Fast, furious and involving players throwing several rubber, foam or cloth balls at each other, dodgeball inherently carries a risk of accidental injuries. Playing dodgeball in a playground further adds to these risks.
Inherent risks of dodgeball
Some of the most common injuries associated with dodgeball include:
- Whiplash, or neck strain, caused by balls striking the head or neck and forcing them to suddenly snap backwards, forwards or sideways
- Rotator cuff injuries due to repetitive throwing actions
- Finger sprains or strains due to balls hitting fingers or jamming fingers when trying to catch balls
Concussions, knee injuries and ankle sprains are also fairly common dodgeball injuries, as is elbow pain. Occasionally, players have also been known to sustain injuries to the eyes.
Playing dodgeball in a playground
When playing dodgeball in a playground, these risks are added to by the risk of players:
- Dodging into playground equipment (swings, slides, etc.)
- Tripping over equipment, uneven ground, debris or potholes
Trips, slips and falls while playing dodgeball in a playground can cause injuries including, for example:
- Cuts, bruises or grazes; sprains, strains or broken bones
- Back, neck or head injuries, including concussions
Collisions with playground equipment may cause similar injuries.
Injured while playing dodgeball
If you sustained a dodgeball injury in the past three years, you could be entitled to make a dodgeball injury claim if your injury was caused by:
- Another player throwing a ball badly, recklessly or deliberately malicious
- An unsafe playing environment (i.e. potholes or debris in a playground)
The first step towards making successful dodgeball injury claims is to get professional dodgeball accident advice.
Accident Advice Helpline
Boasting over 16 years’ experience in handling dodgeball accident claims, we have the necessary skills and knowledge to provide you with expert dodgeball injury advice and:
- Assist you in gathering evidence necessary to support your claim
- Handle most claim processes almost entirely over the phone
- Bring your claim to a conclusion quickly
In many cases, our in-house solicitors can avoid claimants having to attend court proceedings by negotiating out-of-court settlements. There is, however, no guarantee that this will be possible in your case, as circumstances vary between cases.
To get no-obligation expert compensation advice and 100% no-win, no-fee legal representation by one of our specialist in-house injury solicitors, call our confidential freephone advice line today. The number to call from your mobile is 0333 500 0993. If calling from a UK landline, dial 0800 689 0500 instead.
Date Published: May 9, 2017
Author: Accident Advice