A day at the races should be a fun and safe experience for all concerned, but if something goes wrong, you may need expert horseracing injury advice. Whether you are a spectator, a jockey or a trainer, you should always be on guard against accidental injury. Even with the best precautions however, a certain level of risk is always present at the racecourse, and accidents can happen. It’s essential then to be prepared to deal with the consequences both in terms of seeking medical attention and, if necessary, pursuing a claim for compensation with a reputable law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline.
Risk of injury
There are many ways that you might sustain an injury at a racecourse – being crushed against a barrier by the crowds or tripping and falling while in a high stand are both accidents that could happen to anyone. Of course, if you are a jockey, you are in a high-risk profession and aware of the risk of serious injury should you or your horse fall during a race. Trainers and other racing professionals are also in a position of risk if they need to venture onto the track or otherwise come into close contact with the horses.
Racecourses are professionally managed and well stewarded, and like all public venues must meet stringent health and safety requirements. Whether you are there as a spectator or a participant, it’s also important to be aware of your own health and safety responsibilities, and to make adequate personal risk assessments regarding each situation you place yourself in. Nevertheless, a horseracing injury is still a possibility, and may be due to no fault of your own.
After an accident
Racecourses are well staffed with doctors and first-aid employees who are prepared to deal with a range of injuries – from minor to life threatening. If you are injured, you should seek medical help immediately, or get a friend to seek help if your injuries are too serious for you to move. At the same time however, you should try to take down contact details of any witnesses who can testify that the accident was not your fault, as this could be vitally important if you are thinking of pursuing a compensation claim.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have years of experience in helping injured parties just like you to get the compensation to which they’re entitled. If you believe that your accident may have been the fault of another person or the racecourse management, call our free 24-hour helpline to speak to one of our friendly, trained advisers or visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website to use our 30-second online claim calculator. All of our expert lawyers and solicitors work on a no win, no fee* basis, and will always do their very best to get you the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. So, if you’ve suffered a horseracing injury in the last three years through no fault of your own, don’t hesitate – call us today.
Date Published: November 2, 2014
Author: David Brown