Every weekend – and also during the week for some – golf clubs welcome their members to use their facilities and enjoy a game of golf. For some the best part will be trying to improve their handicap. For others the highlight will be going into the clubhouse to enjoy a drink with friends afterwards.
It would be fair to say the clubhouse is a popular venue at any golf club. However no one would want to experience any golf clubhouse accidents while they were on the premises. It is good to know therefore that the people who run these clubhouses take every precaution they can to ensure they are able to protect their workers and all the people who come to visit them on a regular basis.
How might golf clubhouse accidents happen?
Accidents can occur in a variety of ways, as we all know. However, while there are times when we are responsible for our own misfortunes, these times do not always crop up. Sometimes an accident in a clubhouse may potentially occur because someone else is negligent in their duties.
For instance, the clubhouse should always be clean and safe. There should be no spillages on the floors for instance. If these do happen – as they will from time to time, perhaps in the bar area for example – they should be signed to warn people so they don’t slip over in them. They should then be cleaned as quickly as possible and the warning sign left in place until the floor is dry.
What else might happen?
There could be other issues that might crop up at a clubhouse too if the proper health and safety measures aren’t always followed. For instance you might grab a bar stool to sit on, only to have it collapse underneath you.
You might receive a cut lip if you are served a drink in a glass that has a crack or break in it somewhere. These are just examples – it would be rare to be affected by any accident in this way.
Accident Advice Helpline is in a good position to try and assist you if you’ve been hurt within the last three years while attending a golf club. Call us on 0800 689 0500 to determine whether you have a chance to make a no win, no fee compensation claim. You never know unless you call.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead