A Guide To Golf Course Accident Claims – How To Claim

By Lewis Hendrix. Last Updated 31st July 2023. Welcome to our guide on golf course accident claims. The guide below is intended as a primer to the legal process that is involved in making a golf course accident claim. Once you have read it, you should have adequate knowledge to begin making sensible choices about your own personal injury claim. As long as you are within the personal injury claims time limit, which our claims team can tell you about, this guide should be of use.

golf course accident claims

golf course accident claims

Because each claim has its own unique aspects, we likely haven’t answered every potential question you may have in this guide. If this turns out to be the case, don’t fret, we can still help you with any questions you have about injury compensation. Just give our claims team a quick call on 0800 073 8801. Explain your questions to them, and they will provide you with the answers you need.

Select A Section:

  1. A Guide To Claims For Accidents On Golf Courses
  2. What Is A Golf Course Accident?
  3. Golfing Accidents – Golf Ball And Other Injuries
  4. Liability For Golf Course Accidents
  5. Faulty Golfing Equipment Accident Claims
  6. How To Start A Golf Course Accident Claim
  7. Golf Course Accident Claim Payouts
  8. No Win No Fee Golf Course Accident Claims
  9. Essential Resources Relating To Golf Course Accident Claims

A Guide To Claims For Accidents On Golf Courses

Welcome to our guide about making a golf course accident claim.

The free online guide to accidents on golf courses and how to claim for them should answer many of the questions you may have about using a personal injury lawyer and how personal injury claims are handled. We start this guide at a logical point by giving a top-level overview of what a golf course accident is and why you could be able to make a claim if you are injured in one. We also provide a discussion of some of the key statistics related to this kind of accident. Additionally, we take a look at who might be liable for golf course accidents and why they could be pursued for damages.

In the middle part of the guide, we look at some of the most common kinds of golf course accidents and how you could be able to make a claim in similar circumstances. We cover a number of different kinds of accidents and also look at how faulty equipment can lead to accidents.

The last part of this guide relates to the monetary aspects of pursuing a compensation claim. We have included a list of some of the frequently awarded types of damages that a compensation settlement could comprise of. We have also published a table that details compensation ranges for common injuries. Finally, we introduce the service we offer and explain how we can provide you with a solicitor under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) to process your claim for you.

If you have any questions related to what you have read in this golf course accident claims guide or the overall process of making golf club injury claims, then you can get in touch with a claim advisor on the phone number down near the end of this guide. They will be able to provide you with more detailed information and also give you answers to any questions you may have.

What Is A Golf Course Accident?

Before we look at making a golf course accident claim, let’s see what types of accidents could happen.

Golf course accidents and other incidents that result in golf course injuries are accidents that can harm a golfer, a member of the public, or an employee at the golf course.

Not all golf course accidents are the responsibility of the golf club itself (we look at this situation in more detail further down this guide). Deciding who is liable to pay compensation is a vital part of the claims process.

If you are injured in a golfing injury that was not your fault, then as long as a third party was at least partially to blame, it could be possible for you to make a claim. In cases where the claimants are also partially the cause of the accident, the defendant will agree to a lowered level of liability. This is expressed as a percentage and will drive the level of compensation the claimant receives. If you have any questions about the claims process and your eligibility to make a claim, please speak to a member of our claims team today.

Golfing Accidents – Golf Ball And Other Injuries

Golfing accidents can take many different forms. A golf ball injury – where you are hit with a golf ball – is just one example. However, you could be injured on a gold course in other ways.

For example, you could become injured due to:

  • Being struck with a golf club
  • Faulty equipment
  • Incidents involving golf carts
  • Slips, trips and falls (either in the clubhouse or on the course)
  • Illness such as food poisoning after dining at on-site facilities

In order to make a successful claim for a golf course injury, you need to establish that you were injured as a result of someone breaching their duty of care towards you. For instance, all of the golfers on the course have a duty of care to one another. Additionally, those in charge of the golf course/club also owe their members and guests a duty of care.

If you have any questions about which golfing accidents you could claim for, get in touch with our advisors today. They can answer questions such as, ‘do the owners of a golf course have liability for errant balls?’ and potentially connect you with one of our expert solicitors.

Liability For Golf Course Accidents

In this section of our golf course accident claims guide, we look at the golf club duty of care the club has towards its members and also visiting public. To answer the question, Does golf club membership include insurance? The answer is generally, no, it does not. Some clubs may offer golf insurance as an extra, on top of membership fees. However, this will only be public liability insurance in case you damage the property of a third party.

The golf club itself must comply with all health and safety directives that relate to both the hospitality sector and also the leisure activity sector. If the golf club doesn’t comply fully, and this leads to a visitor to the golf club being injured, they could be liable to pay compensation.

To find out whether you have a valid reason to make a claim against your golf club, explain your accident to our claims team, they will tell you whether you have a potential claim or not.

Faulty Golfing Equipment Accident Claims

Many golf clubs offer visitors rental of golfing equipment, which could lead to a golf course claim if the equipment is faulty.

Additionally, the hire of golf carts or golf buggies is often available and, at some golf courses, compulsory. When this equipment is not maintained to a safe level, it can result in an accident or injury to the person using it (or driving it in the case of a golf buggy). If it can be proven that faulty equipment was to blame, then a personal injury solicitor could be able to process a compensation claim for the victim.

