If you have ever used a running track you will probably be familiar with how different it feels to run on one compared to running on pavements. It is designed to absorb some of the impact of each step. This refers to an outdoor track; there are indoor ones as well that are used by some clubs and running organisations.
It is easy to understand why some people want to join a running club. It gives you more structure and you can benefit from the knowledge and experience of other people as well. However you would also expect to have the benefit of using a good-quality track to run on, not to mention the associated facilities that come with it.
Why might someone try and claim running track injury compensation?
Running tracks have to be maintained just like everything else. If the track you run on falls into disrepair and you are injured while using it, this could be the fault of the owner of the track or club. Imagine part of the track starting to crumble because water has got in underneath it for example. It might look fine to the naked eye, but when you put your foot on it, it unexpectedly dips downwards. This can easily cause a sprained ankle or a nasty fall.
The older the track is, the more likely it is it will experience some problems and degrading of the materials used to make it in the first place. It is the responsibility of the owner to keep a careful eye on this and to maintain the track regularly. Maintenance can help prevent problems caused by the simple passage of time. If the track is in poor condition, replacement can prevent it leading to injuries among the runners who are using it.
Are you in a position to claim running track injury compensation?
Having read the above information, you may be wondering if that sprained ankle or broken wrist you suffered as a result of a fall on a running track was down to negligence. If you are unsure, or if you think you have a good argument to make for this, call Accident Advice Helpline. Our trained team members can answer your calls on 0800 689 0500.
From that point on we will see whether we could support you in making a no win, no fee claim.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead