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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

    Survivor guide: Attending a Rugby Union fixture


    Rugby Union is generally considered a sport with friendly and non-threatening crowds. Rarely do rugby crowds have issues like football of hooliganism or crowd invasions. When attending a Rugby match though it is worth being aware of risks within stadiums such as slips, trips and falls, cuts on broken fixtures, fittings and food poisoning from poorly heated fast food.

    It is the stadium management’s responsibility to keep the spectators safe during matches by maintaining the site properly. If you suffer an injury in a stadium that is not your fault then you can make a slip, trip or fall compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline. We have years of experience dealing with all sorts of injuries including those sustained at rugby matches.

    Stadium risks

    • Broken railings – can lead to fall injuries
    • Broken seats
    • Flooring that is uneven leading to slips and trips
    • Unsecured electrical currents
    • Shattered glass can cause cuts
    • Beverage spills create a slippery floor
    • Leaking water in bathroom facilities can also increase the risk of falls
    • Hazardous materials
    • Risk of fire, particularly in old facilities
    • Aggressive action from opposition fans and lack of adequate security
    • Food poisoning

    As in any public liability situation, it is a requirement of the stadium management to take action to resolve any issues when they become aware of them in a timely fashion. While Rugby Union spectators tend to be respectful and without hooliganism issues there is always the possibility of things getting out of hand in big crowds and if there is not adequate stewarding in place, any injuries from crushing or fights can be deemed to be the fault of the authorities

    Accident Advice Helpline

    If you have suffered an injury in an accident at a stadium through a fall, slip or trip or from some other stadium hazard then you can claim for compensation and Accident Advice Helpline will be able to aid you. Our law firm has extensive experience dealing with all sorts of injuries and we will be able to take the information you offer and see if it makes a practical claim.

    Our legal team works on a no-win no-fee** basis and will offer the best advice to progress your claim. Most claimants never end up in court and it is most likely they can deal with the process entirely over the telephone, so call today on 0800 689 0500 and see what Accident Advice Helpline can do for you.

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    Date Published: April 27, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

    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.