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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."

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    Can I claim for an accident at a roller derby?


    If you have recently been injured whilst taking part in a roller derby, you might be asking yourself, ‘Can I claim for an accident at a roller derby?’ It is fortunate that this is an easy question to answer. You only need to pick up the phone and call the experts at Accident Advice Helpline. We have years of experience helping clients with this specific problem, as well as a variety of other injuries sustained as a result of the negligence of others.

    What are the risks of skating in a roller derby?

    The sport of roller derby involves a lot of physical contact. In fact, the game depends upon physical contact, so it is hardly surprising that team members get injured from time to time. If you decide to get involved with this kind of sport, you have to accept the fact that it comes with a degree of risk. You should be prepared to be participating in fast skating in close proximity to others and be wearing the appropriate protective equipment.

    This risk does and should not, however, extend to situations and circumstances which can be controlled and avoided. For example, a nasty fall on a cracked or warped rink is an accident which should have been prevented by the individual or organisation responsible for the safety of the rink. The same can be said for injuries which could have been prevented with better quality equipment or protective clothing.

    How can injuries be avoided?

    As aforementioned, it is the responsibility of the rink manager to keep the roller derby environment and practice space safe for players. This means making sure that floors are maintained, debris is kept free of the rink and spectator areas are located an appropriate distance from the action.

    Your own responsibility covers wearing the right protective equipment like shin and knee pads, and a sturdy helmet. If you do not have these things, they must be provided before you step out onto the rink at a roller derby.

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    How do I find out if I have a claim?

    At Accident Advice Helpline, our solicitors work on a no win, no fee’ basis. This means that not only do we promise to deal with your claim in a sensitive and professional manner, we also vow to seek the highest amount of financial remuneration. We do not believe that you should suffer physically or financially at the hands of a negligent third party.

    We operate a free, 24-hour helpline, so you can contact us and arrange an initial consultation at any time. You only have to pick up the phone and give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

    If you have lost out on wages as a result of your injuries or have been subject to costly medical bills, we will take this into account when filing your claim for compensation.

    The time has come to stop asking if you can claim and start asking our experts how to claim.

    Date Published: December 6, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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