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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

    Hockey injury – how do I claim?

    When we receive a query asking how to claim for a hockey injury, we always do our best to provide a helpful answer. People contact us about many different kinds of accident, but we realise that sports injuries can be particularly frustrating because they put active people out of action. If you’re in that situation due to someone else’s carelessness, we understand that you may feel a strong desire for justice. If your accident has left you with long-term mobility problems, we’d like to see you get compensation that can help you to find new ways of enjoying sport.

    Where to begin after a hockey injury

    Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have phone lines open day and night, with staff waiting to take your call. They will usually be able to set you on the right track straight away, letting you know if your claim is legitimate and if you want, beginning the process of providig a solicitor, which we pride ourselves on doing quickly. Because we work on a no win no fee* basis, you won’t have to find lots of money to start your claim and if you decide during our first conversation that claiming is not for you, our initial advice won’t cost you a penny. What is more, we can provide a rough idea of what most cases are likely to be worth, making it easier for you to decide if it’s worth your while or not.

    Legitimate claims

    To be valid under compensation law, accident compensation claims involving injured adults must be made within three years. If a child is injured, a parent or guardian can make the claim at any time before the child turns 18. It is also vital that the injured person has been treated by a doctor or another suitably qualified medical professional as soon as possible after the accident, so that there is a formal medical record confirming the injury.

    Collecting evidence

    One useful thing that you can do directly is to collect evidence about your hockey injury. Photographs of your wounds are helpful, even if all they show is bruising.  It is also useful to take pictures of the hockey pitch and the spot where the accident happened. If possible, collect the contact details of witnesses. All this information can help your solicitor to build up a strong compensation case. If you claim with us, we will make sure you have a specialist sports injury solicitor who has the skills and experience needed to maximise your chance of claiming successfully.

    Getting compensation

    If you win compensation it can make a big difference to your life. It’s not just about damages, but also about getting you back on your feet, metaphorically, if not physically. Compensation can fund the support you need to recover your confidence and get back to doing the sort of things that matter most to you in life. It can also cover your expenses and account for things such as having time off work, so you won’t miss out because of someone else’s carelessness.

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    Date Published: April 16, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.