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    Can I claim for an injury at a racecourse?


    Many of us do not expect to have a day out enjoying the sport of kings and have a mishap, but there may be the odd occasion when an accident happens and you wonder, ‘Can I claim for an injury at a racecourse?’ The question may arise because you believe yourself to be at an open, public space, and your injury may have seemed a mere inconvenience to your day rather than an accident that could have been avoided by a third party.

    However, even at a large-scale event, such as a national racing day, it may be possible to make a claim for an injury. The managers and providers of any event that allows access to the public have a duty of care to make their public areas as safe and protected as possible for their visitors and their sporting participants. The organisers and staff at such events must adhere to strict health and safety guidelines and regulations, and failure to do so could result in injuries that could perfectly legitimately be claimed against because the organisers were negligent in the carrying out of their duty.

    What types of injury are eligible to make a claim?

    Any injury sustained at the racecourse that was due to negligence on the part of the event organisers or their staff can result in you having a legitimate claim for compensation. Injuries could include broken bones, soft tissue damage and burns. If you have endured an injury at a racecourse but are unsure whether you have a valid complaint and could make a claim, then you should talk to someone who can tell you. Talk to expert lawyers, for example, at Accident Advice Helpline, who can assess your injury and advise you whether you should make a claim or not. They have a 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 which is completely free to call and which makes it easy for you to find out whether you are likely to receive compensation for your injury.

    Accident Advice Helpline was set up in 2000 so that people who had suffered an injury which was not their fault could receive justice and be compensated for the inevitable fallout of the accident, be it loss of earnings because they were unable to work, reimbursement for travelling costs, or costs paid for any nursing care or treatment the injury may have necessitated. They operate under a no win, no fee* agreement and will always endeavour to secure as much compensation as possible for their clients.

    Accident Advice Helpline can help to put you in touch with some of the best lawyers working in the UK today, lawyers who have specialist knowledge to pursue justice for you to achieve the best possible result. Your financial situation is of limited concern, as no money is needed to begin a compensation claim. They even have an easy form you can fill in online to begin a claim, and they will call you back once your information has been reviewed.

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    Date Published: July 25, 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.