While it is commonly understood that participating in sports and exercise can lead to a myriad of injuries varying in severity due to accidents such as slips, trips and falls or sport-specific incidents, we don’t really consider the dangers of spectating sports.
Although spectator injuries are usually associated with rowdy football matches, when you go to watch a cricket match, you too run the risk of sustaining an injury.
Common spectator accidents and injuries
The force of the strike between the bat and ball is the main cause behind many spectator injuries at cricket matches.
The hard cricket balls often fly behind field boundaries, into spectator seating areas, putting fans at risk of being hit by the ball. This can cause injuries such as bruises, fractures, concussion and, in extreme cases, fatalities.
Other causes of spectator injuries at a cricket match, include, but are not limited to:
- Slips, trips and falls while navigating through spectator stands
- Insufficient health and safety amenities including equipment and trained stewards
- Violence between supporters
- Overcrowding in spectating areas
Claiming compensation for spectator injuries
If you have been injured playing or watching cricket, and believe you are not to blame, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
A law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, can help you determine if you have a case eligible to claim compensation. In most cases, the accident in question must have occurred within the last three years, and you must be able to provide evidence of both liability and the sport-related injuries you sustained.
Accident Advice Helpline
Established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline now has years of experience assisting victims of personal injury. Whether you sustained an injury due to a slip or trip on a spectator stand, an incident abroad or an accident at work, at Accident Advice Helpline, we can help you determine whether or not you have a claim worth pursuing.
Thanks to Accident Advice Helpline’s 100 per cent no-win no-fee** policy, victims of personal injury can recuperate at home safe in the knowledge that they are facing no financial risk.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for a free initial consultation regarding the details of your case, with no pressure to pursue your claim following the call. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice