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Hockey Accident Compensation

Hockey is a faced paced and sometimes dangerous sport. Hockey balls travel at a fast pace and sometimes through the air when hit hard enough. Hockey sticks can also cause severe injury if players collide or are too close to a player taking a shot. They can also cause injury if not held onto properly and propelled accidently at players. If you get hurt while partaking in a major game like hockey, your foremost step must be to take medicinal attention as minor breaks are easy to occur which the equipment used. Make sure that you take appropriate treatment and are recorded in your medical records in case if you decide later to make hockey accident compensation claim.

It is imperative to amass as much information as you can if you are a part of the hockey accident, incorporating details of the eyewitnesses and picture where doable. You must also take into account to store the receipts of the injury associated expenses, since it is probable that they can be reclaimed.

There are basically two elements to get entitled amount. The foremost is for suffering and pain you might have suffered and also for loss of amenity. It is dubbed as the general damages and may constitute an award for the inability to perform tasks after the accident, which you used to perform prior to the accident such as washing or driving your car, looking after your lawn or playing with kids. However, the amenity award can be for short duration after the mishap or forever, if this the medicinal evidences support.

Another element of compensation award is for the damages, expenses and loses. It is called as the special damages. It is essential to maintain the receipts for the expenditure you have associated to the hockey accident with the intention of reclaiming them. The objective is to give you back a secure financial position.

In severe hockey accident cases, where the player might no longer be capable to continue their job, can be considered seriously. Costs for equipment, care, housing modifications and transport can be factored as well in the calculations. If the player is still in condition to play but not in the exact way like before, extra amount will be entitled for the loss of congenial employment. The court can make financial award as well, so as to recognise that the injured player’s prospects in the hockey team might be limited.

If the player is injured fatally then a dependent family member like widow or children might be capable of claiming a statutory amount for the funeral expenses and bereavement. Additionally, sum for the income loss as well as contribution to household in form of the future losses might also be recuperated. If the victim was unmarried when the death happened and was staying with them then the parents too might be entitled to claim the statutory bereavement award.

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Miss H was knocked off her bicycle when her front tyre struck a loose paving stone jutting into the road. She sustained a head injury causing severe short term memory loss and mood swings. After 2 years her original Solicitors withdrew from the case as they believed her claim had less than a 50% chance of succeeding. Miss H contacted Cooks who agreed to represent her on a No win No fee basis.

Within 18 months the matter was resolved and Miss H received a settlement cheque of £300,000.00. She told us
"Thank you Cooks for believing in me and my claim. My Solicitor was always available to me and happy to explain each step of the process. The only surprise was how much you managed to obtain for me without the need to go to trial. I will tell all my friends about your great service."
Miss H from London

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
£30,000
Wrist Injury
£3,000
Serious Neck Injury
£30,000
Serious Hand Injury
£10,000
Ankle Injury
£3,000
Serious Knee Injury
£20,000
Serious Head Injury
£50,000

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case