Player Injury Procedure

Outlined below is the procedure that must be followed by or on behalf of all registered Blarney GAA players that require medical intervention for injuries.

PROCEDURE THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED FOR REPORTING AN INJURY RECEIVED DURING A MATCH OR TRAINING SESSION

(A) If a player gets injured during the course of a game (Challenge, League or Championship) the injury must be reported by the team manager to the referee before he leaves the grounds in order to ensure that the incident is recorded and included in the official match report. The referees report will require - the injured players name, date and time of injury, name of opposing team and the venue where injury occurred.

Failure to supply complete information will result in delay in processing injury claim.

(B) If a player receives an injury during training the incident must be reported by the team manager to the appropriate Chairman (adult or underage)


PROCEDURE THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED FOR AN INJURED PLAYER REQUIRING IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION

If a person is in need of immediate medical attention, the team manager must first phone their appropriate chairman (Adult or Underage) or alternatively the Medical Claims Coordinator (Tadhg Hurley) who will immediately contact Dr. John O'Riordan the club's doctor and a specialist in sports injuries.

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Martin Lynch
(086) 648 3357

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Tadhg Hurley
(087) 799 0820 - Back Up Only

Dr. O'Riordan will attend to the patient at his surgery in Tower or alternatively recommend a visit to an appropriate Medical Institution (Cork University Hospital, Mercy Urgent Care Centre, The Mercy Injury Unit and Mallow Injury Unit, etc.).

Please note that the injured party must attend that hospital specified by Dr.O'Riordan.

N.B. If Dr. O'Riordan is unavailable the chairman and team manager will determine where the injured party is directed for treatment.


PROCEDURE FOR PLAYERS REQUIRING PHYSIOTHERAPY (Applicable to adult players only)

Physiotherapy treatments are restricted to a maximum of 3 sessions per referral (by club doctor).

If a player requires more than three physiotherapy sessions, the player must first notify his team manager before approval to return to Dr O’Riordan for additional treatment referral.


PROCEDURE FOR PAYMENT OR REIMBURSEMENT OF MONIES PAID OUT FOR INJURIES ACQUIRED DURING A MATCH / TRAINING SESSION

(A) Players that are referred to Dr. O'Riordan surgery by their Team Manager pays for the consultation in full at reception on the day and retains the receipt.

Players that are referred to public Hospitals/Medical Institutions by Dr. O'Riordan should not incur any charge if Dr John issues a referral letter.

(B) If Dr.O'Riordan is unavailable to provide referral letter for the injured player for attendance at a Hospital or a Medical Institution (MUCC, VHI Swift), the player pays for the consultation in full at reception on the day and retains the receipt.

(C) Players that are referred to a physio by Dr. O'Riordan pays for the consultation in full at reception on the day and retains the receipt.

(D) Players are to pay the cost for all prescriptions relating to the injury & retain receipts as prescriptions also qualify for tax relief.

Transportation costs are not covered by the player injury fund and not allowable for tax relief.


TAX RELIEF

Players can claim relief on the cost of health expenses. These can be your own health expenses, those of a family member or any individual’s, as long as you paid for them.

You receive tax relief for health expenses at your standard rate of tax, 20%.

Visit Revenue’s website here to view more details and information how to apply for the relief.


PROCEDURE FOR COMPLETION OF THE GAA INJURY CLAIMS FORM

N.B. All completed Medical Claim forms must be returned to the Medical Claims Officer (Tadhg Hurley) within 14 days.

The player or parent (for underage players) should print off the form and complete the relevant sections. Click here - GAA Claims Injury Form

When the claim form is completed by the injured player or parent of the injured player it should be returned to the club Medical Claims Officer (Tadhg Hurley) who will oversee its submission and processing by the Insurance Company.

All correspondence with the Insurance Company must be directed through the Medical Claims Officer.

Contact details for the Medical Claims Officer:

-Tadhg Hurley (087) 799 0820

-Tadhg.Hurley48@gmail.com










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