Are you a member of an athletics club? If you are, you would reasonably expect the facilities there to be safe to use. If this is not the case you might end up being injured and not being able to train for a period of time.
Premises like these should be safe and well-maintained in order to make sure the potential for injuries while using those facilities is small. There are potential hazards everywhere you look in life, but those hazards that can cause potential accidents should be identified, managed and dealt with wherever possible.
There are situations where athletes could consider claiming compensation for an athletics injury. If they use a running track that is not fit for purpose, for example, they could easily be injured. It is not just athletes that have the potential to consider a compensation claim either. Anyone using or visiting an athletics club or similar venue can reasonably assume it is safe to do so. If this is not the case and there is evidence of negligence that has caused an accident to occur, there may be an option to consider compensation.
What kinds of athletics injuries could occur?
It depends on the situation. For example a running track should be well-maintained and even throughout so it is in good condition to run on. If it is old and there are dips and bumps that should not be there, this can make it very easy to rick an ankle over and sprain it. In other situations an uneven track could result in a fall that could break a bone or damage tendons or ligaments – any one of which could lead to considerable time out of training.
Consider claiming compensation for an athletics injury today
If you have been injured on a running track or in another area of an athletics club or venue, contact AAH today. If the injury occurred within the previous three years and there is evidence that negligence was to blame for the injury occurring in the first place, we may have enough to help you bring a no win, no fee* claim against the responsible party involved. We have 14 years’ experience in this field, and our 30-second online test will help you work out whether you should get in touch. Alternatively a quick phone call to our free 24/7 enquiry line will give you the answers you need.
Date Published: October 30, 2014
Author: David Brown