Polo is something most people are familiar with. It’s played on horseback and each player has a mallet with a handle that allows them to hit the ball when it is on the ground. As such it requires a lot of skill – not just in riding a horse but in watching the ball and hitting it to the right place as well.
With eight people on the field during a game – four on one team and four on the opposing team – there is a lot to look out for. Many of the rules were created with the precise notion of keeping everybody as safe as possible, horses included. However, accidents can happen and they can be quite serious if or when they do.
Examples of injuries
Around two-thirds of those who suffer injuries while playing polo will sustain major injuries, according to research. When you consider the swinging mallets and the horses galloping around the field, it’s easy to see how dangerous it could potentially be to play this game.
As such it is only right that you should consider if polo injury compensation might be awarded to you if you have suffered injuries while playing. Evidence of negligence is essential to prove such a claim, which is why we would recommend you use a professional injury compensation lawyer to help handle your case. Things can always go wrong, but if someone else has injured you by not taking adequate care or not paying attention, this could mean you are entitled to a payout.
The level of polo injury compensation payable
This will vary according to your circumstances and how your injury (or injuries) happened. The more serious they are the more chance there is of receiving a potentially-higher payout. The amount may also vary depending on which parts of the body are affected by the injury. A fast recovery is obviously better than having long-term problems, but these aspects will also have an effect on any payout received.
This may all sound quite complex, which is why we would encourage you to call us at Accident Advice Helpline today. When you use our free enquiry line on 0800 689 0500, you can speak to someone about your potential claim. We provide no-obligation and completely confidential advice just when you really need it, so don’t delay – make a call to our friendly team today.
Date Published: November 5, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead