Taking into account the role of a sports match day steward, accidents at work will always be a factor you have to consider.
Being involved in an incident at work which causes injury not only leaves you in physical pain but can also impact on your confidence in the job role, going forward. If you have an accident at work, it may not be your fault and your employer may be liable.
How common are accidents at work?
According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, 26.4 million working days are lost annually to work related injuries and illness.
Accidents claims for sports match day stewards
The chance of experiencing an accident at work is just as likely for match day stewards. The bustling ambience of sporting events puts stewards at risk of numerous types of work related accidents.
The top five potential accident claims a steward could make are:
- Physical harm from violence or crushing by attendees of the event
- Road traffic accidents or being run over if helping manage the car park
- Slips, trips and falls getting around the venue
- Burns sustained from hot drinks in the crowd or flares and pyrotechnics
- Blindness caused by objects being thrown from the crowd
As sporting events become more and more popular, and the introduction of stadiums being used for normally non-stadium events, such as boxing and wrestling, the rise in accidents at work for stewards is on the increase.
The management company or site managers of where the event is taking place have a responsibility to look out for your health and safety while at work. If you feel you have not been correctly trained or have not been protected accordingly, then your employer may be liable for your accident at work.
Accident Advice Helpline
Calling Accident Advice Helpline on our Freephone number of 0800 689 0500 will allow you to discuss in confidence your situation. Our experienced, specialist teams will then deal with your case on an individual basis with the primary aim of recovering you the compensation you are entitled to.
Accident Advice Helpline has helped thousands of people who have been injured at work. You are not alone in making claims of this nature and many people who have been injured at work have completed a successful claim for compensation through Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call now to receive the expert advice and peace of mind you deserve.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice