If you are good at running there will be few occasions when you fall over while doing it. You’ll have the right footwear on and you will know how important it is to warm up before you begin. These elements should help keep you safer while you are focusing on your running skills.
Of course, there are occasionally situations that arise where runners are injured because of something someone else was responsible for. Negligence can be at the root of many injuries suffered by people from all walks of life, and it can affect runners as well.
If you take part in a running event and the organisers have been negligent in paying attention to health and safety matters, this could potentially put you at risk.
Can you claim running event fall compensation?
Firstly you need to have suffered a fall at an event of this nature within the last three years. If you can tick this box, you have an opportunity to see whether you have proof of negligence to support any claim you may decide to make.
So what can go wrong? Well, if an event like this isn’t planned properly, one or more runners might end up taking a tumble. The route may not be good enough in terms of the quality of the surface people are running on.
Perhaps a cross-country event goes through terrain that is really too steep or dangerous to be used as such, and yet it is on the route anyway. Similarly, if the route is wrongly-marked or poorly-managed by marshals, you could end up being sent in the wrong way and having an accident in the process.
Did you fall during a running event?
If you did, and you want to know whether running event fall compensation might be a possibility, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. We have 15 years’ experience behind us, backing up the quality of our service to you. The number is 0800 689 0500 and you can call free whenever you like.
Accident Advice Helpline has plenty of experience in providing the in-depth services of trained lawyers who can deal with compensation claims such as this. Your case may be taken on by one of them if we feel there is indeed ample evidence of negligence that could support a case. One phone call could start things moving ahead for you.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead