An injury at the racecourse is something that nobody wants to happen, but thankfully making a horseracing accident claim with Accident Advice Helpline couldn’t be easier. Friendly, trained advisers staff our free 24-hour helpline, and they will assess your claim and tell you just how much compensation you could be entitled to. Alternatively you can visit our website and use the 30-second online claim calculator. From there we can put you in touch with one of our expert lawyers with years of experience of handling claims just like yours. Our lawyers work on a strict no win, no fee* basis, and they will ensure that you the full amount of compensation that you deserve.
Accidents you could claim for
When attending a horseracing fixture, both you and the organisers should be fully aware of the risks involved. These will vary of course depending on whether you are a spectator, jockey, trainer or otherwise employed at the racecourse. The organisers have a responsibility to ensure your safety, but you also have a responsibility to act in such a manner that you will not endanger yourself or others around you. If you have been involved in an accident (minor or serious) that you feel was caused by the negligence or the dangerous actions of another party, then you should consider making a claim for compensation.
Providing evidence to support your claim is crucial. This includes statements from witnesses who are prepared to testify not only that your accident occurred in the manner you have stated, but also that it was not your fault, and was caused by another party’s accidents or negligence. You will also need medical evidence of any injuries you are claiming for in the form of a statement by a qualified medical practitioner such as a doctor. Photographs of your injury are also useful, along with relevant photographs showing the scene of the accident and the probable cause – for example, a broken turnstile or a faulty saddle strap. It is also important to be aware of the fact that in order to make a claim your accident must have occurred no more than three years ago.
Why you should claim
Making a compensation claim is not just about money – it’s also about making the parties involved take responsibility for their actions and encouraging them to be more vigilant in future. Knowing that they could be faced with a substantial pay-out will make them extra careful about safety precautions in the future, and could ultimately save lives. At Accident Advice Helpline, we will also make sure that you get the full amount of money that you are entitled to, because we know that this money can be vital in helping you rebuild your life and get you back to where you were before your accident. Compensation is about putting you back in control of your life, so if you think you could be entitled to this, don’t delay – call us today!
Date Published: November 2, 2014
Author: David Brown