Are you claiming Dumbarton compensation following a skating accident?
As the popularity of BMX biking and skateboarding has grown, more and more skate parks have been built across the United Kingdom. Although many of these venues are run by councils or private companies, there are still amateur parks in most towns and cities across the country.
At one time, there were very few places to skate safely, so keen amateurs were forced to build their own ramps and parks in wastelands, parks and green spaces. Although many skaters enjoyed using them, they could be fairly dangerous, particularly for new or inexperienced skaters.
If you use an unofficial skate park, you could be at an increased risk of injury. As ramps are often built using pieces of rubbish or abandoned wood, they may be unstable and could collapse at any time. Similarly, as the ramps may not have been built according to the appropriate specifications, they may be dangerous to use.
Although accidents and injuries can occur at official parks, you could be more likely to suffer an injury at an unofficial skate park. If you are hurt whilst using an amateur skate park, you may find it difficult to make a claim for Dumbarton compensation, unless you can show that someone hurt you intentionally or that your injuries are their fault.
However, if you suffer an injury at a council run or privately owned skate park, you may find it easier to make a claim for Dumbarton compensation. Although you will still need to prove that you weren’t at fault, you may find it easier to prove that the owners are liable as they legally own the venue and they are liable for what happens within it.
If the owners or managers are shown to have installed dangerous ramps or failed to repair existing structural problems, you may find it relatively easy to obtain Dumbarton compensation from them. Similarly, if they allowed too many skaters to use the park at once, they could be forced to pay you Dumbarton compensation if you suffer an injury as a result.
Although many people who use these parks are children and young adults, they are normally open to people of all ages. If your child or step-child has been hurt at one of these parks and they weren’t at fault, it could still be possible for them to obtain compensation for their injuries.
If you’ve been hurt yourself, or you want to claim Dumbarton compensation on behalf of a child, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline today to find out how we can help. We’ll be happy to help you find out more about the claims process and we could even help you to get your claim for Dumbarton compensation started.
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more or to begin your claim for Dumbarton compensation as soon as possible.
Date Published: 4th August 2014