Sports accident claims solicitor
You may be wondering what exactly a sports accident claims solicitor does. Surely all sports accidents are just that – accidents, are they not? There is no scope to make a claim for compensation or to use a sports accident claims solicitor. Well actually, that’s not the case.
Many sports accidents are indeed accidents and no-one is to blame. However, in a proportion of accidents, someone other than the victim is to blame – and here a claim for compensation may be possible. One way to find out if sports injuries you or someone else has sustained actually qualify for a sports accident claims solicitor is to call a law firm like Accident Advice Helpline. They have a unique 30-second test and highly-trained advisors who will give you all the information that you need on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Here are some examples of cases that a sports accident claims solicitor would work on.
Sports accident claims solicitor cases – accidents at the gym
Health and safety precautions are put in place in gyms to protect the people who are using the facilities. Gyms are public areas and so have all the usual hazards of such places.
Some of the equipment is electrical – like running machines and cross trainers – and some mechanical, such as with weights lifting apparatus. All types of gym training equipment can be a hazard if they are not maintained properly and if people are not correctly instructed in how to use them properly.
Sports accident claims solicitor cases – swimming pools
There should be stringent safety procedures in place at all public and even private swimming pools. Swimming is generally thought of as a gentle and safe sport but accidents can happen in and around the swimming pool. Many children enjoy swimming and so children are often the victims of swimming pool accidents. The sports accident claims solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline deal with claims where there has been:
- Inadequate warning signs and supervision leading to actions that can cause injury.
- Broken, worn or poorly maintained floors, walls and ceilings. Surfaces around swimming pools have a lot of wear and tear and have to be hard wearing and regularly checked.
- Inappropriate chlorine levels. The concentration of chlorine in swimming pool water has to be very carefully maintained. If there is not enough chlorine pathogens (germs) can live in the water and make people ill. If the concentration of chlorine is too high then bathers will suffer skin burning and eye irritation.
- The steps around the pool in a poorly maintained condition. There may also be specialised lifting hoists and machinery to help less able-bodied users in and out of the pool. These can be dangerous if they are not maintained correctly and if the operators are not trained to use them properly. Training must be refreshed on a regular basis.
Date Published: 30th May 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Sports Injury Compensation