Unlike the work place we tend to visit sports stadiums for fun and relaxation. But that doesn’t mean that they are free from risk and danger when it comes to potential accidents.
But for people who work at sports stadiums the threat of accidents at work is probably greater than for those who work in an office or a shop.
If you work at a sports stadium or visit purely for pleasure, here are five examples of potential accidents that could occur.
- By their very nature, sports stadiums are designed to hold thousands of people and because of this they often contain many steps, hence there is a greater risk of slips, trips and falls either when climbing or going down these steps.
- Flying objects aren’t unusual in a sports stadium. Whether it’s football, cricket, or rugby there is always the likelihood that a ball might fly into the crowd causing injury to spectators and those working.
- Depending on the sport, stadiums can often be exposed areas. Because of this, there is always a chance that severe weather can cause injury to spectators and workers. High winds, ice and even lightning will always pose the risk of harm, so it’s always wise to be prepared.
- Being a sports fan will often mean you are keen to get close to the action, but sometimes this can bring its own problems. Sportsmen or women falling into the crowd may look funny, but for those on the receiving end it can be very dangerous.
- It’s not just sports stadiums that can be dangerous, getting there can pose threats too. Thousands of people all travelling to the same destination at the same time means the chances of a road traffic accident is high.
If you work at a sports stadium and have been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline deals with a range of different cases, from slips, trips and falls to road traffic accident claims and we have years of experience in handling compensation cases. We are also very experienced when it comes to accidents in the workplace.
You may assume that it’s not worth making a claim for a work accident because the claims process is long-winded and time-consuming; however, this is simply not the case and if you have a genuine claim, Accident Advice Helpline will do our best to ensure the compensation you receive is fair and substantial. Contact us now on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: February 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice