Most people assume that making a curling accident claim must be a complicated affair, but at Accident Advice Helpline we like to keep things simple. We’ll start by offering you free advice, whether you contact us by phone or using our specially designed compensation claim form. We can let you know if you’re likely to be eligible for compensation and we may also be able to tell you how much you’d be likely to get. If you decide you’d like to get straight on with making a claim, we can fix you up with an expert solicitor on a no win, no fee basis, which means you won’t have to worry about finding lots of money up front.
Our whole system is streamlined to keep stress to a minimum. If you want to be closely involved in your case, we’ll do our best to accommodate that, but if you’d rather not have to think about the matter, that’s fine too – we may even be able to arrange it so that you don’t need to appear in court.
What kind of accidents can I claim for?
You can claim for any accident that happened in the last three years and wasn’t your fault, as long as you saw a doctor soon afterwards. Sometimes we find that people blame themselves for accidents when the real responsibility lies with someone else, so if you have any doubts, call us. If, for instance, you picked a stone up and dropped it on your foot (a not uncommon accident), but you had received training in which you were never told to turn stones rather than lift them, you may have a case against your trainer. If a broom broke while you were relying on it to support your weight, you may have a case against the manufacturer, the seller, or the person responsible for maintaining it. Everybody knows that curling is a risky sport but that’s why it’s up to everyone involved to do things properly, not just you.
What happens if I claim?
At Accident Advice Helpline we will never push you into claiming, but if you decide that’s what you want to do then we will do all we can to help. Our sports injury solicitors really know their stuff and they’re happy to talk by phone or email so you won’t need to worry about making your way to their offices if you’re badly injured or feeling shaken. They’re friendly people who understand that accidents are stressful, and they’ll keep your curling accident claim as simple as possible. You can be confident, however, that you will always be consulted before any big decisions are taken.
If you make a successful claim against an organisation or a professional involved in the sport, your compensation will usually come from an insurance company, so you don’t need to worry about bankrupting somebody or hurting the sport you love. In fact, your claim could help to make the sport safer by encouraging people to do things properly in the future – good news for you if you’re hoping to recover and then get back in the game.
Date Published: November 30, 2014
Author: David Brown