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Can I claim for an injury at a charity event?

Britain has one of the best-funded and most supported charitable sectors in the world. Whether it is an organisation looking after the best interests of children, animals, or vulnerable adults, the British public is often generous and dedicated to helping others. Despite the best intentions, patrons may occasionally suffer an injury at a charity event. At this point, the question may arise: Can I claim for an injury at a charity event?

If you were injured at a charity event, whether you attended as a donor or as one of the event organisers, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation. This is where Accident Advice Helpline can be of assistance. Call us on our free, 24-hour helpline today to determine if we can help you gain financial peace of mind.

Establishing culpability

Suffering an injury at a charity event is unlikely to have crossed your mind prior to it happening. Dedicated to helping others, your own health and safety would probably not have been of great or pressing concern. Despite your generous personality, personal injuries can have a lasting impact on your life. If you suffered an injury that was caused by someone else at a charity event, or because one of its organisers failed in their legal duties, you may have a valid case for financial compensation.

One of the most important things to do if you wish to pursue a financial claim for compensation is to establish culpability. Perhaps another person at the event acted without proper respect for his or her surroundings, causing you direct harm. Alternatively, maybe you were injured because the site of the event was insufficiently safe. The seating or standing areas may have been fundamentally dangerous, leading to your accident, or part of the installation at the event may have malfunctioned due to bad maintenance.

Whatever the precise nature of your accident at a charity event, you may have a case to pursue a claim against them provided that it was not your fault.

How much can I claim?

You can check your potential claim for compensation, and what it could be worth, by going online to use our free, 30-second claim calculator. This self-service calculator asks you a short series of simple questions and gives you an instant estimate of the potential value of your claim. Alternatively, you can call us on our free, 24-hour helpline and one of our friendly, experienced call handlers will be able to give you an estimate.

How to contact Accident Advice Helpline

It is easy to contact us. You can call us at 0800 689 5659. This helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If we think that you have a valid claim, we will pass your details on to one of our expert personal injury solicitors.