Golfing accidents can and will happen. Sometimes accidents at the golf club are caused by errors or negligence by golf club ground management, sometimes golfers are at fault and sometimes spectators make mistakes. So, when is a golf club’s ground management at fault for accidents? Here are a few examples of when this may be the case.
Examples of a golf club’s ground management at fault for accidents
Instances putting a golf club’s ground management at fault for accidents include injuries by slips, trips and falls on poorly maintained, uneven or cluttered surfaces on the course, in parking areas and on pathways.
Unless independent contractors are used to maintain indoor areas, ground management could potentially also be held responsible. Ground management may also be responsible for trips, slips and falls on wet, damaged or cluttered flooring within indoor facilities.
Some clubs offer equipment for hire. The club’s ground management is likely to be responsible for maintaining this equipment in good working order. If a golf accident occurs because this equipment failed, ground management may be at fault.
Incidents at the golf club
If you were injured in an accident at the golf club and someone else caused this accident, you could qualify for personal injury compensation. To claim, you will need to provide evidence helping to prove who was at fault. Such evidence may, for instance, include:
- Witness statements
- Photographs of the scene (of the uneven, cluttered or damaged pathways or flooring that caused a trip or slip, for example)
- Photographs of your injury
- Statements by attending medical personnel
Seeking medical help is important for two reasons. First, get attended to by medical professionals as soon as possible. This ensures your injury is assessed and treated correctly straight away.
Secondly, by getting medical assistance, you ensure your injury, its extent and any treatments and/or medication you required to aid recovery will be logged within your medical records. This will help when making a claim. It is possible that you will still be asked to undergo an independent medical assessment during your claim process.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline can help you determine who was at fault. We can gather all necessary evidence to support your claim and bring it to a conclusion in a professional, fast and efficient manner. Enlist our in-house solicitors’ help today by talking to our helpful advisors on 0333 500 0993 (from a mobile) or 0800 689 0500 (from a UK landline).
Date Published: February 5, 2017
Author: Accident Advice