The chances of becoming injured whilst running a marathon are quite high. There are many reasons for this but if you sustain an injury caused by an accident such as a slip, trip or fall, can you make a claim?
In what ways can you become injured whilst running a marathon?
A marathon is made up of 26 miles which can be a challenge for even the most experienced of runners. By the end, tired runners are less likely to be paying attention to the road ahead or where other people are, which is how slips, trips and falls can happen. This could take the form of a runner missing a kerb and sustaining a trip injury to running into other participants which could cause several slip, trip or fall injuries.
Could a slip, trip or fall injury claim be made from this?
Many of the fall injuries caused whilst running a marathon are likely to be stress induced or through exhaustion, therefore a slip, trip or fall injury claim would not apply. However, there are some instances where if you are injured whilst running a marathon you may be able to make a claim.
If you are running and you sustain a slip, trip or fall injury on a loose paving slab, broken kerb or anything else which is not your fault, there may be grounds for a slip, trip or fall claim.
If you have had a slip, trip or fall within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault whilst running a marathon or simply walking around you may be able to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that deals with such accident claims. With years of experience our team of lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. In fact, many clients are able to settle their claim without having to step foot in a court room. We are even able to process many claims over the phone, saving you time.
To find out if you could make a slip, trip or fall claim take our simple 30-second compensation calculator test online. Alternatively call our 24-hour free phone number on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: November 13, 2015
Author: David Brown