For those who like to get involved with fast paced, adrenaline-pumping activities, cheese rolling can seem like great fun. However, if you have been the victim of a cheese rolling injury, which could have been avoided, and was not your fault, you may be eligible to file a cheese rolling injury claim.
If an injury occurs during a cheese rolling event as a result of poorly maintained equipment, inadequate safety protocols, or a lack of protective clothing, it could be that you are entitled to file a cheese rolling injury claim for financial compensation to recover costs incurred by physical and emotional injuries.
While the subject of negligence, particularly during these kinds of unregulated sports, can be a tricky one, it is important to find out both who is responsible for your injury, and why they did not do what they should have done to prevent it. For example, if you slip and fall while running across unsafe ground, which hasn’t been properly maintained, you are not to blame for your accident – the organisation responsible for the event is at fault.
What is a cheese rolling injury claim?
The sport of cheese rolling involves chasing a 7-9lb cheese wheel down a steep hill, in an attempt to beat it to the bottom. It should be clear what kind of injuries could occur during this activity. For a start, the cheese wheel is heavy and can knock competitors over. In addition, running at speed down steep hills is bound to be risky, especially if competitors land awkwardly or take serious tumbles and falls.
You cannot claim for an injury resulting from personal negligence; for example, competing with poor eyesight or reduced motor skills. Yet, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation if you are the victim of negligence on the part of a third party individual or organisation. In regard to cheese rolling, this includes suitable safety protocols, proper supervision, and a clearly defined set of rules and regulations. The degree of contact between competitors should be kept to a minimum.
What is Accident Advice Helpline?
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have over 15 years of experience dealing with personal injury claims of all kinds. We are an established personal injury law firm, made up of a team of experts who believe that every cheese rolling injury claim should be treated in its own unique way.
Our solicitors work on a no win, no fee* basis in order to secure you the compensation that you deserve from the people who have failed in their duty of care towards you – be it the event organiser, or an overly reckless competitor.
What steps do I need to take?
If you think that you might be eligible to file a cheese rolling injury claim, call Accident Advice Helpline direct today on 0800 689 0500. You can also text claim365 to 88010 for a call back from a specialist adviser. We have dealt with many cases involving sports-related accidents over the years, so we understand what needs to be done to ensure that your claim is given the best chance of success
Date Published: April 23, 2015
Author: David Brown