If you love rugby the chances are pretty good that you will eventually go and see a rugby match. This is very different to watching it on television, purely because you are up close to the action and you can enjoy it along with everyone else who is watching the match.
You wouldn’t think you would suffer an accident at a rugby match and this kind of thing is pretty rare. However there are sometimes occasions when you might be injured in some way, and when this happens it may not be your fault.
Those in charge of opening the stadium so people can see the match will have a duty of care to make sure everyone in attendance can have a good time without any risk of injury. If they fail to do this they could be found negligent in some way.
Examples of how an accident at a rugby match could happen
Things can go wrong for all kinds of reasons. While accidents are indeed quite rare there are times when we might end up being in the wrong place at the wrong time. For instance you might be unfortunate enough to slip on a spillage of some kind. Maybe you will slip over on some rubbish that has not been cleaned up when it should have been.
Another example would be if the premises themselves were not safe to use. For instance the steps down into the stadium may not be in good condition. Perhaps one of the steps is crumbling and you catch your foot on it and fall as a result. You might end up using the bathroom and slipping over on a wet floor in there where there is no signage.
What should you do when you have been injured?
Regardless of whether you realise the extent of your injury initially or later on, you should consider whether you have the chance to claim any compensation if the incident was not your fault.
You do have to prove someone else was to blame for it – but you can get help in this respect.
All you have to do is call us at Accident Advice Helpline. Our free enquiry line is open on 0800 689 0500 and it is open 24/7, so you can call whenever it is most suitable for you. Today could be the best time to make that call.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen