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When you work with MG Legal's personal injury solicitors, you get:
Free, no-obligation consultation with a specialist solicitor
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A designated solicitor with up to 30 years of experience
A guide to golf accident claims:
Do I have a golf course accident claim?
When it comes to making a golf course accident claim for injury, there are a number of criteria that must be met in order to be eligible to make a golf course accident claim.
The accident was not your fault, and was caused by the actions or negligence of another person
The accident directly caused you injury or illness
If these two things can be proven by your personal injury solicitor, you could have a successful golf course accident claim, and could obtain financial compensation for your injuries.
To learn more about your specific injuries, and whether or not you are eligible to make a golf course accident claim, get in touch with our sports injury solicitors today, here, and hear back from us within one working hour.
How much is my golf course accident claim worth?
As with all personal injury claims, golf course accident claims are valued based on the severity of the injuries suffered, the associated pain and suffering, and the degree to which the injures have impacted the claimant’s life financially.
Because of this, golf course accident claims are valued on an individual basis, and the large majority of the claim value may come from the special damages, which cover things such as lost earnings and medical or dental costs. See a full overview of this, here.
In terms of the injuries alone, and the pain and suffering, this value is known as general damages, and is just a portion of the claim value. This amount can be estimated based on the injuries sustained. Get in touch with our specialist injury solicitors here to learn more about the value of your potential claim.
What can I claim for in a golf course accident claim?
As stated above, a gold course accident claim will be broken down into both general and special damages. A full overview of these damages can be seen here.
The golf course accident claim can be made up of:
General damages- for the pain and suffering associated with your injuries
Lost earnings- any financial impact of your golf course injuries, and time off work
Medication costs- the value of any medication costs or medical bills
Dental work- the cost of any associated dental work for your golf course injuries
Travel costs- any travel to and from appointments for your golf course injuries
How to make a golf course accident claim:
If you are looking to make a golf course accident claim, the first step is to get in touch with a personal injury solicitor specialising in golf course accident claims, such as MG Legal.
We have expert knowledge on how to handle golf course accident claims, what they entail, and how to build our clients’ claims to be as strong as possible, in order to achieve the maximum compensation possible.
Our team of solicitors have a 100% success rate in golf course accident claims, and accept them all on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, allowing our clients to make the claim without any financial risk involved. In order to have the best chance of success in your golf course accident claim, reach out to our specialist injury solicitors as soon as possible, and we can begin building your claim on the same working day.
How long do I have to make a golf course accident claim?
The time limits imposed on golf course accident claims are governed by the Limitation Act of 1980. Under this Act, claimants have three years within which to pursue a claim for persona injury after being involved in a golf course accident.
This may seem like a long time within which to make a golf course accident claim, but no two claims are the same, and there is no saying how long it will take your designated injury solicitor to build your golf injury claim to be as strong as possible.
The advice of our injury solicitors would be to get in touch as soon as possible about your golf course injury claim, so that our team have all of the time necessary to put the time and effort into building your golf course accident claim, and to achieve the maximum financial compensation on your behalf.
Golf course accident claim- a case study with MG Legal:
Our sports injury solicitors recently settled a golf course accident claim for our client, Mr B. Whist playing in the putting green at his local golf course, Mr B was hit in the face by a wayward golf ball, hit from another area of the golf course.
He attended the local hospital for his injuries, as well as his dentist, and had a large number of stitches done around the mouth area, as well as being told that a number of his teeth were seriously damaged.
After getting in touch with MG Legal, our sports injury solicitors accepted Mr B’s claim on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, and got to work on building his claim right away. As a part of this process, the designated injury solicitor in charge of the claim arranged for a number of medical reports to be created by specialist medical experts, something that we do with many of our personal injury clients.
These specialist medical reports outlined in detail the injuries suffered, and offered an expert medical opinion on the severity of them, the prognosis, and the treatment required. Along with this specialist medical report, MG Legal’s designated sports injury solicitor gathered all legal evidence available in the case, and clearly laid out, as part of the claim, the way in which the defendant acted negligently. This included failing to give warning of his misjudged shot, and taking the shot when there were people within the trajectory.
Because of the strength of the golf course accident claim built by MG Legal, and the amount of both medical and legal evidence that was gathered, the defendant quickly agreed to settle the claim, and admitted liability.
After this, it was simply up to Mr B’s designated injury solicitor to accurately value their claim, including every possible value, in order to obtain the maximum financial compensation in damages for Mr B. After doing so, MG Legal were successfully able to achieve financial compensation for Mr B, an amount that he was extremely happy with.
Who is liable for accidents on a golf course or driving range?
One of the most important aspects of a golf course accident claim is to establish where the liability lies for your injuries, and who is legally to blame for the accident that caused your injury. Generally speaking, this liability will usually be on the person who caused the accident, providing that they acted negligently in their actions.
Whether they hit a golf ball without checking it was clear, and it hit you in the face, swung their golf club without checking their surroundings, or negligently drove a golf buggy or cart where people were walking, if they acted negligently in any way, you could make a golf course accident claim against them, and as anyone playing golf will have taken out insurance, it will be the golfer’s insurance, and not the actual golfer, that pays your compensation. While this is the most common scenario for a golf course accident claim, there are instances where the golf course themselves may be liable for the golf course accident, and where a golf course accident claim can be made against a golf course themselves.
