Volleyball has been increasing in popularity over the past few years, and, while the sport is generally regarded as a comparatively safe one, injury rates have naturally also risen, with both over-use and traumatic injuries occurring.
- Common volleyball injuries
Finger injuries are particularly common and may involve dislocations, fractures and/or ligament/tendon tears, these accidental injuries are predominantly sustained during blocking, digging and setting activities.
- Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
Particularly important when requiring additional power in shoulder movements during serves and spiking, rotator cuff muscles can easily become fatigued or irritated with over-use.
- Other sporting injuries
Ankle sprains, patellar tendonitis (an inflammation of the connecting tendon between the kneecap and the shin bone); ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) injuries and lower back pain are also fairly common injuries to volleyball players.
- Slips, trips and falls
Then, of course, there is the risk of being injured by tripping, slipping or falling on or off the court. Changing rooms, shower and wash facilities and toilets in particular are often the scenes of injuries by slipping on wet surfaces. Other players’ kit bags and other trip hazards may also result in trip injuries. Spectators may also be at risk of such injuries.
If you suffered an accidental injury while playing or watching volleyball, you may qualify for personal injury compensation. To qualify, you must have sustained the injury no longer than three years ago, and the incident causing your injury must have been caused by someone else.
Where to start
In the first instance, it is usually best to first of all confirm that you are indeed entitled to claim for compensation. This is easily done by calling the helpline (a 24/7 free-phone number) provided by Accident Advice Helpline or by filling in the compensation calculator on this law firm’s website. The helpline advisers are experienced, helpful and friendly, and your call will be treated in strict confidence.
Claiming for compensation
After confirmation that you are eligible to claim, you will be offered the services of one of the company’s legal team members. These highly trained, experienced lawyers specialise in compensation claims and will be able to secure the compensation you are entitled to effectively and efficiently. Working under conditional fee agreements, they often deal with most of the necessary processes via the telephone. Often, they manage to settle claims without the need to go to court. This can, however, never be guaranteed, as claim circumstances typically vary significantly.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice