As every referee knows, injury is a constant threat when it comes to sports; particularly contact activities like football and rugby. It is also easier than you think to fall victim to an injury as a referee – you might technically be an independent figure, but you are still in the thick of the action. If you are unlucky enough to fall victim to an accident which wasn’t your fault, a referee accident claim can be sought.
This is an environment in which large numbers of people are moving and colliding with one another, usually at great speeds. Therefore it is vital that sports equipment, tools, pitches and uniforms are appropriate for the situation. You cannot claim compensation for an accident that results from personal negligence; for example, a failure to adhere to clearly outlined safety rules or signals.
However, you can claim for an injury resulting from the negligence of a third party. This can include broken or damaged equipment, unsuitable playing environments, unclear safety instructions and illegal or overly risky manoeuvres from players, or other figures that affect your role.
Can Accident Advice Helpline help me?
Accident Advice Helpline is an established and highly reputable personal injury law firm, with over 14 years of experience. Our solicitors are dedicated to your recovery, and they will work on a no win, no fee* basis, in order to secure you a fair and satisfactory amount of compensation.
We have dealt with thousands of cases, including many injuries relating to referee accidents, so we know what needs to be done to ensure that a claim has the best possible chance of success. If you think that you might be eligible for compensation, call one of our friendly advisors direct today on 0800 689 0500 for a free consultation. Or, text “claim365” to 88010, to receive a call back from a specialist.
Why should I make a claim?
At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that injuries sustained whilst playing sports, can be tough to recover from – particularly if they force you to take time off work. It is even harder to come to terms with costly medical bills and a loss of earnings, if you are certain that the accident could have been easily avoided.
Why should you lose out on earnings if you were injured after an accident that wasn’t your fault? We will take loss of earnings, material damage and medical bills into account when processing your claim for compensation.
How do I make a claim?
The consultation process is brief and fair – six short questions are used to evaluate the eligibility of your claim, after which you will receive a clear recommendation. If we decide that your case is suitable for further proceedings, details of the accident, injuries and apparent causes will be recorded for posterity and later use in court.
If you are given the go-ahead to proceed, our experts will need to start compiling a case, backed up by evidence. This means that photographs of both your injuries, and the environment in which they were sustained, are extremely useful.
Date Published: October 18, 2014
Author: David Brown