If you have been injured in a golf course accident of any kind, you may be wondering who is liable for your injuries, and who you can make a golf course accident claim against, if anyone.
Will the other golfer have to pay my damages, or their insurance?
If you have been injured on a golf course, and the fault lies with another golfer, then the chances are, the other golfer will be insured, and their insurance will pay out, not the golfer. England Golf is the governing body for male and female amateur golf in England. It represents over 1,900 golf clubs with over 740,000 members and is affiliated to The R&A, the joint global governing body of golf. As a member of an England Golf affiliated golf club, golfers are provided with personal liability insurance.
Since 1 July 2019, every member has been provided with £10m personal liability insurance as part of their affiliation to England Golf. What this means is that, an individual member is covered for personal liability in the event that they are found to be negligent for causing injury to another person or damage to third party property whilst playing or practising golf at any golf club or recognised practice facility in the UK, Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man.
Think of it like having a traffic accident- as personal injury solicitors, MG Legal’s golf accident claim solicitors will negotiate a settlement with the golfer’s insurance; just like they would if you were in a road traffic accident, and a third-party vehicle was at fault.
The golf course's liability:
While many golf course accident claims show that liability is held by the person who directly caused the accident, there are instances where the golf course itself is liable for the accident, and a golf course accident claim can be made against them.
When this is the case, a claim can be made using the Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974. Under this act, all businesses and employers have a legal obligation to keep all employees and visitors safe from injury while on the premises. They must take all necessary actions to do so, such as conducting regular health and safety risk assessments on the golf course and how it operates.
Ensuring that all equipment, including golf clubs and golf carts, are properly maintained and safe to use
Ensuring that it is clearly stated where it is safe to walk and where golf balls should be hit
Clear signs warning of the risks involved and the need to take care
Ensure that everyone using a golf buggy or golf cart is safe to do so, is properly instructed on how to do so, and warned of the risks involved
Ensure that is is clear and obvious to visitors where they should take care when walking around the golf course
If these things are not regularly kept on top of, and risk assessments are not regularly carried out, and an accident occurs as a result, you could claim financial compensation for your injuries through a gold course accident claim.
Golf course accident claim for faulty equipment:
One of the most common types of golf course accident claims made against golf courses themselves are those caused by faulty equipment. This could be faulty brakes on a golf buggy, or a damaged golf club with a sharp edge.
If you have suffered from injuries of any kind in a golf course accident caused by faulty equipment, get in touch with our specialist injury solicitors about making a golf course accident claim today.
Can I sue if I get hit by a golf ball?
As previously mentioned, if you are hit by a golf ball at a golf course, you could be eligible to make a golf course accident claims against either the person who hit the ball, their insurance, or the golf course themselves, depending on the circumstances of the accident.
If the person hitting the golf ball did not take due caution, or check if the area was clear, before hitting the ball, then you could make a golf accident claim against them for this negligence.
Or, if there was no fencing or signs in place to prevent accidents like this from occurring, and the golf course had not taken adequate steps to prevent accidents, then you could make a golf course accident claim against them.
To establish whether you have an eligible golf course accident claim, and who the claim should be made against, get in touch with our sports injury solicitors, here, for a free, no-obligation discussion of your potential claim.
Golf ball injury claims:
Being hit by a golf ball can cause serious injury. From broken teeth requiring extensive dental work, to brain damage caused by being hit by a golf ball in the head, there are a number of different injuries that people can suffer from. Depending on the speed at which the golf ball was moving, these injuries can be serious.
If you have been injured in any way by being hit by a golf ball at a golf course, you could make a NO WIN NO FEE golf course accident claim for financial compensation with our sports injury solicitors. Simply get in touch, here, for a free, no-obligation chat with a specialist solicitor.
Golf club injury claims:
Whether it’s using a faulty golf club that has caused you injury, or being hit by a flying golf club that another golfer has lost grip of, golf club injuries can be serious. They can include broken bones, head injuries, and even cerebral haemorrhages if the victim is hit in the back of the head by a golf club.
No matter what injuries you have suffered or how the accident came about, you could be eligible to make a golf course accident claim for financial compensation. If you have any questions or queries about your potential golf course accident claim, and to learn how our sports injury solicitors can help, simply get in touch with us online, here, and speak to a specialist solicitor on a free, no-obligation basis.
Golf cart and golf buggy injury claims:
The majority of golf courses across the country offer the option for visitors to use or hire out golf carts or golf buggies to make their way around the large golf course.
However, these golf carts are the cause of many golf course accidents, and lead to a large number of avoidable injuries.
Golf cart accidents can occur for a number of reasons, including poor maintenance of the golf carts leading to brake failure and other issues, customers not being properly instructed on how to use the golf carts, or improper maintenance of the golf course including uneven surfaces and obstacles in the path of the golf cart.
If you have been injured a golf cart accident, whether in one of the ways listed above or for any other reason, and would like to speak to a sports injury solicitor about making a golf cart accident claim, simply contact MG Legal online here, and hear back from a specialist solicitor within one working hour for a free, no-obligation discussion about your potential claim.
Make a NO WIN NO FEE golf course accident claim:
If MG Legal accept your golf course accident claim, we will do so on a NO WIN NO FEE basis. Working in this way allows our clients to make a golf course accident claim at no financial risk. This means that if we do not succeed in your golf course accident claim, and win financial compensation on your behalf, then you do not owe us a penny.