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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

    Can I claim for an accident at an athletics event?


    If you have been injured while competing or attending an athletics event, you may be asking yourself the question, can I claim for an accident at an athletics event? Sporting injuries are often due to bad luck, but there are cases where a third party may be at fault. If you believe someone was negligent and it resulted in your injury, then Accident Advice Helpline can work with you to make a no win, no fee* personal injury claim. The accident must have taken place during the last three years, and you must have received treatment from medical staff for the injury. To find out more, call our free 24-hour helpline.

    Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline is a simple and straightforward process. There are no upfront costs and our professional and efficient service will ensure everything runs smoothly. Our team of expert solicitors will work diligently to secure a compensation package that suits you. This monetary sum could help you to cover the costs associated with your injuries. These costs often relate to income lost from work or private medical bills. If you are struggling financially, then you owe it to yourself and your family to make a claim if someone else was to blame for your injuries. Making a claim will make your life easier and could be the push you need to get your life back on track. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to see if you are eligible.

    Commonest injuries

    Common athletics event accidents include fractured limbs and other physical injuries. In many cases, there is no one at fault. However, there are instances where an event organiser or fellow competitor may be liable for serious injuries. For example, all the equipment used at an athletics event must be in good working order and safe to user. The event organiser has a responsibility to ensure that any javelins, hammers or other equipment is fit for use. If the equipment was not properly maintained and it resulted in an injury, then you have a right to make a compensation claim.

    Event organisers also have a duty of care to protect spectators from harm. This means that shelter must be provided and barriers erected to ensure that any flying objects or athletes do no enter the spectator area. They must also pay close attention to the weather and ensure that the stadium or arena is not hazardous. For example, if the seating area was wet and you suffered a serious trip or fall, then you may be able to make a claim if measures were not put in place to minimise safety risks.

    Evidence required

    Our expert solicitors will need evidence to support your no win, no fee* claim so we recommend that you notify a member of staff immediately about your injury and write down all the details about the accident including the time and any witnesses. You can also take photographs if an object or structure caused the accident. Text “claim365” to 88010 or use our 30-second online compensation calculator to see how much you could receive.

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    Date Published: November 4, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.