To find the best airsofting accident advice after an accident, you can contact the personal injury specialists at Accident Advice Helpline. Established in 2000, our personal injury solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis and have wide-ranging, varied experience in advising those who have suffered an accident they did not cause themselves. Our success in helping thousands of people to make financial claims for compensation makes us an ideal choice when you are looking for expert accident advice.
Airsofting – what are the risks?
Airsofting is a sport that involves players shooting at each other with replica firearms, which fire small pellets, usually made from plastic. It can be compared with paintballing, with the main difference being that in airsofting, the ammunition does not leave a visible mark on the other person.
Airsofting is normally a perfectly safe activity. If you go to play on a course maintained by a private company, you will normally be handed your airsoft guns and ammunition, in addition to safety equipment such as goggles to protect your eyes. The most exposed area of your body is your eye, with the risk that a small plastic pellet could damage one of your eyeballs.
The main risks from airsofting are being injured by the ammunition, which may have been fired at you at point-blank range, or participating in an unsafe environment. The airsofting area, typically in an outdoors arena such as a wood, may have had obstacles posing risks to you, such as holes in the ground, low-hanging tree branches, or crumbling walls.
To check if you can make an airsofting accident claim, you can contact us on our free, 24-hour helpline. When you call, one of our friendly call advisors will go through the details of your accident with you. If we think you have a valid claim to make, we will then match you with one of our expert personal injury solicitors.
In order to progress your claim for financial compensation, one of the most important things to establish is who was to blame for your accident. You may have been injured because of another player’s reckless behaviour. Perhaps, in the heat of the game, someone fired at you when you had removed your safety equipment, or pushed you into a hole or a dangerous part of the course. If you were airsofting in the grounds of a private company, that airsofting company is legally bound to ensure your health and safety. If you were exposed to unnecessary risks because the airsofting environment was badly maintained, your case for compensation could be significantly strengthened.
How to contact us
To contact Accident Advice Helpline, you can call us on our free helpline, on 0800 180 4123. You can also go online to use our free claim calculator. The calculator can estimate what your claim could be worth. It asks a few short questions about your accident and takes less than a minute to use.
Date Published: November 30, 2014
Author: David Brown