If you’ve suffered a rhythmic gymnastics injury, you might qualify for compensation. Demystify the process of making a Rhythmic gymnastics accident claim. Personal injury law is one of those areas where everyone claims to have some knowledge, but few have expertise. If you’ve suffered an injury performing or training for your routine and think you might qualify for compensation, it’s important to find out more. Accident Advice Helpline can support you throughout the entire legal process.
Personal injury law
The law’s intention is actually quite simple – if you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence or legal fault, you should be able to recoup some of the costs associated with your injury from the party that was responsible for the accident in the first place. Being injured is bad enough – a victim shouldn’t have to bear the financial brunt of their injury alone if the accident wasn’t their fault.
Injuries affect people in many ways, as you’ll already know if you’ve experienced a rhythmic gymnastics injury. Not only does the injured person need medical treatment, they often need transport to and from hospital and help in their daily life if mobility is impaired. Spending time in clinics and hospitals can leave you out of pocket, paying out for food and drink during long waiting times.
You might be unable to do the activities you love, or find yourself losing earning power if your injury affects your professional work. Sometimes an accident is bad enough that it leaves the victim in need of counselling sooner rather than later and facing the financial strain of going private if waiting times for NHS treatment are too long. Personal injury compensation ensures that the person responsible for your accident is held financially accountable for the way the accident has changed your life and capacities.
Criteria for claiming
You should be able to pursue a personal injury claim if you can show that your rhythmic gymnastics accident was the result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness – perhaps through using sub-standard teaching methods, omitting effective warm-ups for all muscle groups, or cutting corners on equipment provision. The accident needs to have happened within the last three years, unless you were under the age of eighteen when it took place. It also it needs to have been serious enough to require the attention of a doctor.
Rhythmic gymnastics injuries are often latent – the result of errors and negligence compounded over time that result in repetitive stress injuries, which can leave the victim in chronic pain. If there’s evidence of errors and negligence with medical reports to back up the case, you don’t need to worry if you didn’t make a claim during the onset of the injury, so long as you’re within the three-year rule.
Estimating a claim
If you think you’re eligible to make a claim, Accident Advice Helpline offers a 30-second compensation calculator to give you an idea of how much your claim might be worth. If you want to continue to take action, one of expert solicitors will be happy to make contact and discuss your case in more detail, working on a no-win, no-fee basis. A word to the wise in the meantime – keep hold of any evidence or receipts that might help to back up your claim. The more you’re able to present, the easier the legal process is likely to be. Call our free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline now to get your compensation claim started today.
Date Published: November 30, 2014
Author: David Brown