If you were injured during an exhibition drill, you may be asking yourself, ‘I was injured performing an exhibition drill, can I claim?’ Performing in an exhibition drill, you are likely to have received hours of training to get up to a certain level of skill.
This military ritual involves moving in close formation with fellow soldiers or other service personnel, often, but not always, to music. Exhibition drills can be very popular, performed at military tattoos or special events.
Accident Advice Helpline
To find out if you are eligible for exhibition drill accident compensation, you can contact the personal injury experts at Accident Advice Helpline. We have well over a decade of experience in making successful claims for people who did not cause their own injuries.
When you contact us, one of our friendly advisers will review the details of your accident with you. We need to establish if your accident was not your fault, but also, if the party at fault can be held accountable. You may not be able to proceed if there is no evidence that another soldier or drill participant caused your injury.
Who was to blame for your accident?
The most important thing, therefore, is to collect as much proof as you can that someone else caused your exhibition drill accident. To build a strong claim for compensation you can start by asking others what they saw: you may have credible witnesses among your fellow drill participants, or even among the spectators.
Nowadays, many people also film events on their mobile phones, so you could discover that there is video footage of your accident, clearly showing how someone else was at fault.
Other ways to strengthen your claim
Other ways in which you could strengthen your claim are to ask your doctor for a copy of your medical record and to keep receipts from any expenses related to your injury. If you had any pre-existing medical issues, ask your doctor if your accident worsened these and to make a clear distinction in your record.
If after your accident you had to regularly attend a medical check-up, or if you had to visit a counselor, you could also have incurred significant travel costs. Keep the receipts relating to this, as these may help increase the value from your claim.
How much could I claim in compensation?
To start, you can go online to use our free online claim calculator. The calculator is a free application that takes less than a minute to use. It asks you a series of short questions about your accident and can then state what your claim could be worth.
To speak to one of our advisers about your eligibility to claim for an accident when performing an exhibition drill and what your compensation could be worth, you can also call our free, 24-hour helpline, 0800 689 0500, from a landline number. From a mobile, you can contact us using the number 0333 500 0993.
If we think you have a valid exhibition drill accident claim, one of our no win, no fee lawyers will represent your best interests through the claims process.