Sports players consent to injuries just by taking part in the game, injuries in the normal run of play that is – any that are caused intentionally or illegally can mean the player is entitled to claim compensation from the perpetrator. The same cannot be said of Selby road traffic accidents, no one gets in their car expecting to be injured through the fault of someone else, and there are no injuries that are acceptable in this situation.
Injuries can happen even in the most sedate of sports. You would not think to be injured while playing snooker or chess for instance, but of the other player loses their temper and throws their cue in the air and it hits you as it lands, or a chess piece cops you in the eye, you would be entitled to claim compensation for the injuries, just like you would if you were injured in Selby road traffic accidents.
The rules for making a compensation claim after a sporting injury or Selby road traffic accidents
You can claim compensation for injuries sustained in any type of accident, as long as the rules apply, which are:
- The accident must have been the fault of someone else
- The injuries you sustained must have needed medical attention
- The accident must have took place within the last three years
In these circumstances, making a personal injury claim is a legal right that you can put into action by calling Accident Advice Helpline.
Using Accident Advice Helpline after Selby road traffic accidents, or any other accident type
We were established in June 2000 to assist people get the justice they are due if they have been injured in an accident that was not their fault. In 1998, legal aid for personal injury compensation claims was withdrawn, and for a time it meant only victims rich enough to pay the legal fees could make a claim, in case their claim was lost.
Then the no win no fee* agreement was introduced for claims and Accident Advice Helpline was one of the first law firms to specifically use this agreement, but now 98% of all personal injury claim are financed in this way.
Making it easy on yourself
Any accident is a traumatic experience, but Accident Advice Helpline aim to reduce that stress for you. The processes can be complex and time consuming for inexperienced victims, but for us it is not a problem as it is what we specialise in, and we have made sure that for our claimants it is simple and efficient.
Our lawyers will examine every facet of your claim to ensure that everything is accounted for. The accident, your injuries, the impact they have had on your life and any costs and losses you have incurred because of the accident will all be part of your personal injury claim.
To start your claim, either complete the 30-second test on our website or call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123. Either way, you will get all the help and advice you need about making a personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 15th August 2014