Written by Mel James on 07/12/2014
Club Insurance – liability risks
A mock trial took place at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in February 2014 for an Injury Claim against a sports club.
The “claimant” was a student that helped out the village cricket team by grass cutting the outfield for them. His only remuneration for this was some snacks and drinks. He was unfortunately struck on the head by a cricket ball, which had passed through a gap in the training nets. His claim was for missing a year’s study plus help from his mother and medications, a total of £13,308.
The lesson from the trial is to make sure that your club needs are fully covered by adequate insurance and that you adopt and practise a regular risk assessment for your club activities.
For full details of the “trial” refer to the Info section of website.