There are a number of different injuries that can occur while playing badminton some of which will happen simply because of an accident. However, others might be due to someone else’s negligence, and you could be entitled to make a badminton accident claim.
The main badminton injuries
If you’ve suffered an injury and you want to make a badminton accident claim, Accident Advice Helpline can help. There are a number of injuries that are common for badminton players. These can sometimes be alleviated by medication or physiotherapy and it may be necessary to have a period of counselling if the injury is particularly severe and traumatic.
This is the most common type of injury for badminton players. It often stems from quick directional changes, which causes ligament and tissue damage within the ankle area. The best way to reduce the damage caused by a sprained ankle is to follow the advice of rest, ice, compression and elevation. Physiotherapy can also improve the situation and will help regain long-term strength and flexibility.
Achilles tendon injuries
Difficulties with the Achilles tendon are also a frequent problem for badminton players. In these cases, the area around the tendon will be painful. These types of injuries are often a gradual process rather than occurring from a single event. In general, rest is the best option to enable the damage to repair itself.
Gripping the racquet in badminton for long periods can cause this injury. This results in the tendons in the forearm becoming inflamed. Recommended treatment for this injury is usually to apply ice to the affected area and to rest to reduce the symptoms. If this is a long-term problem, strengthening exercises should be carried out under the supervision of a physiotherapist.
Making a badminton accident claim
When you suffer from an injury in badminton, especially if it wasn’t your fault, then it can be a traumatic experience. You might be prevented from playing the sport for a prolonged period and, in some cases, you might never be able to play again.
If you think that you have a case to make a badminton accident claim, then you should take Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second test. This is available on our homepage and will tell you how much you may be able to claim.
In addition to seeking medical help with your physical injuries, you might benefit from counselling sessions to help you deal with the situation. Some of the costs of your treatment might be recoverable through the claims process.
To discuss your case in more detail, call our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993.
We are a specialist personal injury law firm who can take all the hassle out of making a badminton accident claim and help you get the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: July 11, 2015
Author: David Brown