For many people there is nothing better than grabbing their golf clubs and heading to their local club for a round of golf. Their skills, or lack thereof, are perhaps one of the least important elements to consider here.
In reality the most important thing is to have a great time, get some exercise and perhaps avoid the bunkers!
Unfortunately there are isolated instances where a visit to the clubhouse afterwards results in an injury of some kind. You might think there would be a chance of being injured while out walking on the golf course.
This might be true, but even then the odds are long. An injury in a golf clubhouse could however be something that might even keep you from playing golf for the immediate future.
What could go wrong?
We are all familiar with accidents. We’ve all had them, whether they were severe or mild in nature. However there are accidents that are just that, or accidents that were caused by other people. As such it is these latter types that are of more interest, since they could have been caused by negligence on the part of someone working at the clubhouse or responsible for running it.
Typical examples might potentially include slipping on a wet floor or tripping over an obstacle that should not have been in the way. Another example could include having an accident by sitting on or using furniture that is not fit for purpose. Poor lighting might also lead to an accident if you cannot properly see where you are going.
Coping with injuries
Any injury in a golf clubhouse should be reported to the person in charge so it can be put in the accident book. This is a record of all accidents that occur at the premises. While mishaps are rare it is important to record them as it could make all the difference between successfully claiming an amount of compensation or not.
Another thing that could make a big difference in your situation is to call the team at Accident Advice Helpline. If we can help you make a no win, no fee* compensation claim, it could mean you can go through the entire experience far more easily than you would if you decided to go it alone. Call 0800 689 0500 now to find out more about how we could help.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Golfing accident claims