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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Potential accident claims on the golf course

    Golf is, relatively speaking, quite a tranquil sport. The epitome of luxury and the sign of a well-earned weekend, golf is enjoyed by many. But sometimes things on the course can go wrong and as a registered law firm with over 15 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury compensation, Accident Advice Helpline understands that more than most.

    Slips, trips and falls

    Golf courses are very well maintained and are usually kept in pristine standards to uphold the stellar reputation of a club and to attract clientele. This doesn’t mean that the risk of slipping, tripping or falling on the course is completely eliminated. A good golf course will have slipping hazards well signposted to avoid any injury to players. A slip on the course could affect your game for a long time to come…

    Struck by a golf ball

    In August of 2013, amateur player Anthony Phee of West Lothian was awarded damages against the Niddry Castle Golf club and two other golfers for losing an eye after sustaining a golf ball injury to the head. The trial judge found the two other golfers involved to be 70 per cent liable but also held the club 30 per cent liable for a lack of hazard awareness on the course. The case prompted the Scottish Golf Union to promote health and safety on the course and better facilitate novice players who may not be aware of the dangers involved.

    A collision with a golf buggy

    We tend to associate road-traffic accidents with cars and other vehicles that primarily use the road. However, it’s not unheard of for an accident to happen on the course, either involving a collision between two buggies or another player being knocked down by a buggy. An accident involving a buggy could leave the driver, or anyone else involved, with a serious neck injury.

    Repetitive Strain Injury

    RSI can occur on the golf course. Golf tends to put excessive strain on the neck and shoulder muscles and a long golfing session could put you at risk of RSI.

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    And finally, if you yourself have been involved in an accident on the course and it happened within the last three years and you weren’t to blame, you could be entitled to compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 for more information or alternatively you can find out online in less than 30 seconds if you could be entitled to compensation with our 30-second test. All claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win-no-fee* basis.

    Date Published: March 6, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.