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2005/07/24 14:07:25 (permalink)

Broken arm (legal advice needed please)

Playing 5aside fball on thurs nite, i won a tackle fair and square, guy didnt like it so turned round and kicked my legs away off the ball. I fell and landed on my arm, breaking it. I came out of hosp yesterday after 2 operations, and now its just started to sink in how angering this whole situation is. A lads holiday in 3 weeks could be ruined, loss of earnings, unable to drive, unable to do any sport. And all due to a mindless thug who basically assaulted me.

What is my best plan of action for making this guy pay for what he has done (please no suggestions of take an iron bar to his head). There are plenty of witnesses, some of which hold respectable positions i.e. accountants etc, so im not just relying on the word of my mates etc. i want this guy to pay the price for what he has done, so what are my options?

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    RE: Broken arm (legal advice needed please) 2005/07/24 14:13:33 (permalink)
    Id just leave it mate, ihe didnt mena to break your arm Im sure. Whats done is done.

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    RE: Broken arm (legal advice needed please) 2005/07/24 14:13:40 (permalink)
    I'm not sure how I feel about this , I appreciate it was assault but then these things happen in football. I'm sure he didn't mean to break your arm and I would suggest you aproach him regarding financial compensation without involving the police. If he doesn't want to know then you can press charges.

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    RE: Broken arm (legal advice needed please) 2005/07/24 14:25:24 (permalink)
    I would probably say get in touch with a solicitors - one of those no win no fee places. They only taken on the case if they see you have a significant chance of winning. What he did was a battery an that is an intentional tort. THat means you don't even have to show damage to yourslef in orer to get any compensation of him, though of course damagesuch as your broken arm will give you a higher level of compensation. From what you're saying he clearly intended to kick and the breaking of your arm from a fall is a natural and probable consequence. As to it being part of a sports game - that may hinder your claim. As said best thing is to see a no win no fee solicitor and take it from there.
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    RE: Broken arm (legal advice needed please) 2005/07/24 14:29:53 (permalink)
    assault is assault, i dont understand people who say 'these things happen in football' it fcuking well shouldn't!

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    post edited by Cheggers - 2005/07/24 14:30:37
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    RE: Broken arm (legal advice needed please) 2005/07/24 14:31:41 (permalink)
    Would i need to involve the police first? I am going to take the matter further with the bournemouth f.a. (who the match was played through) and the sports centre that hosted the game as my first ports of call to make sure the guy isnt playing next week to do the same to someone else. I want to see the guy pay for his actions and to see that there are consequences. Maybe an idealistic wish on my part but nonetheless one I will follow through on.


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    RE: Broken arm (legal advice needed please) 2005/07/24 14:31:52 (permalink)
    take him tot he cleaners, if you where self employed with kids, you would be going hungry , if he can take a jealous swipe on a football feild , he can do it to someone in the street, yes these things happen in football and if it was accidental i would probably aceept it , this sounds like you got the better of him though and he retaliated, he should pay the price

    you arm might never be the same again

    you cant train

    you will be in pain

    you will be under a lot more stress

    id go see citizens advice burea and see whats the first course of action
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    RE: Broken arm (legal advice needed please) 2005/07/24 14:33:11 (permalink)

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    assault is assault, i dont understand people who say 'these things happen in football' it fcuking well shouldn't!

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    Exactly - if it had happened in the high street it would have been daylight assault.

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    RE: Broken arm (legal advice needed please) 2005/07/24 14:34:16 (permalink)
    these things happen in football????

    if ap had said the guy came in for a tackle and i fell and broke my arm i would agree but what happened here is assault and ap you have a case

    go to a solicitors and see what he can do for you
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    RE: Broken arm (legal advice needed please) 2005/07/24 14:35:49 (permalink)
    assault is assault, i dont understand people who say 'these things happen in football' it fcuking well shouldn't!

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    Sorry but I disagree , it depends entirely on the situation. I had to pay a bloke £500 for loss of earnings after I assaulted him. Sounds fair ? not really he had beaten up more people in the past than Ive had hot dinners, first time he's on the wrong end of a kicking he goes to the police, tit.

