Clay pigeon shooting can be a great test of your skill and agility with a firearm. With its roots in traditional countryside sports, clay pigeon shooting today attracts people from across all social classes, whether young or old. However, as with any sport involving ammunition, clay pigeon shooting can be risky, even dangerous. If you were injured by someone else taking part in the sport or you were injured as a result of the organiser’s negligence, you may be able to raise a clay pigeon shooting accident claim. This is where the expert personal injury solicitors working for the Accident Advice Helpline could be of great assistance to you. Call us today to find out more.
How to contact the Accident Advice Helpline
If your clay pigeon shooting accident happened in the last three years, and was caused by someone else, give Accident Advice Helpline a call. You can call us on our free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, if you are using a mobile phone, you can call us on 0333 500 0993. This number is also free to use and available around the clock. You can also text us to receive a callback. Text “claim365” to 88010 and one of our call handlers will call you shortly.
You can get a quick view of what your clay pigeon shooting accident claim could be worth by trying our free, online, 30-second claim calculator. The calculator asks a few short questions about the nature of your accident. It can then tell you if you have a potential claim and give you an estimate of what it could be worth. If you choose to use the online claim calculator, you are under no obligation. The calculator is provided to give you an idea of what you could be entitled to, should you file a claim. You can also receive an estimate by calling us directly.
The risks of clay pigeon shooting
Clay pigeon shooting can be fast and furious. It can also be highly competitive, with your aim and skill tested against other shooters taking part in a low-key competition or large-scale competitive event. The obvious risks in clay pigeon shooting are how other people handle their guns: you run the risk of accidental discharge, or someone negligently handling their weapon. You may also be injured by the fractured pieces from the clay pigeon as it shatters above you.
As you would expect, there are numerous health and safety regulations and protective clothing requirements when you attend a public event like a clay pigeon shooting competition. The sport itself also has various rules intended to minimise the possibility of being injured, which all competitors are expected to know and strictly adhere to.
Despite all these precautions, if you have been injured by another clay pigeon shooter, due to his or her negligence, recklessness, or failure to adhere to the rules, you should call Accident Advice Helpline today to inquire about filing a clay pigeon shooting accident claim.
Date Published: October 27, 2014
Author: David Brown