Playing golf is a very popular hobby among men and women of all ages and although most people enjoy a round out on the course without any issues, golfers do face a risk of injury. Whether you’re a keen beginner or an amateur with a handicap to rival the professionals, it’s well worth bearing some simple health and safety tips in mind to help prevent injuries caused by overuse, failing to warm up properly and accidents, such as and slips, trips and falls.
What are the most common golfing injuries?
The most common types of injuries among golfers include:
- strains and sprains
- golf elbow
- lower back pain
- shoulder pain
- shoulder injuries, including frozen shoulder, bursitis and impingement syndrome
Injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, from walking on slippery surfaces, such as soaked greens and wet paths, to road accidents involving golf carts. One of the most common causes of injury is failing to warm up properly, which places strain and pressure on the muscles and may result in tears and strains.
Staying safe on the greens
If you’re eager to avoid injuries in a public place, like a golf course, here are some simple steps to follow:
- wear suitable footwear
- use the right equipment
- always warm up before you begin
- take extra care when it’s raining, icy or frosty, as the weather often increases the risk of slip and trip injuries
- watch out for other people and listen out for calls to duck when wayward balls may be flying your way
If you’ve been injured on the golf course or you’ve suffered a slip in a public place and you were not to blame, call Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about making a no win no fee* claim for public liability compensation. Accident Advice Helpline was established in 2000 and has since gained an excellent reputation based on professionalism and reliability. Our firm is endorsed by Dame Esther Rantzen and our team of personal injury lawyers has extensive experience in handling personal injury claims. The majority of clients never attend court.
If you would like to find out if you are an eligible candidate for a compensation payout following a public place accident, why not give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or visit our website and take the quick and easy 30-second eligibility test?
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice