Fencing always looks very dramatic and it can be great fun to try. Some people enjoy it so much they go for regular lessons so they can improve their skills. However, regardless of how often or how little you do it, you would never expect to sustain an injury that cuts your training short.
Although fencing involves two people challenging each other with a foil, épée or sabre (depending on the type of fencing undertaken) it is played according to rules. No one would specifically set out to hurt the other fencer. If you are injured because the other player was reckless and did not follow the rules of the game, you could have an argument to set out for fencing injury compensation.
Appropriate equipment and safe surroundings
Whenever you try fencing you should look for a centre that has good facilities. If the facility is unsafe – perhaps the flooring is uneven or wet, or there is some other preventable problem with it – it could increase the chances of an accident. Similarly you would expect to be taught how to fence properly. If this is not the case and you are taught by someone with little to no experience, you could be given the wrong instruction and could therefore, be hurt as a result.
Ideally you would need a professional injury compensation lawyer to help assess your injuries and the situation in which you sustained them. They will see if they can prove negligence was the cause of your injuries, whether on the part of the other fencer or on the part of the individuals who owned or maintained the premises in which you were hurt. If they can prove their case successfully, this is when fencing injury compensation is more likely to be paid out.
Could you make a claim if you have been hurt?
If your injury occurred within the last three years you have a chance to see whether compensation is a possibility. Fencing injury compensation amounts will vary depending on how serious your accident was and how bad the injury was, not to mention how long it affected you.
To learn more, why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline today? We operate a 24/7 free enquiry line you can call whenever you need to. That means you can call 0800 689 0500 at a time that suits you best.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead