When you think about playing netball, the last thing you consider is being injured in an accident. But running around on a pitch with a ball, trying to score a goal, can actually be pretty dangerous. At times, there have been accidents that have led those with injuries to make netball accident claims, and in some instances, the injured parties have been able to receive compensation to ease their suffering. Could you do the same?
Netball accident claims are more common than you might think and the injuries you could sustain from a netball accident have the potential to be serious. You could suffer a concussion or serious head injury after a collision with another player, a spinal injury if you trip or slip on a damaged netball court or even a serious fracture or ligament injury which takes time to heal.
As such, an injury suffered by taking part in this sport, whether at school, at a sports centre, or elsewhere, could have severe knock-on effects you hadn’t thought about.
Make sure you get medical advice for your injuries
There are a couple of good reasons for this. For example, with the adrenaline of playing the sport and of suffering the injury to begin with, you may not feel that much pain, even if you have sprained your ankle or perhaps even broken a bone. Some injuries may not be apparent until later, at which point you will need to seek treatment and an official diagnosis.
Furthermore, even minor injuries can potentially be enough to receive a smaller compensation payment for, providing someone else caused them and that negligence can sufficiently be proven. If you can provide evidence that you visited your GP, or maybe went to a casualty unit for x-rays and treatment, this can support your overall claim. Many netball accident claims are easier to process when such evidence exists.
Of course, getting medical advice quickly can also mean injuries heal faster and are appropriately treated. Delaying getting that attention could be a bad thing if a more severe injury has been incurred. Internal bleeding caused by a heavy blow or collision is a good example of this. Thankfully, it is uncommon, but you never know whether a nasty accident during a game of netball could lead to treatment being required.
Who’s at fault for my accident?
The role of a coach in preventing a netball accident shouldn’t be underestimated. Whoever is in charge of the game, whether that’s a coach, physical education teacher or somebody else, is ultimately responsible for the safety of players. Not only should they take steps to keep players safe, such as ensuring the court is safe and that any equipment is safe to use, they should also ensure that treatment for injuries sustained from a netball accident is received promptly, and record any accidents in the accident book.
If you have been involved in an accident while playing netball, and you think the person in charge was not doing their job properly, you should speak with a lawyer who deals in personal injury claims. This will enable you to discuss with them what happened, how it occurred, and what evidence there is the other person was negligent. Netball accident claims do stem from negligent actions, or from situations where someone did something they should not have done, such as to provide expert instruction when they were not qualified to do so.
Steps to take to prevent a netball accident may not completely eliminate the risk of accidents happening, but if you have been injured whilst playing netball and you feel that more could have been done to prevent your accident from happening, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim personal injury compensation. We understand it might be confusing to know whether you could claim, and what you might expect from the situation. That’s why we have built our business around you, and how we can best help you figure out where to go next.
Netball accident claims with Accident Advice Helpline
Since 2000, we’ve helped thousands of people claim compensation for sports-related accidents, and netball accident claims represent a fair percentage of those claims. So if you’re wondering how to claim compensation for a netball accident, we can help you.
There is no need to worry about the cost of making a netball accident claim either, as Accident Advice Helpline’s professional personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis. Anybody can afford to make a claim with us, and if you’d like a rough idea of what you may be entitled to receive in compensation, you can take the 30-second test on our website to find out. That’s right – you could have a better idea of how much you might receive from a netball accident claims award in just a short time from now.
Calling us is easy
This will give you an idea, but the actual settlement you could receive may vary, as we take into account a number of different factors when assessing your claim. Why not give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile) and find out if you have a viable claim? Accident Advice Helpline is here to see if we can help you, and whether our experienced lawyers could accept your claim on the above basis. Netball injuries can lead to problems in your daily life for days, weeks, or even longer. In the worst-case scenario, your life may never be the same again. Call today and see what you might be entitled to claim.
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