careless or ignore the rules, and situations where organisers of the game fail to step in when things start to go wrong.

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    It can also apply if there are obstructions on the court, or if there are problems with your bike, mallet or helmet that didn’t result either from your own actions or the usual effects of ordinary wear and tear.

    Why make a claim?

    Most people who are seeking bike polo injury advice have already made up their minds that they want to claim compensation, but if you are not sure whether to proceed, there are several factors worth thinking about.

    One is that, even though it cannot fix all the damage that your bike polo injury has caused, money can make it a lot easier to cope with other problems such as having to take time off work or difficulty in getting around.

    Secondly, if a game is being run correctly, the organisers should have liability insurance, and any compensation that they are ordered to pay will come out of that, rather than from them personally. A third consideration is that claiming compensation can help to ensure that changes will be made by those responsible in order to prevent such accidents occurring again.

    The compensation claims process is much easier to deal with than you might think. At Accident Advice Helpline we always put our clients first and aim to make things as easy for them as possible.

    Our highly skilled solicitors have a great record of success and can often resolve cases without the need to go to court. To find out more just give us a call on 0800 689 0500 for bike polo injury advice.

    Date Published: July 12, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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