An event that stirs up much strength of feeling can mean that there is a real possibility of an accident occurring at a pride march for a number of different reasons.
Accordingly, in attending a pride march, an accident claim may subsequently be required if you should suffer an injury that is severe enough to hinder your ability to work and undertake actions as you regularly would.
Making a pride march accident claim
If you suffer an accident at a pride march, accident claim procedures means that it is necessary to take a number of different factors into account. This will help you to determine the potential for a successful outcome in making a claim.
For example, where the march is taking place outside, consider the location and who owns it, as this will dictate who would be responsible for paying any compensation that may be due to you. In addition, you will need to make yourself aware of whether you have permission to be there and to march. Bear in mind that it will be difficult for you to argue that you are owed a duty of care if you are a trespasser.
In being caught up in the fervour of a pride march, accident claim issues can be blurred where fault for the accident is not clear. For example, if you feel the need to make your point by climbing atop the nearest wall, statue or lamppost and you subsequently are injured you cannot assume that this is someone else’s fault.
The key to a successful pride march accident claim is whether someone is to blame and whether you would still have suffered the injury if it weren’t for the incident in question. If your actions could result in you being held partially to blame, you may find that the amount of compensation to which you are entitled in proportionally reduced or that you are due nothing at all.
Timing is Everything
When it comes to making a pride march accident claim, it is essential that it is pursued within three years of the accident date. After this time, the period – known as the limitation period – will have expired, so you will not be permitted to make a claim.
In view of this, it is prudent to commence any action as soon as possible after the accident has occurred. Similarly, if it is necessary to seek medical assistance, this should be sought as soon as practicably possible, so that a clear picture can be obtained of your injury rather than long after the fact.
In the event that you are required to pay to assist in your own recovery, you are under a duty to mitigate your loss in a pride march accident claim. For example, paying for private medical treatment when you would normally use the NHS is not mitigating your loss.
For quality advice on what you can expect from the process of making a pride march accident claim, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to talk to our professional advisors so we can help you get the best from you claim.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: David Brown