Have you ever been go-karting? It’s a really fun, fast-paced activity for all ages that gives you the chance to race friends and family; and it’s suitable for kids too! It’s important to choose a go-karting company which is reputable as they should be licensed and able to provide you with basic training and the safety equipment needed to race around the track in safety. Whilst you’re on their premises, they are responsible for your safety, so if you or a member of your family has been injured either whilst go-karting or even as a spectator, you could find you’re eligible to claim go-karting injury compensation.
What sort of injuries could you sustain at a go-karting track?
Go-karts travel at speed, which puts anyone driving them at risk of serious injury, or even death. The go-kart company should provide you with a helmet and other safety equipment – they must also ensure that the vehicles themselves have been checked and are safe to use and that the track is in good condition. If they fail to do any of these things and you’re injured, you could make a claim for go-karting injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has years of industry experience handling personal injury claims – here are just a few of the different types of go-karting injuries we’ve come across since 2000:
- Head injuries from a collision with another vehicle, barriers or a spectator
- Facial injuries
- Broken bones
- Whiplash (one of the most common injuries) from a collision
- Back, neck and shoulder injuries including spinal injuries
- Crush injuries
- Burns (if a fire breaks out after a collision)
- Strains and sprains
- Cuts and bruises
Obviously some injuries are more serious than others and if you have sustained a neck, spinal or head injury or broken bones, you’ll need to seek medical attention at hospital. Make sure the go-karting company records your accident in their accident book.
What happens next?
It’s important you focus on recovering from your injuries, whether you’ve suffered whiplash after faulty go-kart brakes failed or a serious head injury after your go-kart hit a pothole on the track. Once you’re feeling better, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to see if you could claim personal injury compensation. We’ll be able to tell you whether you have a viable claim and for an idea of how much compensation you could receive, you can take the 30-second test on our website. Call us today on freephone 0800 689 0500 for confidential advice from our expert advisors – there’s no obligation to proceed and we offer a 100% no win, no fee* service.