Injury claims in Nairn
Nairn is a town in the Highlands of Scotland that was historically a fishing port. Many people now visit this area to play golf. Thousands of people enjoy playing golf in the UK – and Scotland in particular – every year. It is considered a safe sport and very few people get hurt. However, it is increasingly acknowledged that some type of injuries sustained on a golf course can be permanent and life-changing.
This is when an injury claims legal team may become involved. They can be contacted via the law firm Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and will help victims of golfing accidents that were not their fault claim for compensation. Here are some examples of injury claims team case studies of accidents that can occur on the golf course.
Injury claims in Nairn – Golf ball injuries
Cartoons and comedy sketches have used the scene of someone being hit on the head by a golf ball for comic effect for decades. However, in real life, being struck by a golf ball is no laughing matter. If we look at the type of case that the injury claims legal team would deal with we can see why. Adults and children have lost eyes because they have been struck by a speeding golf ball or by a swinging golf club. The forces that are involved in swinging a golf club are considerable. It is not surprising that when that golf club – or rather the ball it has struck – comes into contact with the human face, then a great deal of damage can be caused.
The structure of the human eye is very delicate and these forces are easily strong enough to cause permanent blindness and removal of the eye itself. Several cases have been recorded recently where adults and children have been injured in this way on golf courses.
For this reason, golf club organisations are becoming more vigilant in promoting safety amongst both players and spectators. Golf club organisations are also taking out insurance to make sure that they have funds to pay the compensation should this type of injury claims case be brought against them.
Injury claims in Nairn – Golf buggy accidents
Many think that golf buggy accidents can’t possibly occur because they travel at a sedate pace around the golf course, where there are very few other vehicles about. In fact, golf buggy accidents are fairly common and some have even led to fatalities. If the accident can be shown to be the fault of someone else – say, the golf course operator – then injury claims legal teams at law firms like Accident Advice Helpline can help the victim claim compensation. The majority of golf buggy accidents are what’s known as passenger ejection accidents or roll-over accidents. The former are common where a sudden turn is made and one of the passengers falls out of the buggy. Roll-over accidents occur when the buggy travels over uneven or sloping ground and rolls onto its side or onto its roof.
Date Published: 30th May 2013
Author: David Brown