Third would sue a charity if injured

One in three Britons would try to sue a charity if they hurt themselves at a charity event or on charity premises, says a YouGov survey.

The research, commissioned by insurance firm Royal & Sun Alliance, found that claims from members of the public who trip or fall over at charity events are costing charities an average of £13,000 per claim.

Gary Johnson, charity development manager at R&SA, said: "The public will apportion blame whether it is against a voluntary sector body or not." Charities should assess "slip and trip hazards", he added.

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