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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

    Can I claim for injury at football match

    If you were injured attending or playing in a football match, you may now be wondering what you can do about it, you may already have been to see a doctor or a professional counsellor in case of psychological trauma, but still be wondering if you can raise a claim for financial compensation for your injuries at a football match. Accident Advice Helpline can help you make your personal injury claim. Your football match injury was perhaps caused by another football player or a fellow spectator, or the venue’s owners or managers could have caused it indirectly. If someone else fundamentally caused your football match injury, it happened to you in the last three years and meant it you had to seek medical or psychological help, your claim for financial compensation stands a good chance of success.

    Preparing your football match injury claim

    Prepare your football match injury claim by writing down as much information as you can. It will help your case if you can definitively show that your accident was not your fault. Write down your recollections of what happened and look for witnesses. It will be helpful to talk to your witnesses beforehand, to check that they have a clear memory of your accident. It has been shown that people sometimes remember things differently, even if talking about the same thing. It would also be helpful for others to see the context of your accident by taking photographs of the football match grounds or spectators’ area. Focus on the area where your accident happened. Also describe what the person who caused your accident did, whether intentional or not. Document the extent of your medical help and what fees or expenses resulted because of it.

    Should I feel guilty about claiming compensation?

    No – you are completely within your rights to claim financial compensation for an accident caused by someone else. Even if the other party did not intentionally mean to harm you, the impact of the accident on your life may be severe. Even if the other party is close to you, you may now be experiencing significant stress or physical pain which may be impacting on your ability to lead a normal life. Your injury may have led to a need for a long period of medical help, which may be only partially covered financially by the NHS.

    Health and safety regulations

    The question ‘can I claim for injury at football match?’, can relate to injuries caused by the organisers of the football match. You may not have been the only person to suffer an injury. The football grounds may have been unsafe or badly maintained. The truth is that when you attend a public event, its organisers are legally bound to look after your health and safety. If you can show that they did not do, you stand a good chance of being able to raise a financial claim for compensation. Get in touch with us at Accident Advice Helpline for free, impartial advice from one of our expert call advisers regarding your football match accident.

    Date Published: April 22, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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