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    Esther Rantzen

    Most common accidents whilst using virtual reality headsets


    More and more of us are experiencing gaming adventures via virtual reality, but the headsets we use to get our VR fix can actually be very dangerous indeed. Some accidents that could happen when you’re using a VR headset can include tripping over wires and breaking your TV. It’s vital that you take care when you are wearing virtual reality headsets.

    The dangers of virtual reality headsets

    A growing number of VR users are complaining about nausea. VR can leave users feeling sick and dizzy, so it is vital to take regular breaks. The fact that you can’t see anything around you when using VR headsets is also worrying. You could end up bouncing into other people and crashing into your television set. Many VR gaming experiences involve wandering around your space, swinging arms, ducking and various other motions that could lead to injuries. There’s also a big chance you could collide with pets and children. The wires involved with VR present obvious hazards. Users of VR headsets are advised to read instructions carefully and take frequent breaks. You should clear your space of hazards as much as you possibly can.

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we may be able to help you if you have sustained injuries whilst gaming and it wasn’t your fault. Maybe you were gaming in a public place and were given faulty facilities to use? Perhaps you came to harm after purchasing defective equipment? If you feel your accident was caused by someone else and you are ready to take action, talk to Accident Advice Helpline today. We have a great deal of experience when it comes to helping people claim for gaming accidents and you can find out how much you could be getting and whether you’re likely to have a case by taking our 30-second test online. Alternatively, skip the compensation calculator and give us a call to speak to an advisor directly.

    Contacting us

    Why wait any longer to get in touch? We can work closely alongside you to collect as much evidence as we need to make your case a success and you don’t need any money to start a claim. Call today on 0800 689 0500 on your landline or 0333 500 0993 if you’re using your mobile and have been hurt using virtual reality headsets or other gaming technology and it wasn’t your fault.

    Date Published: May 6, 2017

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