We’ll be able to tell you during the first call whether or not you have reasonable prospects for making a claim for your football injury.
We will want to gather some initial accounts of the incident from you and your team mates.
As soon as we know whether or not the offending player is covered by insurance we will then aim to meet you and your team mates face-to-face, in order to get detailed statements from everyone.
We will then send a detailed letter of claim to the offending player, providing your account of what happened, why you think he was at fault and giving an outline valuation of your case.
All parties to the claim have to abide by the terms of the Pre-Action Protocol for Personal Injury Claims, which encourages both sides to settle the case without court proceedings if possible.
If the insurers for the offending player deny responsibility for your injury, or refuse to negotiate sensibly, we will advise you about the issue of court proceedings.
We usually arrange to meet with a specialist barrister at that stage so that we can get review the evidence. We work closely with the barristers who have appeared in some of the leading football injury claims.
We are very, very experienced in the conduct of court proceedings in football injury cases.
Even in difficult football injury claims, where court proceedings are necessary, quite a number of our cases are settled on favourable terms before we ever get to a trial.
When cases go ahead as a trial the experience of giving evidence is rarely as difficult as people imagine.
We have previously published some very straightforward pointers about giving evidence at court.