Sports injuries are increasingly common, with fitness enthusiasts or players focussed to achieve their best. Do you need to make a hockey injury claim? You may be aware of the risks involved in taking part in a fast game such as hockey, but this should not stop you from exploring compensation if you feel your injuries were caused by recklessness or even out of malice. Playing hockey can be fast and furious and normally great fun, but you should not feel inhibited from making a hockey injury claim if you feel your injuries were caused by someone else.
How can I prove someone else caused my hockey injuries?
Successfully claiming for sport injury compensation depends on proving another’s culpability. You can improve your chances of a successful claim by following a few basic steps. First, you should take photos of where your accident happened. You should photograph any hazardous equipment, training ground faults or risky facilities that contributed to your hockey injury so that you can show this during the legal process. Next, ensure that you speak with a doctor so that you can prove you required medical attention following your accident. Also, check what witnesses are available and speak with them to see if they saw your accident and if they would be willing to testify on your behalf.
Does it matter when my hockey injury happened?
Accident Advice Helpline can typically help you if your personal injury was caused by someone else, required medical attention and happened in the last three years. It is generally best to start a claim for compensation as soon as you feel fit to do so. This is because the accident will be fresher in your mind then and you may be able to find more witnesses, whose own memories of the event will be more accurate.
What can Accident Advice Helpline do to help you?
Accident Advice Helpline was established in 2000 to help those with relatively little legal experience to make a financial claim for compensation for accidents that were not their own fault. We help thousands of people every year. You can start your potential hockey injury claim by checking our free online claim calculator. The online calculator takes no more than a minute to complete and it should be able to give you an idea about your potential claim amount. Alternatively, you can phone us on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 to speak with one of our expert advisors. If we think you have a potential claim, we will work with you to approach the other party involved in your accident and if the claim cannot be settled early, guide you through the legal proceedings. All of our specialist solicitors work on a no win, no fee* basis.
Date Published: May 3, 2014
Author: David Brown