Explorer Scouts are outgoing individuals that meet throughout the year to take part in a range of activities with other likeminded people of their own age. While injuries are rare, you may have recently been wondering, ‘Can I claim for an accident at Explorers?’ If you or someone you know has been injured at Explorers, then a compensation claim can cover expenses, fees and lost income if the accident was due to the negligence of another person or third party.
Explorers are part of the Scout Association in the UK. There are currently over 43,000 young people working towards activity and skill badges throughout the year. These activities range from performing arts, physical games and other exercises. There is always the possibility of accidents and injuries at Explorers, although the majority of these are minor cuts and scrapes. If you have been involved in a more serious accident, then Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with a personal injury compensation claim.
Explorer Scouts often go on adventure holidays. If you or your child was injured during such a holiday, then a leader or commissioner may have failed to meet a standard duty of care. For example, you may have been involved in a swimming accident after falling into a river. If a supervisor failed to provide you with wet suits, buoyancy aids or helmets, then the organisation could be liable. Scout group leaders must always take the appropriate action before and during activities to minimise the risk to teenagers.
If you think that you are eligible for an Explorers accident claim then call us on our free 24-hour helpline. Our advisors will talk to you about the accident and establish all the details about where, how and why it happened. We will then pair you with an expert solicitor. This solicitor will collect evidence to support your claim and to prove that someone else’s negligence resulted in you or your child sustaining serious injuries.
You should report the accident and your injuries to the Scout Insurance Service within two days. If you are still recovering, then you can get a family member to do this for you. Medical staff must have attended you to for your injuries at the time. If this did not happen, then you will not be able to make a claim. The accident must also have taken place in the last three years.
A no-win, no-fee claim can benefit all parties involved. A claim will provide financial support to you as you recover from your injuries. It can fund medical fees, counselling costs and be a means of compensation for mental trauma and the pain and suffering you have been through. A claim can also help the Explorers to improve health and safety standards for all in the future. They are likely to be covered by an insurance policy, so it will have no long-term impact on them. If you would like us to handle your claim, call us today from a landline on 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: November 16, 2014
Author: David Brown