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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

    Colour guarding accident claim


    Making a colour guarding accident claim is easier than a lot of people realise, especially if you have a helpful organisation like Accident Advice Helpline to back you up. There are a lot of myths about compensation law and too often these result in people missing out on what they’re entitled to. We offer no-obligation advice, so if you’ve been injured while colour guarding, get in touch and we’ll help you work out what your options are.

    Typical colour guarding accidents

    Due to the physicality of colour guarding, the pace that flags can move at and the close proximity of other people doing the same thing, the sport inevitably entails some risks. Common accidents include the following:

    • Being hit by somebody else’s flag
    • Stumbling or tripping on an uneven or slippery surface
    • Being caught in a crush as several people stumble
    • Straining a muscle during a throw

    Compensation law can’t do much to help you if your injury is your own fault, but if you think you were only partly to blame it’s still worth giving us a call because we may be able to help. For claiming to be possible you will need to have seen a doctor about your accident soon after it happened. Claims normally need to be made within three years, but where the injured person is a child, the rules differ. An adult can claim on their behalf within three years; if this hasn’t yet happened, they will have three years in which they can claim directly after their 18th birthday.

    Taking action

    At Accident Advice Helpline we provide a no win, no fee* service to help people pursue compensation claims. We can provide you with a specialist solicitor with a good understanding of colour guarding and the sort of injuries it can cause. This will give you a considerable advantage over relying on a general solicitor and will mean you have a good chance of winning even if you’re up against a big organisation like a city council.

    Our solicitors are happy to work with you by phone or email, so you won’t need to travel to meetings, and they may even be able to avoid you having to go to court. We’ll keep you informed about how the case is developing and consult with you before any major decisions are made, but you won’t have to worry about it taking up a lot of your time when you should be focusing on your recovery.

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    Why compensation matters

    Making a successful colour guarding accident claim can help draw attention to problems and make it safer for other people. It can also do a lot to help you recover, especially if your accident has left you with serious injuries. If you have had to take time off work to recover, compensation can make up for lost earnings. If an injured child has been forced to miss school, it can help pay for catch-up tuition. Compensation can even cover the cost of adaptations to your home if you’re left permanently disabled. Don’t miss out on the help you deserve.

    Date Published: November 30, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.