If you have suffered an injury taking part in a parkour event or competition you may be wondering “Can I claim for a parkour accident?” Find out by calling the personal injury specialists at Accident Advice Helpline for information and advice about making a personal injury claim.
The quick answer to your question is that if your parkour accident was caused by the negligence of others then you are entitled to receive compensation for financial losses you incur as a result of your accident.
How can someone else be negligent?
Parkour is often based in urban areas. It involves using the environment around you for holistic training based on military style obstacle courses. Moves can include climbing, rolling running and vaulting.
As parkour uses little or no specialist equipment and can involve dangerous stunts you may well believe that you participate in parkour purely at your own risk. This is not necessarily the case. As parkour has come to include more organised groups, events and completions the organisers have a responsibility to minimise the risk of serious injury.
For example if you are being trained in parkour your instructor should be monitoring your ability level carefully and not asking you to undertake moves or obstacles that are beyond your capability.
If the accident was caused by a hazard that is beyond your control then you may be entitled to compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline was founded in 2000. We believe that no one should suffer financially for an accident that was not their fault. Our expert lawyers work 100 per cent on a no win no fee* basis. Our aim is that making personal injury claims is an option for anyone no matter what their financial circumstances.
It is free to call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Our helpline is available 24 hours a day. To start the process you will have an informal, no obligation talk with one of our friendly advisors. They will listen to the details of your parkour accident and will be able to confirm if you are eligible for compensation. If you decide to proceed with a claim, your details will be passed to one of our expert solicitors who specialise in your injury type. They will be committed to settling your claim as quickly as possible and with a minimum of fuss. When possible they will hold consultations by phone so you do not have to travel and they may be able to settle your claim without you appearing in court.
What information will I need?
When you call us it is useful to have as many details about the parkour accident and your injuries as possible. Have the names and contact details of any witnesses ready and also where we can obtain medical records documenting your injuries. Also keep receipts and records of any financial losses you suffer as a result of your injury and keep your solicitor updated if any new expenses arise.
Date Published: November 15, 2014
Author: David Brown