If you have recently been injured whilst jogging outdoors, you may be asking yourself, ‘Can I claim for an outdoor jogging injury?’ Well, fortunately, this is an easy question to answer. To find out, you only have to pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline.
What are the risks of outdoor jogging?
Whilst jogging is generally a very healthy and even quite relaxing activity, it does come with a variety of risks – particularly if the environment in which you are jogging is not as safe as it should be. This can refer to a variety of things, especially in public parks. The ground that you jog on may be cracked or uneven due to broken or warped concrete. You may slip, trip or fall as a result of poorly maintained grounds.
It is important to remember that public spaces must be subject to the control and care of a recognised authority. This means that if you do end up with an injury, which could have been avoided with better park maintenance, there is almost certainly a negligent party who should be held responsible for your suffering.
How can injuries be avoided?
For many people, public parks are the very best place to go jogging because they offer plenty of space, a degree of quiet and lots of fresh air. However, they can be dangerous if the authorities responsible for them do not maintain surfaces, remove fallen tree branches, repair broken equipment and clear slippery leaves during the autumn and winter months.
Your responsibility covers wearing the right protective equipment – such as florescent clothing, if jogging after dark – warming up, cooling down, and steering clear of unnecessary risk. If you do all of these things and still fall victim to an outdoor jogging injury, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation.
Who should I talk to?
At Accident Advice Helpline, our solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis. This means that not only do we promise to deal with your claim in the most sensitive and professional manner possible, we also vow to seek the highest amount of financial remuneration. We do not believe that you should suffer, either physically or financially, at the hands of a negligent third party.
We operate a free 24-hour helpline, so you can contact us and arrange an initial consultation at any time. You only have to pick up the phone and give us a ring on 0800 689 0500. If you have lost out on wages as a result of your accident, or have been subject to costly medical bills, we will take this into account when filing your claim.
It is time to stop asking ‘Can I claim for an outdoor jogging injury?’ and start asking ‘How much can I claim for my outdoor jogging injury?’ The road to recovery is never an easy journey to take, but our experts are always here to lend a helping hand.
Date Published: November 3, 2014
Author: David Brown