Football matches can have a great atmosphere; particularly when your team wins. They can also be pretty rowdy so there is potential for accidents or injuries to occur. Football stewards are there to help control crowds, to help people to get to their seats safely and to prevent violence or riots. All stewards must have an accepted qualification to ensure the safety of spectators in football grounds. This means that all stewards must be professionally trained to deal with potential riots or spectator violence. It is also to ensure that everyone is safe during any event and to prevent potential injuries from occurring.
A negligent football steward may have failed in their duty of care to you or someone you know which could result in an accident or injury. Where there is evidence of negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.
How can potential accidents occur?
As football spectators can be extremely rowdy during a match, there is potential for an accident to happen. Should spectators fail to control the crowd or fail to eject any potentially violent spectator, someone could easily be injured. Stewards may also be responsible for allowing too many spectators to enter the stadium despite it reaching full capacity. Falling, tripping, slipping on spillages and large crowds can result in crushing, head injuries or even broken bones. A negligent steward is rare as they must be fully trained and qualified, but, if there is evidence of negligence, you may be able to win a cash payout if you claim for compensation.
Making an accident or injury claim
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which has been around for almost 14 years and has helped thousands of accident victims to claim compensation. You can give us a call if you have had an accident that occurred due to a negligent football steward and there is evidence that he/she was at fault. Should there be evidence, there is a good chance that you could win a cash payout to help you cope financially with your injury. This could help you pay any medical expenses and help you to cover any loss of wages for time spent absent from work. Our line is open 24 hours on 0800 689 0500 and is free to call or you can try our quick 30-second online test to determine how successful your claim is likely to be.
Date Published: July 23, 2014
Author: David Brown