If you were injured participating in a triathlon, you may be wondering how to make a triathlon accident claim. The sport, which can be physically and psychologically challenging, is also invigorating but has its own risks and dangers. If you were injured taking part in a triathlon in the last three years, sustained an injury caused by someone else and required medical attention, you could have a good case for raising a compensation claim. Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500, and check what your claim could be worth. You can also try our free, 30-second online claim calculator.
The risks of taking part in a triathlon
Taking part in a triathlon can be great fun, but it is also risky. The inherent risks of competing are in the amount of physical exertion required and in the terrain you have to cover. Another significant risk is that one of the athletes around you acts irresponsibly with the knock-on effect of injuring you.
You may have had a triathlon accident because the terrain you had to compete in was dangerous. The event organisers have a legal duty to ensure your health and safety, so if your well-being was endangered because the event was incompetently, negligently or dangerously managed, you have a strong legal right to claim financial compensation.
The impact of your triathlon accident
The impact of your triathlon accident can be substantial. If you suffered serious physical or psychological damage, your ability to continue your life as before may be hampered. You may even find it hard to continue working, seriously undermining your financial stability. Your injuries could have a permanent effect; physical and psychological. If you have financial dependants, you have to consider their future. The truth is, raising a claim for financial compensation can be the best way to secure continued financial stability.
How can Accident Advice Helpline help?
Our expert legal advisors are employed by us throughout Britain. They work on a no win, no fee basis. From the moment you contact us using our free helpline, we will give you the best advice we can. This may involve settling early with the other party involved in your accident; this can sometimes be the best course of action, especially if the other party is willing from the outset to acknowledge culpability in the matter.
Your claim for financial compensation can be strengthened if you provide good evidence about your triathlon accident. Document everything you know about the time, location and cause of your accident. If we decide you have a good chance of raising a successful claim, the solicitor we will assign to your case will need to know as much as possible about the accident. Hold on to any receipts, fees and invoices relating to your injury, including medical costs and travel costs. You can also improve your case if you have photographic evidence and witness details.
Date Published: October 28, 2014
Author: David Brown