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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

    Rugby accident


    There are some nasty injuries you could sustain from a rugby accident. In some well-documented recent cases, we have unfortunately seen some fatalities, although on the whole, most rugby accident injuries are moderate and only require rest afterwards. If you have recently received injuries in a rugby accident, you may be thinking that it’s not really worth the time it takes to claim compensation. Perhaps you think it’s all a hassle. You’re entitled to that opinion, but it’s a shame.

    Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we always think that claiming for your injuries is a good idea. Suffering any sporting injury means you are inconvenienced, either physically or financially, and in some cases, psychologically too.

    Can you claim for your rugby accident?

    You may think because your injuries were not very severe you don’t want to go to the fuss of a claim, but consider for a moment who is at fault for your accident. As long as the accident was the fault of someone else, you can make a claim against them. What about the role of a referee in preventing a rugby accident? Should your referee have stopped play? Perhaps they should have seen something was wrong sooner than they did, or perhaps they let a player carry on who shouldn’t have been on the pitch. If they – or someone else – was at fault, of course you can claim against them.

    Why bother? Because there are steps to take to prevent a rugby accident, and any club, or any official that doesn’t take these steps, or take player safety seriously, should be held to account. Don’t you agree?

    How soon should you claim?

    Another question we are asked frequently, is how soon after a rugby accident should I claim? Well, we recommend that you claim as soon as treatment for injuries sustained from a rugby accident has been completed, or if treatment will be ongoing for a while, claim as soon as you know what the long-term prognosis will be. In any case, you must claim within three years of the accident.

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    Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline

    If you’re worried because you don’t know how to claim compensation for a rugby accident, you really shouldn’t be. We were established in the year 2000, and now we’re one of the UK’s leading personal injury law firms. It’s our job to make your claim on your behalf. Leave it to us. All you need to do is make one phone call to us, and explain what happened and when, and we’ll take it from there.

    No-win, no-fee

    To top it all off we offer no-win, no-fee to all of our clients. You’ll only pay legal fees if we win your claim, and we don’t charge you a set-up fee either. What have you got to lose, when the cost of making a rugby accident claim is so much less than you think?

    Call us today. Our numbers are 0800 689 0500 (free from your landline), or you can call from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 (charges may apply).

    Date Published: 21st June 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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