Are you training for a marathon?
With the lighter evenings setting in and the warmer days approaching, many people are entering the final stages of their marathon training. Although marathons and intensive events take place all year round, many take place in the spring and autumn. By avoiding the hottest and coldest months, many runners hope that they will be able to complete the course in a good time and without any injuries.
However, with many runners keen to improve their time, they can often train a bit too much in the lead up to an event. Whilst undertraining can leave an athlete at risk of serious injury, overtraining can be just as risky and can cause an athlete to have to pull out of an event completely.
Although training can result in some injuries, most people are able to recover from them before the event, providing they don’t occur in the immediate weeks leading up to the event. However, an athlete or amateur runner is able to handle their own training plan and do everything they can to avoid injury.
When injuries occur
Whilst runners may be able to adapt their regime to reduce the risk of injury, what can they do to avoid the risk of harm from other people?
Unfortunately, every year runners are the victims of accidents, collisions and crashes which can leave them seriously injured and even fighting for their lives. As many people choose to run outdoors and with headphones in, they may not always be aware of approaching cyclists and vehicles.
As many people assume that they’re safe on the pavement, they don’t take as much notice as they might of what’s happening on the road. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much for a vehicle or bike to mount the pavement which can result in horrific injuries if a runner or a pedestrian is hit.
Can a solicitor in Horncastle help?
If you’ve been hurt whilst you were out running and it wasn’t your fault, there’s a good chance that an injury solicitor in Horncastle will be able to help you make a claim for compensation. In fact, if you’ve suffered any type of injury which wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a compensation claim with a solicitor in Horncastle.
Of course, before you commit to making a claim with an injury solicitor in Horncastle, you may want to find out more about the claims process.
If so, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline for free no obligation advice?
We can help you to find out everything you want to know about making a claim with an injury solicitor in Horncastle, and you won’t have to pay to have your questions answered!
Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile, and we’ll do our best to assist you with your compensation claim.