Racecourses can host huge public events, with hundreds or thousands of spectators milling about, and dozens of official personnel, such as stewards and riders, not to mention the animals, so accidents may be inevitable, which is why some racecourse injury advice may unfortunately come in handy.
There are several opportunities for accidents to occur at a racecourse – those that can happen on the racetrack and will therefore naturally involve riders or drivers (and animals if it is a horse event) and those that happen in the spectator stands, around the course or in other public areas. All areas should be managed by the event’s organisers and as such should be safe and appropriate for users.
Most large events will not only have on-site doctors but emergency personnel such as the St John’s Ambulance service. Injuries or accidents of any type, regardless of how insignificant they appear, should receive professional attention. Uneven ground could result in falls and trips, causing an injury from a sprained ankle to a broken leg. Sprains should be treated by the application of ice bags and the raising of the limb to minimise swelling. A head injury could appear to be harmless, but even concussion, which usually has symptoms of vomiting and dizziness, could disguise more serious problems which take hours or even days to appear, such as a blood clot, and for this reason, it is always worth getting checked out by a visit to the hospital.
Can I make a personal injury claim?
If you have been injured at a racecourse and wonder whether another party is to blame for your accident, then you can find out by calling Accident Advice Helpline. Set up in 2000, they have helped thousands of people receive justice and compensation for an injury caused by an accident that was not their fault. The compensation they can help you win can prove invaluable in helping you to make a speedy recovery. It can help towards the cost of treatment, the travel needed to get to and from hospital, nursing care or home help if required, even babysitting charges if your children need looking after. But most of all, compensation can help cover any loss of earnings if you have been unable to work because of your accident.
They have a convenient 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 which is entirely free of charge to call, and which provides access to expert lawyers who can assess your injury story and advise you whether there was negligence on the part of another party and whether a claim is worth making. They work on a no win, no fee basis, and will always strive to obtain as much compensation for you as possible. They will not ask any awkward questions about your financial status, as it costs nothing to begin a personal injury claim.
If you are unable to call the helpline then you can always fill in their simple online form that asks for your details, and a representative will call you back at a more convenient time.