If you’ve been injured during a game of darts, and think that someone else was at fault, you might want to consider making a darts accident claim. Financial compensation for a darts accident is intended not only to give you something back for the injury you suffered, but also to help pay for the expenses involved in recovery, such as medical treatment, time taken off work and so on. In addition, it encourages the paying party to behave more responsibly in future, to prevent similar darts accidents in the future.
Obviously, the amount of compensation you receive will depend on the extent of your injury among other factors, but at Accident Advice Helpline we have years of experience in securing our claimants the full amount of compensation they are entitled to.
Accidents you can claim for
With any compensation claim, the important factor is not only that the accident was not your fault, but also that responsibility for your injuries can be laid squarely at the feet of another party. With a darts accident, examples might include being struck by a dart thrown by a player who was obviously behaving in a reckless, foolhardy or drunken manner; or being hit by a falling dartboard that was improperly hung – this being the responsibility of the pub landlord. Other elements that would be the landlord’s responsibility and that could cause an accident would be trip hazards such as loose and badly placed rugs or raised floorboards that might cause a darts player to stumble, injuring him or another party as his throw goes wide.
Whatever your darts-related injury, it is important that you seek appropriate medical attention immediately. As well as being for your own good, this could affect your compensation claim. A full medical report on the nature and cause of your injury is also usually required, as are statements from witnesses to your accident who will back up your assertion as to what caused it. You will also need to make your compensation claim within three years of the accident.
Making your claim
You can call Accident Advice Helpline at any time using our free 24-hour helpline on 0800 180 4123. Our friendly, efficient advisors are fully trained, and will listen to your account. After asking you a few basic questions, they will tell you whether you have a good case for making a compensation claim. You can also visit our website and use the free 30-second online claim calculator, which will also give you a rough idea of how much compensation you may be entitled to.
At this stage you’re still not committed to anything, and the decision as to whether or not to proceed with your claim is entirely yours. If you do decide to go forward, we can put you in touch with a member of our team of expert lawyers, all of whom work on a no win no fee basis. This means not only a better deal and less initial financial outlay for you, but also that they will work harder to secure you the outcome that you deserve.