Attending a football match is something many people do on a Saturday afternoon. This might be at their local stadium or it could be at a match further afield. It all depends on whether their team is playing at home or away. In every case though, you would expect the football stadium to be safe and welcoming in every way.
So what happens when this isn’t the case? Well, it is quite rare that something will go wrong when you visit a football stadium anywhere in the country. The standards of health and safety and efficiency in operation at each stadium are typically second to none. However you should still accept there might be the odd occasion where potential football stadium injuries might occur.
How might this happen?
Football stadium injuries might occur in a variety of ways. For example someone might be hurt while slipping over on the wet floor of a bathroom made available for public use. This is bad news as it could mean that person suffers a nasty injury.
If there were no warning signs telling people the floor was wet, this could also mean negligence was at fault.
In another example the seating provided for fans to sit and watch the match should also be in good condition. If a section were to break away, sending fans tumbling to the ground, this might result in several people being injured.
Clearly this might mean the seating was not checked or maintained on a regular basis, which again could mean those in charge of the stadium were negligent.
Has this happened to you?
The key thing to remember here is that you have a period of three years from the date you suffered your injury. So you don’t necessarily have to claim for compensation straight away.
Indeed, if you remember being hurt a couple of years ago at a football match and you are now wondering whether you could claim, you can indeed find out whether this is the case.
Call Accident Advice Helpline to find out now. We have 15 years’ experience that could well be beneficial for you.
The more you learn about your situation and your injury, the more chance there is that you could make a no win, no fee* claim. You must have the facts though, and calling 0800 689 0500 now will definitely help you get them.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Accident at a football stadium