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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

    The role of the coach in preventing a hockey accident


    How important is the role of the coach in preventing a hockey accident?

    A hockey coach has many different roles to fulfil. He is there to train, lead, teach and encourage a team to work together for success and safety in the sport. Perhaps the role of the coach in preventing a hockey accident is the most important one.

    A hockey coach will have been chosen for his special leadership skills and his ability to bring together different personalities to form a team. Hockey is a contact sport involving a lot of energy and accidents can and do happen.

    Preventing accidents

    A coach should ensure that all the players are aware of the safety rules and should identify any failings by individual players. Overly aggressive attitudes on the field need to be addressed by the coach before they lead to injuries.

    Where players fail to respond to advice and warnings, the coach should remove a player until further training and discipline has been given.

    Constant monitoring of the game and intervention where necessary is the role of the coach in preventing a hockey accident. The coach should also ensure that players are wearing appropriate protective equipment before going on the field or rink. This can help to limit the effect of any injuries.

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    When things go wrong

    You might expect a few bruises in any game of hockey but if you’ve been more seriously injured you should get some advice about claiming compensation.

    You must be able to show that the accident and your injuries were not your fault. There will be witnesses to what happened and this will help you support a claim. If you think your injuries were caused by lack of care on the part of the coach then get some independent advice from a law firm.

    Which law firm should you choose to help you?

    Accident Advice Helpline are well practised in managing sports injury claims. With over 15 years’ experience you can rely on our advice. We suggest that you talk to one of our trained advisors who can explain how claiming compensation works.

    Do make sure you’ve had medical attention for your injuries, it’s essential if you want to claim compensation. Your accident must have happened in the last three years as well.

    If you’re concerned about the cost of legal advice, don’t be. We work for our clients on a no-win, no-fee* arrangement.

    Hockey accidents can be serious. If your coach or another player has injured you through their negligence then call us now.

    It’s 0800 689 0500 from a landline or, if calling from a mobile phone, 0333 500 0993

    Category: Hockey accident claims

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.