If you are a member of a tennis club you may go there quite regularly to play tennis matches with various people. You may also practise at the club and enjoy the other facilities there. You certainly wouldn’t go with the intention of being hurt in some way, and fortunately there is usually little chance of this.
Sustaining an injury at a tennis club will usually mean you are hurt while playing the game itself. For example you may move awkwardly or simply lose your balance, perhaps while running to reach the ball. However these injuries are very different from some of the things that could potentially happen at some point.
How else might you get an injury at a tennis club?
Most people have heard of the various health and safety measures that are in place throughout our society today. While we may occasionally think they are a little too intrusive, they are there for a very good reason. They are there to protect us from being hurt while at work or while using facilities that are run by another company or person.
In the case of a tennis club it is only right that you would expect the club to be safe to use. You would expect there to be no potential hazards around at any point – hazards that might cause you to have an accident. An example might be a torn or worn carpet in the members’ area of the venue.
You might also be hurt if you used a locker room that was badly-lit and tripped over something you couldn’t see. A slippery floor is another potential hazard that could lead to someone tripping up or falling over.
Does any of this seem familiar to you?
If you are familiar with a similar situation it could be because you’ve been injured while using the facilities at a tennis club already. While few people are hurt in this way when someone else was to blame, such things can potentially happen.
When they do it makes sense that you would want to get some proper advice on what to do next.
Compensation can be paid out to victims of accidents that were caused by someone else’s negligence. Call us on 0800 689 0500 to speak to someone at Accident Advice Helpline to see if this might apply in your case.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead