Everybody enjoys a day at the races. Thirsk is one of the more northerly racetracks in the British racing calendar and hosts many winter meetings where visitors can enjoy the spectacle of horses racing over jumps. Jump racing is a high risk sport as anyone who watches or participates will tell you. Being anywhere where a large crowd has assembled can carry its own risk so what should you do to stay safe at the races and avoid having to make a compensation claim in Thirsk?
A day at the races
Racing takes place in all weathers. Did you know that races will only be stopped once they have started in the case of thunderstorms, bad light or in the event of something that causes a danger to the public or horses. Horses cannot race in thunderstorms. Their shoes are made of metal and would act as conductors endangering them and everyone around them. There was a well reported incident not too long ago where an underground cable was leaking a charge and it traveled straight into the shoes of the horses walking over it with dreadful results. To stay safe at the races a few simple rules can be obeyed:
- Obey all the safety signs. Only permitted people are allowed onto the track and other areas where the horses are for obvious reasons.
- Don’t hang over the rails at the paddock side and don’t let your little ones sit on top for a better view. It is surprising how high a racehorse can reach with his hind legs if startled.
- Don’t drink too much. It’s very tempting to have a few beers on your day out. But the medical services are there to attend to the jockeys not the public unless it is a real emergency .
- Plan how you are getting to and from the racetrack in advance. Particularly at large meetings there can be quite a crowd so always allow plenty of time when leaving so that you are not rushing in the crowd.
Compensation claim in Thirsk – What to do if you are unlucky.
If you are unlucky enough to be involved in an accident at the races or whilst en route then you may find that you need to consider making a compensation claim. If this is the case then trying to find someone to help make your compensation claim in Thirsk will not be too difficult a task. There are a number of solicitors in the area who will help.
If you do not live locally then why not give Accident Advice Helpline a call? They are available twenty four hours a day on their free phone number of 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile) and you will be given no obligation advice free of charge in that first call. They have been helping people for over ten years so will have dealt with every kind of scenario you can think of.
It doesn’t matter what your accident was, as long as it was not your fault and happened within the last three years Accident Advice Helpline is there to help.