Water polo is a game in which there are two teams and the purpose of it is to score goals against your opponent as you would in football. It is not as popular sport as football but still loved and watched by many. However, like any sport, accidents do occur in water polo even though you are protected to some extent by the water. One of the more common accidents to occur are slips, trips and falls.
How do slips, trips and falls happen in water polo?
It probably seems strange to think about tripping in water when as a human your body is quite buoyant. However, it is still quite simple to sustain a slip injury should you lose your footing whilst jumping for the ball. Another cause of a slip, trip or fall within the sport is when you collide with another player causing yourself and perhaps the other person to fall.
It may not seem a particularly bad thing falling in water as you don’t often hit your head. However, if you are near the side of the pool or near to another player you could collide with that and the slip, trip or fall injury could be nasty, especially if you end up inhaling water if you become submerged.
How to prevent a slip, trip or fall injury?
In a sport it is often difficult to avoid an injury such as a slip, trip or fall because you are often moving quickly and focussed on the game. The best way of avoiding a slip, trip or fall injury is to be aware of the players around you and also avoid going too close the edge of the pool if possible. This will mean if you do have a slip, trip or fall it should not cause much damage.
If you have had a slip, trip or fall within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which specialises in accident claims. They will make the process as easy and stress free as possible and many clients are able to settle their claim without the need to go to court.
Speak to Accident Advice Helpline today to see if they could help you by calling their 24-hour helpline or take the simple 30-second compensation calculator to find out how much you could potentially be eligible for.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice