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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

    Roller derby accident claim


    Have you been the victim of a roller derby accident, and need to make a roller derby accident claim? For those who like to get involved with fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping activities, risk is an accepted part of life.

    If an injury occurs, during a roller derby class or session, as a result of poorly maintained equipment, inadequate safety protocols, or a lack of protective clothing, it could be that you are entitled to a fair amount of financial compensation as payment for physical and emotional injuries.

    Whilst the subject of negligence – particularly during contact sports – can be a tricky subject, it is important to find out both who is responsible for your injury, and why they did not do what they should have done to prevent it. An example of this is that if you slip and fall whilst rollerblading because the rink is not cared for properly, you are not to blame for your accident. The organisation responsible for the rink is to blame.

    What is a roller derby injury?

    If we take the scenario outlined above as an example, there are various instances in which a third party could be held responsible for this kind of injury. They include situations in which the floor is damaged, warped or uneven, as well as situations in which the floor has been made temporarily unsafe after washing, but no warning signs or other attempt has been made to inform you of this fact.

    You cannot claim for an injury resulting from personal negligence, like poor eyesight or reduced motor skills. Yet you may be eligible to claim for compensation if you are the victim of negligence by a third party, or organisation. In regard to roller derby, this includes not just damaged floors, but poor quality helmets and shin pads, as well a lack of clear rules relating to physical contact.

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    What is Accident Advice Helpline?

    At, Accident Advice Helpline, we have over 14 years of experience, dealing with personal injury claims of kinds. We are an established personal injury law firm, with a tight-knit team of experts who believe that every case should be treated in its own unique way.

    Our solicitors are willing to work on a no win no fee* basis in order to secure you the compensation that you deserve from the people who have failed in their duty of care towards you. This could be the rink manager, a dangerously reckless roller derby instructor or another at-fault third party.

    What steps do I need to take?

    If you think that you might be eligible for compensation, call one of our friendly advisors direct today on 0800 689 050. Or, if you prefer, text CLAIM365 to 88010 for a call back from a specialist associate.

    We have dealt with thousands of cases over the years, many involving sports-related accidents, so we understand what needs to be done to ensure that your claim is given the best possible chance of success in the small claims court.

    Date Published: November 22, 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.