If you have ever been to a tennis match you will know it is a thrilling experience, especially if the match is very close. You might end up with some memories you will never forget.
Most people who attend tennis matches have a great time, but there can potentially be isolated occasions where someone might have an accident watching tennis. This is very uncommon but that doesn’t mean it never happens.
You might wonder how an accident could occur under these circumstances. There is seating provided for tennis matches so you don’t have to stand throughout, unless you are at a venue where there are lots of courts and some of the outside ones allow people to stand and watch.
How might you have an accident watching tennis?
The chances are this won’t happen but if you are reading this you might already have suffered from an accident. For instance maybe you were hurt while walking down a set of stairs to your seat.
Perhaps there was a tripping hazard there or you slipped on something spilt by someone else that had not been cleaned up.
There are many things that could potentially happen in other ways as well. For example maybe you were hurt by a sign that fell down as you were walking past it. Perhaps you were hurt falling over in a puddle while using the bathroom.
In any event the organisers of the event have a duty of care to ensure the premises are safe for all to use. If this is not the case there could be the potential for someone to be hurt and for those responsible to be negligent.
Recovering from any injuries suffered
In some cases the injuries sustained in incidents like these will be fairly minor and there will be no real need for a long recovery period.
However if someone is unlucky and their injury is more serious it could have a bigger impact on their lives.
In the example where someone was hit by signage this could potentially lead to greater injury and a longer recovery period.
Whatever accident you suffered while watching a tennis match, make sure you seek proper legal advice from Accident Advice Helpline now.
Call us on 0800 689 0500 to find out whether you have a chance of making a no win, no fee* compensation claim with our expert assistance.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Tennis accident claims