If you need to make a billiards accident claim and you’re looking for representation from someone who fully understands your situation, give us a call here at Accident Advice Helpline. It won’t cost you anything and we’ll probably be able to tell you straight away whether or not it’s possible for you to claim compensation; we may even be able to give you an idea of how much you could get. We won’t put you under any pressure and it will be completely up to you if you want to make a claim with us, so what have you got to lose?
Types of billiards accidents
Although it may seem like a very safe sport, accidents are not all that unusual for billiards players. Common injuries include:
- Back injuries caused when leaning over the table or straightening up again
- Repetitive strain damage and related injuries to the wrist
- Pulled muscles caused when stretching to reach an awkward shot
- Impact injuries from balls or other people’s cues
Because it’s only possible to make a billiards accident claim for an injury that wasn’t your fault, you might be surprised to see strain-related injuries listed here, but the law also takes into account the kind of psychological pressure that can exist within the game. If a specific person, such as a manager or coach, puts you under pressure to keep on playing, aggravating an injury in the process, then you may well be eligible for compensation.
Two other rules apply to claims. Unless you were under 18 when your accident happened, you’ll have to claim within three years. You’ll also need to have seen a doctor about your injury not long after the accident happened so that there’s a medical record that can be used in evidence.
What compensation involves
If you make a successful compensation claim, the amount you receive will depend on how your accident has affected you. If, for instance, you’re a competition player and you had to drop out of a tournament, you could be eligible for money to make up for what you would have likely won if you’d been able to compete. If you have a back injury that’s expected to cause you pain for some time, you could get funding for special equipment like a chair that gives you the best possible back support. Compensation is designed to get your life back to normal, and it can be a helpful way to draw a line under what has happened.
What you need to succeed
At Accident Advice Helpline we have expert sports injury solicitors on hand who are highly skilled in dealing with cases of this sort. We’re so confident in their ability that we won’t ask for a penny from you if the case is unsuccessful. You’ll find them sympathetic, easy to work with, and they’ll do their best to make sure the case causes as little disruption to your life as possible. Just pick up the phone and find out what we can do for you.
Date Published: November 30, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Other sporting accident claims