A racecourse can be a thrilling place, with high speeds being reached on the course, a wonderful atmosphere in the spectator areas, and plenty of opportunities for accidents to happen, which may result in a racecourse accident claim being made.
All public events, such as a meeting for a race, whether animal or mechanical, are governed by a set of public health and safety guidelines. In other words, the organisers have a duty of care towards the people within their specified area to protect them from harm. If the event organisers fail to meet these guidelines then they are laying themselves open to accidents happening to innocent individuals who can then go on to make a legitimate accident claim.
Are you eligible for a claim?
If you have had an accident and suffered an injury whilst at a racecourse, either as a participant or as a spectator, then you may be eligible to make a claim. At the time of an accident, it can be difficult to think clearly or even consider the possible ramifications of an injury, but if possible, take note of as many details as possible to back up and support your possible claim. Make a written record of the events that immediately preceded the accident, the date and time at which it occurred, the exact location, and the other party or party’s details, if others were involved. If applicable, get the name of their insurance company, and if possible, their policy number. Also, take down the details of any witnesses to the accident, such as their name, address and a contact number if they are willing to provide them.
Working out whether another party is to blame for your injury is not always straightforward however, and you may prefer to ask advice from expert lawyers before embarking on a possibly costly and lengthy claim. This is where Accident Advice Helpline can prove invaluable. This organisation was set up in 2000 and since then, they have helped thousands of people receive justice and compensation for their injury. They have a convenient 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 that is entirely free to call and provides access to lawyers who are specialists in the field of personal injury claims.
Accident Advice Helpline works on a no win, no fee basis and will always work towards obtaining as much compensation as possible for you. The compensation they obtain can make your recovery easier, as it can cover the costs of treatment, travelling to and from hospitals, nursing care or home help if required, even babysitting charges if the injury means you need someone to look after your children. The compensation can also relieve any worries you may have about not being able to work as it can cover you for loss of earnings.
It takes no money to begin a claim, and if you are unable to call or would prefer an online route to making a claim, then you can simply fill in their online form and a representative will call you back at a convenient time.
Date Published: July 25, 2014
Author: David Brown