Wakeboarding is a popular water sport, both with die-hard adrenaline junkies and holidaymakers who like to indulge in a little adventure while they are away.
In a nutshell, wakeboarding is a surface water sport developed from familiar activities such as waterskiing and surfing. It involves riding a wakeboard on a large body of water, in a similar vein to snowboarding.
Slips, falls and beyond: Wakeboarding injuries
When you take to the seas to participate in an adrenaline-packed pursuit such as wakeboarding, it is almost inevitable that water sport accidents will occur.
Even to the most experienced of wakeboarders, the power of the water and unpredictable nature of the ocean can cause an array of wakeboarding accident injuries.
From slips, trips and falls from the wakeboard to sprains and strains due to unusual pressure on ligaments, wakeboarding should be most definitely be enjoyed, but with caution.
Wakeboarding accident injuries, beginning with the most common, include:
- Sprains and strains to lower legs, ankle and feet
- Body lacerations, usually to the head and neck
- Sprains and strains to the upper body, including neck and shoulders
Who is to blame for your wakeboarding accident?
When you take part in activities such as wakeboarding and other water sports, whether in the UK or abroad, it is important that you receive sufficient guidance in the sport. This typically comes in the form of an induction or coaching lesson.
However you sustained your injury – from a slip, fall or other incident – if this occurred due to inadequate training in the pursuit, it may be that the water sports company are to blame for your accident.
When your health and safety is put in jeopardy by the pursuits company, you may have a case to claim for personal injury compensation for your sporting accident.
Accident Advice Helpline
With years of experience in dealing with personal injury claims, if you have experienced an accident and believe someone else is at fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Whether you were indulging in an afternoon of wakeboarding, or any other adrenaline-fuelled activity, Accident Advice Helpline’s specialist team will assess the specific details of your case and advise if it is likely to be successful.
Working on a no win no fee* basis, however your public accident occurred, Accident Advice Helpline’s legal team will fight your corner to ensure the best outcome for the harm you have suffered.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice