Have you sustained go-karting injuries? Go-karting is an incredibly popular activity that’s enjoyed by people of all ages. The UK is home to a number of world-class go-karting facilities and many people head out to these venues to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, work parties and more. Thankfully, the people in charge of go-karting facilities today are generally so thorough and professional that injuries aren’t sustained too often. However, accidents do still happen.
The top three go-karting injuries you might sustain whilst out on the track.
Whiplash is caused by sudden movements of the head and results in damage to the muscles in the neck and back. These movements might occur when a go-kart starts or stops too quickly, or if it collides with another vehicle. The vehicle may also hit an obstacle. If you do start to experience pain in the neck and back after go-karting, see a medical professional as soon as you can. You may not start to feel pain straight away.
Broken bones and fractures can also be sustained during go-karting. Whilst some fractures can easily be treated with plaster, you may end up needing surgery for more serious ones.
Head injuries may also be sustained when visiting a go-karting track. It’s essential that you wear a crash helmet whilst go-karting. A helmet can save your life and reduce the chances of brain injuries occurring.
Making a claim
If you have had an accident whilst go-karting and it wasn’t your fault, we would like to hear from you. You will normally only have three years from the date of the accident to claim, so it’s best to act as soon as you can, especially as memories can become blurred over time. We will help you gather as much vital evidence as we need to strengthen your claim, so please don’t throw away anything related to medical reports, hospital visits, loss of earnings, witnesses or photographs of your injuries as these could be exactly what we need to make your claim a success.
Talk to us today if you have sustained go-karting injuries and wish to make a claim. We have been helping people get justice and compensation for over 15 years and have an excellent track record when it comes to claims for go-karting injuries. To speak to an advisor today, just call 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile).
Date Published: April 18, 2017
Author: Accident Advice