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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Paintballing accident advice

    Injuries in this popular pastime are not uncommon and we are occasionally asked for paint-balling accident advice. If you have been injured while paint-balling and it is the fault of another person’s negligent actions, or even a case of faulty equipment, then it is highly likely that by following up a successful personal injury claim you will be entitled to a compensation pay out. In order to make a successful claim as an adult the accident must have occurred in the past three years.

    Play safe

    Although paint-balling can be fun, there are rules and regulations that are designed to make the paint-balling experience a safe and pleasurable activity. One of the most obvious and important rules is that a mask must be worn at all times while the paint-balling action is in progress.

    The mask prevents the chance of serious injury such as blindness for the wearer and provides protection for the face and head. You should never go paint-balling without wearing a mask; studies have found that the majority of paintball injuries occur when someone has removed their mask at an inappropriate time.

    If you have had an accident that required medical treatment for the injuries caused while paint-balling then Accident Advice Helpline can help. Our highly trained advisers will be able to offer personalised advice pertaining to your individual circumstances and will help to clarify the steps of the personal injury claim process for you. When the claim has been initiated our team of in-house solicitors are able to commence with recouping the costs of treatment and other possible expenses associated with the injury, which will be carried out on a 100% no win, no fee basis.

    Close range shots are significantly more painful than shots from a distance of 20 feet or more, and when paint-balling it is customary to surrender if you are close to your captor. Rules such as the surrender rule are in place for the safety of the players, so it is strongly advised that you take heed when the rules for the game are explained or given to you to read. Barrel plugs are meant to be placed in the end of the barrel of the gun the instant anybody removes their mask. Attaching the barrel plug disables the gun from being accidentally (or purposely) fired when the action has died down.

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    Phone for help

    If you have any further questions or need paint-balling accident advice then Accident Advice Helpline are able to offer advice and support via our free 24-hour helpline.

    Our thoroughly trained advisers are there to offer their experience and by phoning 0800 689 0500 you will be able to find out what you need to know in order to initiate the personal injury claim process.

    Try to gather as much evidence as you can from your paint-balling accident as this will help our in-house solicitors to reclaim as much of the costs of the treatments as possible.

    Date Published: November 30, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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