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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

    Billiards accident advice

    Billiards accident advice can be hard to find, as it’s generally perceived as a very safe sport that doesn’t involve much physical activity, people often underestimate the problems that can occur with billiards. At Accident Advice Helpline, we’ve encountered quite a few people who have been injured while playing billiards, and we’re ready to do everything we can to help you. You can call us at any time or use the form on our website to explain what happened to you. It won’t cost you anything for initial advice, and if you decide (then or later) that you want to make a claim with us, we’ll work on a no win, no fee basis, easing any financial concerns that you may have.

    Typical billiards accidents

    Most billiards accidents are caused by the physical stress involved in the sport. Wrist injuries are common, tendonitis can become a serious issue if not treated promptly, while back injuries from leaning over the table and straightening up again can also be a big problem, especially for people unlucky enough to lose their footing when doing so. Sometimes – especially in busy billiards halls where a lot of games are going on at once – people can be accidentally hit by cues or even by balls, which have the potential to cause serious injury. If anything like this has happened to you within the past three years, and if you’ve seen a doctor about your injury, you could be able to claim compensation.


    Although we realise it can still be hard to cope with the consequences of a billiards accident that was your own fault, the law isn’t able to do anything in your situation. If somebody else injured you, however, it’s quite likely that you can make a claim. You may also be eligible for compensation if you were working with a coach who pressured you into continuing to play after you explained that you were in pain. This is because a lot of strain-related injuries get worse if you continue to aggravate them. A responsible coach will always tell you to stop in this situation, even if you’ve both been looking forward to a big match.

    How Accident Advice Helpline can help

    If you come to us for billiards accident advice and we think you have a legally valid claim, we’ll offer to put you in touch with one of our specialist sports injury solicitors. This means you’ll have an expert on your side that is already familiar with the game and the kinds of injuries associated with it. It means that you’ll have a high chance of success even if you’re taking on someone who has a lot of money to spend on lawyers.

    Winning compensation can do a lot to make life easier for you in this situation, such as funding specialist physiotherapy or making up for lost earnings if you need to take time off work to rest an injured wrist. It’s the law’s way of helping to set things right for you, so make sure you don’t miss out.

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    Date Published: November 30, 2014

    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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