If you want to make a stadium accident claim, then there are several things you can do to increase your chances of being successful in getting compensation.
Slips and falls are the most common cause of injuries that happen at stadiums and large venues, often due to wet floors or crowded public areas such as stairways and concourses.
If you think you have a valid claim because the injury you received was the result of negligence on behalf of the venue operators, then the last thing you want to do is jeopardise any chance of compensation by submitting a badly put together claim.
Three things to do if you want to make a stadium accident claim
- Get medical treatment as soon as possible
If you are injured then you should seek medical attention as soon as you can. This may be at the stadium itself if there are first aid personnel on hand, and your injury is immediately apparent.If you cannot get treatment at the venue or your injury develops later as a result of a slip or fall at a stadium, then seek advice from your own doctor as soon as possible.
It is also important to ensure you complete any follow-up treatment recommended such as physiotherapy or a course of medication. Make sure you keep notes of all your appointments and the treatment that was suggested at each one.
- Find evidence to support your stadium accident claim
If you slipped in a public area of the stadium or had other people around you when you were injured, then ask them if they are willing to back up your version of events.If you do not know the witnesses personally then make sure you have contact details for them in case you need to follow up with them later.
You might also like to take photos of area where you were injured or keep any clothes you were wearing at the time.
- Get advice from a professional
One of the best ways to ensure your claim runs smoothly and you get the best result is to enlist the help of a professional such as Accident Advice Helpline. We can help assess the strength of your stadium accident claim and assist you throughout the process.
In addition, here are two things not to do if you are making a stadium accident claim
- Don’t exaggerate
While it may be tempting to exaggerate the extent of your injuries in the hope that you will receive a bigger pay out this approach is unlikely to work in practice. Remember, you may be asked to prove any claim through medical assessments.
- Don’t talk about your claim too much
Anything you say while making a stadium accident claim could be used during the claims process.
You can contact our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or visit our website and take our quick and easy test to see if you qualify.
Date Published: June 28, 2015
Author: David Brown