Playing conkers can be great fun, but if you or your child have been injured whilst playing this game you may be wondering, ‘Can I claim for an injury from playing conkers?’ To answer this question you will need to speak with an expert legal firm that employs lawyers who specialise in personal injury law.
Who can help me?
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that manages personal injury compensation claims for victims of accidents that were caused by another person or party. Founded in 2000, we employ top personal injury lawyers and have successfully managed thousands of claims.
Following an accident, we know that victims may need to take time off work, pay for medical treatment and perhaps even pay for counselling sessions to aid their recovery. It’s a difficult time in which you are not only recovering form your injuries, but also trying to cope with the additional expenses and loss of earnings and additional expenses. This is why we take every case on a no win, no fee basis; this means that you do not have to make any payments upfront, so you can start your claim in the knowledge that you will not have endure further strain on your finances.
What are the risks of playing conkers?
Conkers is recognised around the UK as a traditional school-time game, but what are the risks related to playing? It is played by drilling a hole into a conker and threading a piece of string through it; each player then takes it in turn to swing their conker at the opponent’s conker with the aim of breaking it. If a conker, or a piece of one, hits a player, then there is a chance that this will cause injury.
Because of dangers involved in this game, many schools around the UK have banned it from the playground. Every school will have playground supervisors and additional measures to ensure the safety of pupils during breaks. If their failure to enforce these measures leads to the injury of your child then the school may be liable and you could be eligible to claim for an injury from playing conkers.
Can I claim?
Not every victim of a personal injury is eligible to pursue a claim for compensation. To make a claim, the accident that let to your injury must have been the result of another person’s actions or negligence. For adults over the age of 18, the accident must have occurred within the last three years, but if a child is injured then their legal guardian can make a claim on their behalf, or the child can claim within three years of turning 18.
If you want to know whether or not you can claim for an injury from playing conkers, speak to one of our advisers by contacting our free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500.
If you are using a mobile phone, please dial 0333 500 0993 or text ‘claim365’ to 88010.
Date Published: December 18, 2014