Beach volleyball is basically a version of traditional volleyball that is played on a beach instead of another type of court. It doesn’t matter that the ball cannot bounce, since it is not meant to hit the floor anyway during play. If one team manages to land the ball on the floor on the opposite side of the net, this scores a point against the opposition.
While it is possible to enjoy some volleyball on the beach in an impromptu fashion, some beach volleyball games are organised by holiday companies or similar organisations. When this is the case, that company has a duty of care to make sure the beach used is in good condition. If this is not the case and someone is injured, that person has a good chance of making a compensation claim.
Circumstances in which you could claim beach volleyball accident compensation
Beach volleyball accident compensation may be paid out if you find yourself injured even when it was not your fault. For example, since this is played without shoes, you may tread on something sharp hidden in the sand. Glass can cause serious injuries, and if this is the case for you, you might be faced with financial issues as you get treatment and recover from your injuries.
The beach should always be checked prior to the game beginning. If there are safety issues with it – such as items buried in the sand that could cause serious injury as mentioned above – this may well lead to a successful claim to seek compensation for those injuries.
What should you do if you are hurt?
Make sure you get medical advice as soon as you are injured. Not only will this help prevent your injury from getting any worse, it will also help provide a record of what happened to you and when. This will act as evidence to help support your attempt to claim compensation for your beach volleyball accident.
You should also give the team at Accident Advice Helpline a call. Our number is 0800 689 0500 so it won’t cost you anything to get in touch. Furthermore you can see whether there is a chance to make a no win, no fee* claim to seek some compensation. This may cover financial losses that have occurred as a result of your accident, as well as compensation for your injuries.