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    RE: Broken arm (legal advice needed please) 2005/07/24 14:37:26 (permalink)
    2 wrngs dont make a right though mate

    the people he beat up should have gone to the police - if they dont thats their business
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    RE: Broken arm (legal advice needed please) 2005/07/24 14:39:27 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: PAGAN

    assault is assault, i dont understand people who say 'these things happen in football' it fcuking well shouldn't!

    sue the chavster


    Sorry but I disagree , it depends entirely on the situation. I had to pay a bloke £500 for loss of earnings after I assaulted him. Sounds fair ? not really he had beaten up more people in the past than Ive had hot dinners, first time he's on the wrong end of a kicking he goes to the police, tit.


    yeah im not talking about their background, my step dad is in a similar situation with a tit who lives round the back of us

    what im talking about is the situation its done in, i.e. just because its a game does it make the effects of his actions any different
    post edited by Cheggers - 2005/07/24 14:40:09
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    RE: Broken arm (legal advice needed please) 2005/07/24 14:40:28 (permalink)
    Pagan, I'm not asking for opinions as no one else saw what happened to say whether it was 'just football' or assault. It was assault though, and I just want to know what the best course of action is.

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    RE: Broken arm (legal advice needed please) 2005/07/24 14:40:45 (permalink)
    It may have been wrong but it felt so right

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    RE: Broken arm (legal advice needed please) 2005/07/24 14:43:20 (permalink)
    Pagan, I'm not asking for opinions as no one else saw what happened to say whether it was 'just football' or assault. It was assault though, and I just want to know what the best course of action is.

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    Fair do's mate , as you can probably guess I am a bit biased about this kind of thing

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    RE: Broken arm (legal advice needed please) 2005/07/24 14:46:21 (permalink)

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    Sorry but I disagree , it depends entirely on the situation. I had to pay a bloke £500 for loss of earnings after I assaulted him. Sounds fair ? not really he had beaten up more people in the past than Ive had hot dinners, first time he's on the wrong end of a kicking he goes to the police, tit.



    I have to agree with pagan. People like that really get me They go around causing trouble but only with weaker people and then when you give them what they have been dishing out they run for the hills and go to the police.

    In fact Im in such a situation now. Theres this boy from my school that I never got one with but we never actually had a confrontation. But now that im gone hes giving one of my friends in yr 9 grief and hes in yr 10 all because im not around he thinks he can get away with it.
    Im thinking of hitting him once or twice but im scared he will go to the police or should I just confront him with my mate n let my mate hit him nand just make sure my mate doesnt get hit back?. What do you think would be the best action?
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    RE: Broken arm (legal advice needed please) 2005/07/24 14:47:38 (permalink)
    do it, but make sure you think with your head not your emotions and anger

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    RE: Broken arm (legal advice needed please) 2005/07/24 14:51:03 (permalink)
    mabie the CAB will have some top notch advice, but i would probably drop into the police station - they are fairly helpful

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    RE: Broken arm (legal advice needed please) 2005/07/24 14:51:18 (permalink)

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    Sorry but I disagree , it depends entirely on the situation. I had to pay a bloke £500 for loss of earnings after I assaulted him. Sounds fair ? not really he had beaten up more people in the past than Ive had hot dinners, first time he's on the wrong end of a kicking he goes to the police, tit.



    I have to agree with pagan. People like that really get me They go around causing trouble but only with weaker people and then when you give them what they have been dishing out they run for the hills and go to the police.

    In fact Im in such a situation now. Theres this boy from my school that I never got one with but we never actually had a confrontation. But now that im gone hes giving one of my friends in yr 9 grief and hes in yr 10 all because im not around he thinks he can get away with it.
    Im thinking of hitting him once or twice but im scared he will go to the police or should I just confront him with my mate n let my mate hit him nand just make sure my mate doesnt get hit back?. What do you think would be the best action?





    as in chess the threat is deadlier than the execution, just let him know you are onto him

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    RE: Broken arm (legal advice needed please) 2005/07/24 15:00:34 (permalink)
    i am not a fan of the police but i would imagine any cival case would benefit from them being informed. case law shows that the fact that an assault happens during a sporting event has no bearing on it being assault. there is of course an unwritten law between men in contact sport that we dont cry to the police every time a handbag is thrown but in this case it apears your opponent has gone to far. obviously he didnt intend to break your arm but as a result of his actions this occured. cant see any problem in makeing a few well deserved quid out of the situation. just make sure yoy sue the right person, ie is he liable or is he insured through the football league in which case your claim may be against them, also if you can claim against them you will be in a better position as this guy might end up owing yoy a few grand but actually getting it is another story, (i speak from personal experience on that one).
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