Watching sports on television is one thing. Watching them take place live in front of you is quite another – and it’s an experience you will definitely want to get involved with. If you have yet to see a live football match, rugby match or tennis match – or any other sporting event, come to that – you have missed out on a great experience.
The vast majority of people who do decide to head out to an event like this will have a great time, and they will return home none the worse for wear. However, there are sometimes cases where people are injured in one way or another.
The kinds of injuries you could sustain at a sports event
You’re probably wondering what could potentially go wrong at an event like this. In truth, the injuries you could sustain at a sports event will generally be very minor when they do occur – perhaps cuts or bruises or scrapes, for example. Accidents are so rare, purely because the events are very well organised. Few things can ever go wrong, and if they do, there is ample assistance on-site for any injuries that may have occurred.
Of course, there may occasionally be the potential for some people to suffer more serious injuries. Examples might include broken bones or injuries sustained in a fall – for example, if someone were to fall down a flight of stairs. If an event was not properly managed, there could be the potential – albeit very slim – for crush injuries to occur if too many people were in one area.
What should you do?
If you find yourself in this situation, be sure to report it at the time. You may be able to seek medical advice for your injuries, but they should also be reported to make sure an accurate record is kept of what happened. This could help you later on.
Then, make sure you call 0800 689 0500 to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We can consider the facts of the situation and find out whether a compensation claim might be in order. Our no win, no fee* case basis means there is no cost if you lose, so you have every reason to call us – free of charge – to begin with. We’re here to help, and we have already advised many other people over the years. We could be in a position to help you too.
Date Published: April 1, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Event claims