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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for injured rugby spectators


    Rugby is a pretty full-on game and you’ve probably heard of some rugby players being injured while playing the game. However it is very uncommon to hear of injured rugby spectators receiving injuries at a game, simply because there are few occasions where this actually happens.

    Of course just like anything else in life there is the potential for something like this to occur at times. For example you might be injured slipping on something as you make your way into the stands.

    If this should occur you might break a bone or cut yourself on something sharp. In another example you might be crushed if too many people are allowed into one restricted area at a time. No one would want to go through this either.

    How common are injured rugby spectators?

    This type of incident occurs very rarely. However it is definitely the case that it can happen given the right circumstances. For example a railing may not be properly attached and you could lean on it and fall if it were to give way.

    Seating may be unsafe and this might lead to an accident if you sit on a seat and it gives way. Slips, trips and falls of all kinds might potentially occur and in each case there is the chance of an injury occurring.

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    If this is the case for you, you might end up being hurt through the simplest of means. However it can still lead to a nasty injury that could keep you from working or doing a variety of other daily tasks – and therefore creates a problem for you.

    What should you do next?

    There are a variety of things you should do if you are injured while at a rugby match. Firstly you should get medical help if you need it.

    This may not be needed straight away but in any event you should take photos on your phone of any damage done, any injuries suffered and any evidence nearby that might later support a case.

    Your next step should be to contact Accident Advice Helpline on: 0800 689 0500 to see whether our team might be able to help you claim compensation.

    We operate a free 24/7 enquiry line which could turn out to be the best way to find out whether you have a good cause to claim no win, no fee* compensation for the injuries you have.

    Date Published: August 9, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

    Category: Rugby accident claims

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