Do you need to make a ‘no win, no fee*’ West Yorkshire compensation claim after being hurt at a stadium?
If you enjoy watching live sporting events or music gigs, you may regularly travel to stadiums all over the country. Whilst smaller venues are also available, the larger stadiums hold tens of thousands of people so numerous fans can be catered for. Of course, with so many people able to obtain tickets for stadium events, you aren’t always guaranteed to get a great view. Whilst large screens do provide a better view for people sitting far away from the pitch or stage, there can sometimes be a rush for people to get a better view.
If events are seated, it can be easier to control spectators as everyone is required to stay in their allocated seat. However, if fans are allowed to stand, or if seating isn’t allocated, people may try and push their way to the front. This can be extremely dangerous and it’s vital that staff are on hand to help prevent fans from getting out of hand. Due to the potential danger of people getting hurt, most sporting events do now insist on allocated seats to everyone. However, some music events do still allow fans to stand so it’s important that staff are on hand to ensure that everyone is safe.
If staff aren’t prepared to handle vast amounts of spectators, things can go wrong very quickly. With over ninety thousand people attended some stadium events, it’s not surprising that there can be injuries. If, for example, people do try and race to get to the front at a gig, other people could be knocked to the ground. If no-one is aware that they have fallen, they may even be crushed or stepped on by other people in the ground.
Due to the seriousness of these types of situations, stadium owners and management teams are often held responsible for what happens within the stadium. If they breach health and safety regulations and someone is hurt as a result, they could face ‘no win, no fee*’ West Yorkshire compensation claims and they may even be faced with a criminal charge.
If you have been hurt whilst at a music gig or a sporting event and the incident wasn’t your fault, it’s possible that you will be able to make a ‘no win, no fee*’ West Yorkshire compensation claim.
If you’re keen to make your ‘no win, no fee*’ West Yorkshire claim as soon as possible, you can contact Accident Advice Helpline at any time and we’ll be happy to help. Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more now or to get your ‘no win, no fee*’ West Yorkshire claim started.
Date Published: 27th November 2014