You could be able to make a football injury claim if you have been injured during a match. Accident Advice Helpline can help you with your personal injury claim. You may have been injured during the game, on your way to or from the match, while within the grounds, or in the busy time when the spectators were leaving. Whenever the precise timing of your football injury was, if it was essentially caused by somebody else, happened in the last three years and meant you had to seek professional counselling or medical help, you could be in line for financial compensation.
Preparing your football injury claim
You can prepare your football injury claim by collecting as much information as you remember or can get your hands on. Any information that shows you were not at fault for your accident will be especially helpful to your case. Start by taking photographs of the football ground or the spectators’ area where your accident took place. Photographs help as they help others to visualise what happened to you. They may also be able to prove the riskiness of the area you were in at the time, leading to a definite view of another’s culpability. Next, ask your friends or others who were with you at the time if they have a strong memory of what happened and if they would be willing to state publicly who caused your accident. Also keep a record of your medical or counselling history and any related fees or expenses.
Don’t feel guilty about claiming financial compensation
Don’t feel guilty about starting a claim for financial compensation for a personal injury. Even if the person who caused your accident did not mean you any harm, its impact on you may be very damaging. You may be experiencing serious stress or lasting physical effects. Your medical fees or expenses could mean you are financially badly affected. You could even have to take time off work, perhaps permanently, making you less financially secure than before.
Health and safety regulations
The question ‘can I claim for a football injury?’, can relate to injuries caused by someone physically close to you at the time. But you may not have been the only one to be affected. Perhaps the football ground was badly maintained. It could have been criminal negligence that caused your accident. The facilities could have malfunctioned or collapsed, the seating or standing areas suddenly impacted by bad maintenance, or the organisers may have let too many people attend the football match. The truth of the matter is quite simply that when you attend a public event organised by others, they are legally obliged to safeguard your health and safety. If this does not happen, you could potentially raise a successful claim for financial compensation against them.
Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: April 23, 2014
Author: David Brown