For some people the idea of using a springboard at the local swimming pool fills them with dread. Others, however, are not fazed by the idea of jumping off a board set far above the pool. While some might end up competing in this area, others simply enjoy the thrill of using a springboard.
Typically speaking, many people will be trained in how to use it so they can use it safely. While you may think injuries could potentially be caused by hitting the water incorrectly or hitting some part of your body as you go off the board, other injuries may occur if you abort a dive too.
How can springboard injuries happen?
Stress fractures are quite common if you abort a dive for some reason. This is why proper training in how to use it is so important. While most people won’t suffer any injuries, all would-be divers should be properly taught by experts so they are aware of how to move in the proper way.
If you are taught by an instructor who gives you incorrect or even dangerous advice, you may have a chance to claim springboard injury compensation as a result. In other cases this type of compensation has been granted to people who were injured as a result of a substandard diving board that caused them an injury of some kind. There is also a possibility that springboard injury compensation might be paid out if you can prove negligence in the manner that you were taught. If someone teaches you the wrong way to dive, this could raise the chances of you being injured.
How can you see whether you could claim?
Finding out about a potential claim could be a lot easier than you’d think. For starters you can call us at Accident Advice Helpline to benefit from our years of experience in dealing with all manner of claims. Calling 0800 689 0500 will put you through to our team of advisors, and you can speak to them to share what happened to you.
From this point we can see whether one of our team of experienced lawyers could take on your case. We work on a no win, no fee* basis so you can rest assured there is no danger of you being out of pocket if you should lose your case. Call us now to find out more.
Date Published: November 5, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead