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Compensation for being hit by golf ball

I have been offered 10,000 pounds compensation for being hit by golf ball at my local golf club. The ball was hit with such force that it fractured my cheek bone and I do not think what I have been offered is enough. Please can you advise?

Question:

I have been offered 10,000 pounds compensation for being hit by golf ball at my local golf club. The ball was hit with such force that it fractured my cheek bone and I do not think what I have been offered is enough. Please can you advise?

Answer:

The fact that you have already been offered compensation for being hit by golf ball shows that either the golf club or golfer who is responsible for your injury has acknowledged their liability, and it may be worth your while to have a full assessment of your hit by golf ball compensation claim made by a personal injury solicitor.

Compensation for being hit by golf ball should include more than just the physical injury you sustained – whether or not 10,000 pounds is adjudged to be an adequate settlement – and factors such as a loss of amenity, psychological injury and any expenses you have incurred as a result of your injury should also be taken into account.

A fractured cheek bone may also require revision surgery, so until a solicitor has been able to review your medical notes, it will be difficult to establish whether the compensation for being hit by golf ball that you have been offered represents a fair settlement or not. Making any claim for being hit by golf ball can have widely different outcomes-

A golfer who lost an eye when he was hit by a wayward golf ball was recently awarded 400,000 pounds, whereas a golfer who sustained broken teeth and cuts to her lips in a similar injury only received 7,500 pounds in hit by golf ball compensation by comparison.

As you can see, having a full assessment of your hit by golf ball compensation claim and professional legal representation is of the utmost importance, and it is recommended that you discuss the settlement you have been offered with a personal injury solicitor at the first possible opportunity.