A day at the races can be an exciting and fun experience. As a law firm with over 15 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury compensation, Accident Advice Helpline has amassed an unparalleled level of expertise when it comes to identifying possible accidents such as the most common accidents at the races. In this article, we’ll be taking a closer look at some of the most commonly reported and potential accidents that could occur when enjoying a day at the races.
Accidents at the races
- Slips, trips & falls
Slips and trips are among some of the most commonly reported accidents in general, not just at sporting events such as the races. However there is a particularly pronounced danger of suffering a slip, trip or fall at the races by wearing high heels or loafers on grass. It’s important to wear footwear that is not just stylish but also practical, with adequate grip to prevent slips, trips and falls from occurring.
- Injured by a horse
Thankfully accidents involving horses and spectators are quite uncommon at the races. However if a horse bolts or kicks a spectator in the paddock, it can result in serious injuries that may even require reconstructive surgery. Avoid standing behind horses or making any sudden movements or loud noises which could startle a horse, causing it to kick.
- Road traffic accidents
Just as slips, trips & falls can occur anywhere at any time, so too can road traffic accidents. It is important to take extra care when travelling to and from the races as there may be more traffic on the roads than usual, including horse boxes and lorries, which may pose a danger to other road users when loading and unloading horses.
Having an accident can be a traumatic experience that can leave scars both outside and inside. If you’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to get the compensation you deserve. We’re just a phone call away on our free phone number 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24/7 and are staffed by friendly and competent advisors. You won’t be under any obligation to proceed with any claims that may be discussed per phone with one of our advisors. Alternatively, you can find out online how much compensation you could be entitled to by taking our 30-second-test.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown