Derby day is a popular event and enjoyed by many. It is a time to socialise, have fun and maybe even make some money on a bet or two. However, like all events, there are certain hazards which can be avoided.
What are the most common Derby day injuries?
One of the most common Derby day injuries that can be sustained are from slips, trips and falls. The reason for this is that much of the event usually takes place on grassy land and, when wet, this can become a slippery slip hazard.
As well as this, Derby days are often a good excuse for ladies to dress to impress and this usually involves high heels which, when mixed with uneven, maybe even slippery ground, can easily cause a slip, trip or fall injury.
How to avoid the most common Derby day injuries?
If it is a particularly wet or windy day and you know you will be standing on a grassy or muddy area, try and dress for the occasion and avoid high heels. If you really want to wear heels, then go for block heels as these are less likely to sink.
Another way to avoid such accidents as slips, trips and falls is to make sure you pay attention when moving around the area. The more alert you are to those around you, the easier it will be to pre-empt any potential accidents and avoid a nasty slip, trip or fall.
Also, pay attention to any security or safety announcements as these are there to keep you safe. Do not attempt to walk onto the race track during a race as this could cause a nasty injury much worse than some of the most common Derby day injuries we have already mentioned.
Accident Advice Helpline
Unfortunately, accidents can and do still happen. If you have had a slip, trip or fall within the last 3 years, whether it was on Derby day or not, you may be able to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such cases as slip, trip and fall injury claims. With over 15 years’ worth of experience, our team of lawyers will help make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible for you.
Find out more by calling our 24-hour free phone line on 0800 689 500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown