A day out at the races should be fun and can be so as long as you observe a few simple safety precautions. Here are a few tips on avoiding personal injuries at the races.
Travelling to the races
Getting to the races can be dangerous in itself, as traffic tends to multiply significantly on race days, especially for major events. Avoiding car accidents by driving responsibly and keeping a close eye on the actions of other road users is therefore, imperative.
In the car park
This naturally also applies when trying to park at the event. Once you have parked your vehicle, look out for trip or slip hazards to prevent putting an early end to your day by sustaining an injury by tripping or slipping.
In the grounds
Remain within allocated visitor areas and, again, look out for potential risks of slipping or tripping injuries. Avoid injuries by falling by using handrails and watching your step on stairways, too. Follow any instructions given by stewards and do not enter restricted areas likely to put you in danger of injury by startling encounters with nervous horses.
Excessive alcohol consumption not only increases your risk of injury by slips, trips and falls, it can also cause severe dehydration, especially during soaring temperatures, and potentially embarrassing incidents and loutish behaviour likely to get those responsible thrown out. Drink green or black tea; unsweetened fruit juices or non-carbonated water instead, as this will keep both your body and your temper cool, as well as potentially saving you a lot of embarrassment.
Race day mishaps
Should the unfortunate happen and you suffer an injury by falling, slipping or tripping through no fault on your part, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation.
Learn more about claiming
You can find out whether you are entitled to claim for accidental injury compensation by visiting Accident Advice Helpline and completing the 30-second test. Alternatively, you can obtain free, no-obligation advice on the matter by calling our company’s Freephone number.
Claiming for compensation
After establishing claim eligibility, you can initiate your claim through our law firm. Our nationwide legal team works on a no-win no-fee* basis, so you will not have to worry about how to fund the claim process. Basically, this process, also known as a conditional fee agreement, means that you pay nothing until your compensation claim has been completed.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.