If you play squash regularly, or you have done so occasionally in the past, you will know that a squash court is rather different from many other courts used for various ball games. Instead of standing opposite your opponent, you will stand next to them to begin with. As the game begins, you might end up moving around the court and losing track of where your opponent is standing as you play. It is one of the things that makes squash such a fast and exciting game.
The fast-paced nature of squash makes it even more important that the court itself is safe to play on. The owners of whichever sports centre you attend to play squash have a duty of care to ensure the courts are safe at all times. They should be cleaned regularly but the surface should be dry before people are allowed to play on it.
How dangerous can a squash court be?
While there is a possibility of getting squash court accident compensation when something goes wrong, this is actually quite a rarity. Most owners of squash courts or sports centres do everything they can to ensure their facilities are always safe and effective to use.
A slippery court surface could mean one or both players end up slipping or falling over and hurting themselves as a result. This could reasonably have been avoided if someone had taken the time to make sure the court surface was clean and dry before play was allowed to begin.
Slips, trips and falls
These are possible to experience in a wide variety of situations. However, you could find you are also at risk of injury if you are in the areas around the squash court as well as in the court itself. For instance, the steps leading to the court could be wet or uneven, either of which could lead to a fall. If someone leaves a bag or some rubbish in the court or nearby, this might also potentially lead to an accident.
Accident Advice Helpline is in position to see whether squash court accident compensation could be a possibility for you. If you call us on 0800 689 0500 as soon as you can, you can get the no-obligation advice you really need in a situation like this. See whether your injuries warrant a payout for you soon.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead