As many of us are aware from the frequent news reports of cyclists and motorbikes ending up under the wheels of lorries, travelling on two wheels brings its dangers, and as such those who enjoy the sport that motorbikes can offer may be asking themselves “Can I claim for an injury at a speedway track?“. The answer is “Yes”.
Speedway, an exciting and exhilarating motorcycle sport usually performed in teams, uses motorbikes that have just the one gear and no brakes. These bikes race around what is effectively a dirt oval track, which is a very unstable surface, and the riders wear helmets, goggles and special protective clothing made out of Kevlar. Speedway is very fast and very furious. There is a high level of danger involved in competing in the sport thanks to the sheer speed that the motorbikes reach and the fact that there is no mechanism to stop the vehicle. Is it any wonder that accidents and injuries occur in such an environment?
But it is not just the riders who can be injured at a Speedway event. The racetrack is often just yards away from the line of spectators, and it is not unheard of for those observing to be injured by motorbikes flying through the air, by spare parts of the vehicle that have come loose, or even just the track surface being whipped up.
The riders should naturally have their own personal injury insurance to cover them for any accidents whilst on a Speedway track, but the track owners also have a duty of care to their racetrack’s participants and their spectators. As such, the owners must ensure that all safety regulations are adhered to, otherwise they may end up paying out compensation.
What types of injury are eligible for a claim?
If you are unsure whether an injury you sustained at a Speedway event, either as a rider or as a spectator, is eligible for a claim, then it is worth your time to get in touch with a company that can advise you, such as the highly reputable Accident Advice Helpline. With their 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500, which is entirely free to call, you will be able to speak with expert lawyers who are specialists in dealing with claims for negligence, and to whom you can explain the nature of your injury and how it occurred. They can then advise you on whether a compensation claim is likely to be successful and whether it is the best way forward for you.
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping victims of negligence receive justice since 2000, and they have managed to secure compensation for thousands of people. The compensation they secure can cover you for loss of earnings because the injury has meant you have been unable to work; it can help with travelling costs to and from hospitals or treatment centres; it could also go towards the costs of nursing care or even babysitting.
Date Published: July 25, 2014
Author: David Brown