How To Start A Golf Course Accident Claim

Starting your golf course accident claims is very straightforward. First of all, if you have been the victim of an accident at a golf course, there are some things you can do before starting your claim, such as:

  • Take photographs or videos of the scene and the cause of the accident.
  • Gather the contact details of any witnesses.
  • Visit the hospital to have your injuries treated, even if they appear trivial in nature.
  • Keep a record of any financial or other losses you suffer due to the accident or your injuries.

Once you have taken action such as this, it is time to move on to making your claim. Follow these three simple steps to get the help you need.

  1. Call our claims team and have your questions answered.
  2. Discuss your claim with one of our claim advisors, who will evaluate it for you.
  3. If your claim appears valid, a solicitor will begin processing it for you.

Golf Course Accident Claim Payouts

You might be able to track down some form of an online tool or golf course accident claim calculator that can estimate how much compensation you could be able to claim for your injuries. Also, the table below shows the ranges of compensation for different kinds of injuries.

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What Type of Injury? How Severe Was It? Possible Compensation Information
Injured hand Minor to moderate Up to £13,280 In this category, we would include all injuries that will health within 6 months. Generally, this will be skin and flesh injuries such as cuts and burns, as well as minor soft tissue injuries, as well is some minor fractures.
Moderate to serious Up to £61,910 All injuries that fall short of full amputation, and will take more than 6 months to heal. Dislocations, complex fractures, serious sprains, strains and other STI for example. In extreme cases, the victim will be left with some level of disability.
Amputation Up to £201,490 From amputation of just one hand, to the loss of both hands.
Injured wrist Minor to severe Up to £59,860 In this category, we would include all injuries that will health within 6 months. Generally, this will be skin and flesh injuries such as cuts and burns, as well as minor soft tissue injuries, as well is some minor fractures.
Injured finger Minor to severe Up to £85,170 Up to £90,750
Injured thumb Minor to severe Up to £54,830 Ranging from simple lacerations, burns, etc. through dislocations, soft tissue injuries such as sprains and strains, as well as fractures of all kinds, to complete loss of one or both thumbs.
Injured toe Moderate to severe Up to £56,080 Ranging from simple lacerations, burns, etc. through dislocations, soft tissue injuries such as sprains and strains, as well as fractures of all kinds, to complete loss of one or more toes.
Injured ankle Minor to very severe Up to £69,700 Here, injuries would range upwards in severity from cuts, bruises, lacerations, etc. through dislocations and soft-tissue injuries such as sprains and strains, also fractures, to loss of use of one or both ankles.
Injured foot Minor to moderate Up to £24,990 In this category, we would include all injuries that will health within 6 months. Generally, this will be skin and flesh injuries such as cuts and burns, as well as minor soft tissue injuries, as well is some minor fractures.
Moderate to very severe Up to £109,650 All injuries that fall short of full amputation, and will take more than 6 months to heal. Dislocations, complex fractures, serious sprains, strains and other STI for example. In extreme cases, the victim will be left with some level of disability.
Amputation Up to £201,490 From amputation of just one foot, to the loss of both feet.

For a much more accurate estimate of the level of compensation that you may be able to claim, our claims team will be able to arrange for a solicitor to value it for you.

Claiming Special Damages For A Golf Course Accident

Special damages could also form part of your golf course accident compensation award. This head of claim is designed to compensate you for any monetary losses or out-of-pocket expenses caused by your personal injuries. Providing evidence of these financial losses could help support your claim for special damages, such as bank statements and payslips.

Some examples of the financial losses that could be compensated for in golf course negligence cases include:

  • A loss of earnings stemming from taking time off work to recover from your injuries.
  • Prescription fees resulting from paying for medication to alleviate symptoms of your injuries.
  • Travel fees incurred from travelling to and from hospital to get treatment for your injuries.

Our expert accident claims solicitors could assess your claim to determine the value of your potential settlement. Get in touch at any time to find out how to be connected.

No Win No Fee Golf Course Accident Claims

We can offer you a solicitor who will work under a No Win No Fee agreement to process a golf course accident claim for you. This will mean that the monetary risks of making a claim have been somewhat mitigated. The fee structure works like this:

  1. You will not have to pay the solicitor upfront to start working on your claim.
  2. You will not have to pay the solicitor during the time it takes for them to process your claim for you.
  3. You will not have to pay the solicitor if they fail to secure you any compensation at all.
  4. You will need to pay your solicitor once they have received a compensation payment for you. The pre-agreed fee will be automatically deducted from the money received.
golf course accident claims

golf course accident claims

If you have any questions about how a No Win No Fee claim works, or you are ready to begin your claim right now, please speak to one of our claim advisors, who will help you further.

We can provide you with an accident and injury solicitor that could be able to process a golf course accident claim successfully. All you need to do to get your claim started. Is to contact one of our claim advisors on 0800 073 8801.

Essential Resources Relating To Golf Course Accident Claims

These external links contain information that might be useful to you:

Health And Safety For Leisure Activities

Health And Safety In The Hospitality Sector

NHS Information About Head Injuries And Concussion

These additional guides could also be helpful:

How To Claim For A Head Injury

Claiming For A Food Allergy

Shoulder Injury Claims

Thank you for reading our guide on golf course accident claims.