A game of darts in the pub may seem like a relaxed and safe pastime, but accidents can happen and that’s when you may need some darts injury advice. Normal precautions are often relaxed a little too much when groups of friends get together for a few drinks and a friendly game, and in the excitement of competition it can be easy to ignore safety risks until it is too late. Similarly, darts injuries and accidents may be brushed off and not treated as quickly and efficiently as they should be. It is important to recognise and act on an injury immediately, especially if you later feel that you want to make a claim for compensation using a reputable law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline.
Although playing darts in the pub is about having fun, safety should definitely be taken seriously. Some precautions should be obvious, such as never throwing a dart when someone is likely to be passing close to the board and also staying well out of the way when another person is throwing. Don’t jostle or otherwise distract a player; apart from putting them off their game, this could result in injuring yourself, the player or another innocent bystander. Remember that darts were originally developed as deadly weapons, and they should to some extent still be regarded as such. It is suggested to treat darts with the same level of caution and respect as archery or clay pigeon shooting equipment.
In the event of an injury
A darts injury should be taken seriously and immediately examined. It may be necessary to take the injured party to hospital. If a person has been drinking, they may not be aware of how seriously they have been hurt – alcohol and adrenalin will dull the pain and they will be inclined to brush it off. If possible, a qualified doctor or first aid responder should examine them. If in any doubt, do not be embarrassed to seek proper medical attention.
If the accident was caused by outside circumstances that can be squarely considered the responsibility of another party, you may have legal grounds for a compensation claim — for instance, if some players were acting in a foolish, drunken or irresponsible manner, the equipment was not properly maintained to the degree that it was unsafe, or loose carpeting or other hazards that would be the responsibility of the pub landlord caused the accident.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, our trained advisors will listen to your account and tell you whether you have a compensation claim worth pursuing. They will then be able to put you in touch with a member of our team of expert lawyers, all of whom work on a no win no fee* basis. Call our free 24-hour helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or visit our website, where you can use our free 30-second online claim calculator to find out just how much compensation you could be entitled to for your darts injury.
Date Published: November 15, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Other sporting accident claims