When playing marbles, one of the last things you probably thought about was that you might be injured. If you were in an accident, however, you could now be wondering, ‘Can I claim for an accident while playing marbles?’ This is where the personal injury experts at Accident Advice Helpline could help you.
You are unlikely to associate playing marbles with a risk of physical injury. This is unlikely to be of comfort, however, if you were actually injured yourself. You may have been struck on the head by one of the marbles, which could have had serious consequences. You may have been partially or completely blinded if the marble struck you in the eye. You could have had a minor concussion if the marble struck you with some force on the head.
To be eligible for compensation for your accident, you need to be able to show that someone else caused your marbles accident. Perhaps someone intentionally meant to harm you by throwing a marble at you. Even though it is not the most competitive activity, someone playing marbles with you may have lost their temper, or suddenly become highly competitive. If another player caused you an injury, even if they did not actually intend to, they could be liable to pay you compensation.
How to start an accident claim
To start an accident claim, it needs to be clear that another person was at fault. Without clear evidence that this is the case, you may not be able to proceed with your marbles accident claim. Proving someone else was at fault could mean finding witnesses, asking if someone took photographs or a video of your marbles game, and asking your doctor for a copy of your medical record.
If another player lost his or her temper, striking you with a marble with intent to harm you, showing that they have a history of bad temper, or physically threatening behaviour, could also help you.
How we can help
Accident Advice Helpline offers expert personal injury advice and can represent you through the claim process. To check if you can make a claim for a marbles injury, you can use our free claim calculator. The calculator checks your eligibility to make a claim and estimates what it could be worth. If you prefer to speak directly to one of our advisers, you can use our free 24-hour helpline. You can call us on 0800 689 0500, or, if you are using a mobile phone, 0333 500 0993.
When you have a valid claim, you will be represented by one of our ‘no win, no fee’ solicitors. They are experts in personal injury law and can guide you through the claims process. If you lack sufficient details regarding your marbles accident, your solicitor will advise you about your best options and what else may be needed in order to make a successful claim.
Date Published: December 6, 2014
Author: David Brown