Most badminton accidents involve overuse injuries. However, if you suffer an injury which was not your fault you may be eligible for compensation.
Common badminton accidents
Requiring explosive power for wrist flicks, jumps, lunges and rapid direction changes, badminton puts a great deal of stress on ligaments, muscles and tissues. This stress can easily lead to injuries. The most common badminton injuries are sprained ankles, Achilles tendonitis and tennis elbow. Rotator cuff injuries and patella (kneecap) tendonitis are also quite common.
Other badminton accidents
In addition to the risk of sustaining overuse injuries, players may also be injured by slips, trips or falls. Slip, trip and fall injuries may range from minor bruises, grazes or cuts to sprains, broken limbs and back injuries. Depending on circumstances, players may also sustain serious head, neck or spinal injuries. Defective racquets may also cause injuries to players’ hands or other parts of the body if, for example, they disintegrate during play and players are hit by flying racquet parts.
No fault badminton accidents
If you were injured by a badminton accident, slip, trip or fall caused by another person or a defective racquet during the past three years, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation.
How to claim
To make a successful claim, you should:
- Get your injury diagnosed and treated as soon after it occurred as possible. Apart from ensuring that it is properly diagnosed and treated immediately, this also ensures it is reported within your medical record (which will be required to support a personal injury claim).
- Gather other supporting evidence to support your claim
- Call our freephone helpline to get compensation advice, confirm your claim eligibility and enlist the assistance of one of our in-house solicitors
Supporting evidence may include:
- Photographs (of your injury, the defective racquet or slip. trip or fall hazard, etc.)
- Statements by other players/witnesses (which must include their names and up-to-date contact details)
If your injury caused you any expenses (i.e. medical bills, transport or care costs) or loss of earnings, you should also keep relevant receipts, pay slips and/or bank statements.
Accident Advice Helpline
We are a law firm, not a claims management company. This means your claim will be dealt with:
- Quickly and efficiently by in-house solicitors with more than 15 years’ worth of experience in handling claims like yours.
- On a no-win, no-fee* basis, so you do not have to worry about the financial implications of claiming. Any legal fees and other costs incurred will be covered by a percentage deducted from your compensation.
To learn more, call us from your mobile: 0333 500 0993 or landline: 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: March 8, 2017
Author: Accident Advice