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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 an injury at a rugby match


    Going to a rugby match should not mean you come home with an injury. If you sustained a serious injury as a spectator you could claim compensation for it. Accident Advice Helpline can help you with your personal injury claim. Perhaps you were not well looked after by the game organisers. Perhaps there were too many spectators, leading to overcrowding or perhaps a volatile situation developed. There could have been a rowdy, violent atmosphere during the match, with the security staff ill-equipped or absent during a time of volatility. Whatever the reason, if your rugby match injury was someone else’s fault, happened to you in the last three years and meant you had to seek medical help or professional psychological counselling, you could be in line for financial compensation.

    Should I be able to prove someone else caused my rugby match injury

    You should be able to show someone else was at fault for your rugby match accident. Document what you remember of the accident, collect witness statements and ensure they are willing to speak for you if necessary. It would help if you could take photographs of the rugby ground and exactly where you had your accident. Doing this helps others to visualise what happened. Focus on any badly maintained areas or the poor condition of the ground or spectator area at the time of your rugby match accident. Keep any receipts or invoices for fees or expenses relating to your rugby match injuries and write down the names of your doctor, nurses, or counsellor.

    Can Accident Advice Helpline help me? 

    Accident Advice Helpline was established in 2000 to help people make a financial claim for compensation for accidents they did not cause themselves. We help thousands of people every year. Start your potential rugby match injury claim by trying our 30-second, free online claim calculator. You can also phone us on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.  We will advise you about your best course of action, which can mean trying to settle your claim early. Settling early means you avoid a potentially long procedure, which, although it does not necessarily damage your claim, can lead to stress and uncertainty.

    Does it matter when my rugby match injury happened?

    If your rugby match injury happened in the last three years, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you claim financial compensation for it. Your accident may have happened during a match, during a time-out, or even during a training session. Essentially, it doesn’t matter precisely where the accident happened; if you were not to blame for it and it had a serious impact on your health, you could potentially claim compensation.

    Contact us and get free, impartial advice from one of our expert call advisors regarding your rugby match accident. We help people with little or no legal experience so that they can make a claim for compensation.

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    Date Published: April 22, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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