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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

    Dodgeball accident claim

    If you were injured in a dodgeball accident that was caused by someone else in the last three years, you could be able to make a dodgeball accident claim.

    Playing dodgeball

    Dodgeball is normally a harmless, competitive sport in which players attempt to eliminate each other by throwing a ball at each other. Although it can be fast-paced and involve a lot of rapid, brusque movements around the dodgeball court, the ball itself is made from a fairly soft material and it is not in any way designed to cause an injury. Players can compete vigorously without causing each other harm and the rules of the game are normally followed so that risks are minimised.

    Nonetheless, little or more serious accidents can of course happen, as indeed they can with most competitive sports. The force with which the ball is thrown can become dangerous if you are struck on the head, in the eyes or ears. Many times this can be painful but without lasting impact, but yet a freak accident can mean you sustain a concussion or lose your eyesight or hearing.

    Another risk is that the other player or team could suddenly lose their self-control and begin to play with excessive aggression. You may have been struck by another player physically, potentially leading to a fracture or other serious wound. A loss of self-control can be without malice, as the excitement of the game simply leads to heightened passion, but it can also be partly intentional. A losing team may vent their frustration by becoming physically threatening.

    If you were injured by someone else, intentionally or by accident, you could be entitled to make a dodgeball accident claim. To check your eligibility and the potential value of your claim, you can ask our advisors at Accident Advice Helpline for more information and guidance.

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    The benefits of claiming accident compensation

    The main benefit of claiming compensation for your dodgeball accident is that you could receive a sum of money. How much you can claim depends on the nature of your injuries and the extent to which the other person was to blame. Also, if you incurred serious expenses after being injured, this could be recognised during the legal claim process and increase the value of your claim.

    What happens when I contact Accident Advice Helpline?

    When you contact us, one of our advisors will go through the details of your dodgeball accident with you. We will be able to advise you about your best course of action, what else may be needed to strengthen your claim, and guide you through the documentation you have to complete to make a claim.

    If you have a strong case and you wish to proceed, we will help you by giving you expert legal representation. All of our personal injury solicitors work on a no win no fee basis. This means that you can focus on your claim without having to worry about the costs should it not succeed. We will always help you achieve the best claim you are entitled to.

    Date Published: November 24, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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