The North Wales area, including Anglesey, is a popular area to play golf. In common with many other parts of rural Wales, Scotland and England, it provides fresh air and peace and quiet to enjoy an outdoor pursuit in a picturesque area. Golf is a not considered to be a dangerous sport as it does not involve dangerous equipment, high speeds or physical contact. However, some people are injured on golf courses in the UK every year. Most of these injuries are caused in genuine accidents but a small proportion is caused by the actions or inactions of someone else. This is when the accident is someone else’s fault and a personal injury lawyer Anglesey case could be started.
The injured person may be another golfer, a member of staff or a passer-by. They make a claim for compensation from the person who was at fault for the accident – the legal aspects of this can be handled by the Accident Advice Helpline. Here are some examples of how an accident lawyer Anglesey case could arise on a golf course.
Stray golf balls
Comedy shows have always used the scene where someone gets hit on the head by a golf ball to great effect and it gets a laugh every time. However, getting hit on the head by a golf ball in real life is far from funny as golf balls are very hard indeed. Added to this is the fact that they are struck with great force. This means that if they hit a delicate structure on the face, such as the eye, then permanent loss of sight and even loss of the entire eye can result. This type of injury is utterly devastating for the victim and is inevitably a life-changing experience. Procedures can be put in place to guard against people suffering this sort of injury. Some possible precautions include information, fencing or warning signs.
Golf buggy accidents
Riding around in a golf buggy is part of the golfing experience for many. They are fun to drive and are a very handy way of getting people and equipment around a large golf course. However, it has to be remembered that golf buggies are vehicles and like all other vehicles they can have accidents. Golf buggies have overturned and have collided with other vehicles and structures. This sort of accident can be avoided by having well-maintained buggies that are suitable for the terrain on the golf course and by providing adequate instruction and warnings about the dangers.
Bar and restaurant
The bar and restaurant in the golf club house are no different to bars and restaurants in other places – they are essentially commercial catering establishments. Therefore workers are exposed to the same sorts of risks as in other types of catering premises – slips, trips and falls, burns and scalds and lacerations.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
If you are looking for a lawyer in Anglesey because you have been injured in a golfing accident that was not your fault, call us here at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Call today!