People join running clubs for all kinds of reasons. Some simply want to get fitter and have a track and proper facilities to use, while others might have designs on running professionally and gaining recognition for it.
But in each case it would be reasonable to expect the running club to provide facilities that are respectable, safe and well maintained. If this wasn’t the case, one or more of the runners using the facilities could end up getting hurt.
How could this happen?
Running tracks are normally made from a special material that makes it slightly bouncy to run on. It absorbs a lot of the impact from each step and makes it more comfortable to complete each circuit than it would be running on normal concrete.
However, this surface must be in good condition for it to be safe. If it is not laid properly, or it breaks up in places, it could constitute a tripping hazard. If this was the case it could end up causing significant problems.
A simple trip or slip could just as easily happen inside the running club’s buildings as well. There are likely to be lockers, changing rooms and of course a canteen or refreshment area of some kind as well. These can all come in very useful and make your use of the club much more appealing. However they might also invite the potential for a mishap to occur.
What should you do if you think you could claim running club injury compensation?
If you think there is a possibility you might be able to get running club injury compensation, you should have evidence that you were injured there within the last three years. Furthermore you should be able to prove you have been hurt because of someone else’s negligence.
Don’t worry if you are unsure of whether this is the case for you or not. Someone at Accident Advice Helpline may well be able to find out the answers you need. If you call us on 0800 689 0500 now, our advisers can consider the facts and see whether a no win, no fee compensation claim could work out for you.
Our lawyers have already won cases for many other people, so there could be a chance they might be able to win your case as well. Find out if this is true and call now.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead