Football stadiums are designed to hold lots of people, all focused on watching the match going on at the time. Every element of each stadium should be safe and regularly checked in case there are any problems or potential dangers that might crop up.
For example all flooring should be safe and without any damage, while spillages should always be cleared up immediately. This holds true regardless of whether any spectators are in attendance or not. After all, everyone working at the stadium also has a right to expect to be safe while they are at work.
An accident at a football stadium is a rare thing, especially when you consider how many people might be present in the stadium at any one time. However there are times when things can sometimes go wrong and when this happens, the question of negligence might arise.
Is negligence always behind an accident at a football stadium?
The quick answer here is no. In fact it will very rarely be the reason why someone has an accident. For example if warning signs are present indicating there is a wet floor and you choose to run across it anyway, it would be your fault if you fell or slipped. However if there were no signs and you fell, you could be injured as a result of negligence.
Accident Advice Helpline has been in situations where we have received phone calls from people who have been hurt in accidents like this. They can be very upsetting times, and this is one of the reasons why we offer the service we do – to help people see if they can receive compensation.
Attending a football stadium
You should find various pieces of safety information and advice will be given out whenever you attend a football match. There will be some dos and don’ts that will be issued so you know what is and is not acceptable. If these warnings are given it is for the good of everyone on-site, to ensure everyone remains safe.
However if you are injured as a result of attending a football match and you think someone else may have done something (or neglected to do something) that led to your injury, you should call the team at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today. This is the best way to find out more.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen