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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

    Darlington accident

    No matter how great a sportsperson you may be, you may have suffered a Darlington accident. If you’re a keen sportsman or woman, you may use a range of sporting equipment on a regular basis. If you play a particular sport, such as badminton, you may have invested in special court shoes as well as a racquet and shuttlecocks. Alternatively, if you play football often, you may have purchased boots, shin pads or goalkeeping gloves and you may even rent an indoor or outdoor pitch.

    Even if people aren’t part of a specific sports team, they may use sporting equipment frequently. If, for example, you’re a member of a gym, you could use a wide range of cardiovascular equipment each time you visit the venue as well as a range of weights and weight machines.

    Even if you’re not particularly sporty yourself, if you have children in your family, you may have a wide range of sporting equipment in your home. For example, children often play sports at school which can encourage them to take an interest at home as well. Many children now have trampolines installed in their gardens which can be a fun way for them to get exercise, even if they don’t belong to an extra-curricular sports team.

    Whilst using the right equipment can help you to perform better, it can also help you to prevent an injury or a Darlington accident from occurring. If, for example, you play football, using the correct size shin pad can help you from suffering cuts or laceration is another player catches your leg when they tackle you.

    Similarly, if you enjoy boxing or sparring, using the appropriate boxing gloves can help to protect your hands from injury and can ensure that your opponent isn’t seriously injured during the bout.

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    Faulty sporting equipment?

    If you purchase sporting equipment and you find that it’s faulty or that it’s not working properly, you may want to return it as soon as possible. Although this may be inconvenient, using bad quality or damaged sporting equipment could increase the chances of a Darlington accident and could mean that someone gets hurt.

    However, if you didn’t realise the equipment want faulty prior to using it, you may have been unable to avoid a Darlington accident. If you were hurt because of a Darlington accident caused by defective sporting equipment, you may want to make a complaint to the manufacturers.

    Make a compensation claim for your Darlington accident

    In addition to this, you may be able to make a compensation claim. If your injuries were caused by faulty equipment, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out how we can help you to make a compensation claim for your Darlington accident? You can contact us at any time and we’ll always be on hand to help.

    Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone and we’ll do everything that we can to help you to make your claim as quickly and easily as possible.

    Date Published: 22nd June 2014

    Author: kate

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