Motor sport is a hugely popular spectator sport and health and safety is extremely important at circuits, due to the risk of accidents caused by vehicles moving at high speeds, as well as slips, trips and falls and hearing loss.
Planning for a day out at the motor sport circuit: Reducing the risk of slips and trips
If youre heading to watch a race and you’re looking forward to an adrenalin-packed day out with friends or family, the last thing you want is to end up with an injury. It’s worth noting that accidents can happen anywhere, but there are some really simple steps you can take to avoid slipping in a public place. These include:
- sticking to the paths and following instructions and signs
- wearing suitable footwear
- avoiding slippery surfaces
- watching where you are going
Five slip and trip hazards to watch out for when watching motor sport
To try and reduce your risk of a public place slip, trip or fall, here are five potential hazards to look out for at the motor sport circuit:
- Used cartons and bottles
- Slippery surfaces, such as wet grass and slippery floors in foot outlets and bars
- Stairs in grandstands; always take extra care when you are ascending or descending stairs, especially when there are a lot of people around
- Other people; often, in crowds, you tend to just plod along following the masses and this can prevent you from concentrating properly, which may result in you falling into somebody else
Claiming for a slip in a public place
Motor sport circuits should be safe and the people or company in charge of running the circuit should enforce the relevant health and safety measures to protect the public. If you’ve been injured in a public place and you feel that your injuries resulted from negligence on the part of somebody else, you may be able to claim public liability compensation. Contact the Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about public place accident claims.
The Accident Advice Helpline has more than 15 years of experience in handling personal injury claims and employs an expert team of lawyers, who handle cases with professionalism and skill. The entire process is designed with the client in mind and aims to be as stress-free and convenient as possible. Most clients never go to court and the lawyers collect most of the information they need over the telephone. The firm also operates a strict no win, no fee* policy.
Date Published: May 1, 2014
Author: David Brown