All is not necessarily lost if you have sustained a personal injury whilst using certain facilities but signed a waiver beforehand. Many people have signed a waiver before hitting the gym or entering sports competitions and other events before coming to regret it later. One reason people happily sign waivers is because they don’t give it much thought or think the likelihood of something happening to them is very small. However, some people who have taken the decision to sign a waiver have later been hit hard and found themselves paying out for medical prescriptions, losing earnings because of their injuries and more.
Have you signed a waiver? Were the terms fair?
Another reason for people signing waivers is that they can’t take part in certain events or use certain facilities if they don’t. Injury waivers are generally designed to stop you making claims if you do become injured whilst using facilities or during events. However, there is a chance the waiver you signed may not stand up in court, so it’s always worth finding out what where you stand even if you are injured after signing a waiver. The Unfair Contract Terms Act means activity providers are unable to exclude or restrict liability for injuries or deaths resulting from their negligence.
If you’re unable to predict all possible risks, you can’t be expected to waive your right to claim no matter what happens. Many activity providers exploit the fact that not everyone knows the Unfair Contract Terms Act exists. If you have been injured after you’ve signed a waiver and think you could be eligible to make a claim anyway, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today.
Consult the personal injury experts
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have years of experience when it comes to helping people who have been hurt after signing waivers when they couldn’t have possibly known there was a real risk of what happened to them occurring. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, we may well be able to help. We can help you find out whether the waiver you signed was valid and if you do have a chance of claiming for your injuries. Call 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile) today to learn more about what to do if you are injured but had signed a waiver.
Date Published: May 10, 2017
Author: Accident Advice