Acrobatics is an extremely physical activity where the body is pushed to the limits. Whether you perform acrobatics as a hobby, competitively or professionally accidents can happen. In such cases you may well ask, “Can I claim for an acrobatics accident?”
Who to ask
Making a claim for an acrobatics accident or, indeed, any type of accident involves a legal process, so it is essential you seek expert legal advice. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have in-house solicitors with the expertise to advise whether you can make a claim for an acrobatics accident.
How do I make contact?
Contacting us at Accident Advice Helpline is very simple. We provide a 24-hour Helpline for both landlines and mobiles. Alternatively, you can text us and our advisors will get back to you as soon as possible.
Why should I make a claim?
Some people are loath to make claims following an accident, but really, it is in their own interests to do so. Accidents lead to personal pain and suffering and there is also the financial impact. Following your acrobatics accident you may have had to take time off work to recover, leading to a loss of earnings. Then there is the cost of medication and travel to and from treatment sessions to take into consideration. You may have undergone non-NHS therapies in a bid to treat your injuries and those can be very costly. Acrobatic injuries can also be very serious, particularly if you have injured your back or head. This can have a major impact not only your own ability to secure future earnings, but also on the lives of family and loved ones. With a successful acrobatics injury claim you will be able to recover the costs lost and ensure that you have at least some comfort in the future.
What will determine whether I can make a claim?
Your ability to make an acrobatics claim will depend on the circumstances surrounding the accident. Generally, you should not have been responsible for the accident such as through your own negligence or misuse of equipment. An advantage of contacting Accident Advice Helpline is that our expert lawyers will be able to determine if you have grounds for a claim based on the information given.
What information will I need to provide?
Obviously, we will need your own recollections about the acrobatics accident. In addition, we will need to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident. This will enable us to determine whether or not you have grounds for a claim, and if so, who the claim should be made against.
If a claim is to be made, the extent of you injuries could help determine the amount you are awarded if it is successful. This is why it is essential you see a doctor as soon after the accident as possible.
You should also keep records and receipts of any expenses incurred because of the accident, as these would be included in any claim.
Your question, “Can I claim for an acrobatics accident?” will be determined by the information given to our Accident Advice Helpline solicitors. Contact us without delay for advice.
Date Published: November 2, 2014
Author: David Brown