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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 claim

    Paintballing is a game that is generally safe to play, however there is the chance of injury and so you may need to make a paintballing accident claim.  If you have suffered an injury that is the result of the reckless actions of others or because you have hired equipment that is faulty, then is it advisable to enquire into the possibility of making a personal injury claim. If your accident has occurred within the past three years and you have had to receive medical attention for your injuries, then you are in a strong position to receive personal compensation for your claim.

    There is a range of rules that should be followed when taking part in paintballing, but in some cases adherence to the rules will not prevent injury. When paintballing there is most likely a ‘dead zone’, this is the area where people go when they have been hit and eliminated from the game.

    The dead zone is supposed to be a safe area for people to rest when they are out of the game, but there have been cases where someone has removed their mask in the dead zone and been hit by stray paintballs.

    Good, safe fun

    If you have been the victim of an unfortunate accident while paintballing, Accident Advice Helpline can offer you the advice you need to make a successful claim for compensation. By contacting us via our 24/7 free helpline you can talk to a member of our highly trained team of advisors, who will be able to offer advice and help regarding making a claim for your injuries. In order to contact us phone free on 0800 689 0500 and discover the options you have as a victim of an accidental injury.

    In order to help the claim process run smoothly there are a few steps that you can take following your injury to ensure that the correct evidence is collected to make your claim viable. If you are injured on the field then try to reach a safe zone as soon as possible and inform the staff at the paintball park that you have had an accident. If the accident was down to faulty equipment, then take a photograph of your injury and of the offending item that shows its defects. If, however, the accident is down to the negligent actions of another (such as recklessly firing into the dead zone) then take photographs of your injuries and the surroundings in which you received the injury.

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    Instantly request medical attention as the records produced by medical treatment will serve as evidence in the claim process. To find out more about the claim process and your rights Accident Advice Helpline can help. As mentioned previously we can be contacted via our free telephone helpline, but if you are calling from a mobile then phoning 0333 500 0992 will put you in touch with the correct department. All claims undertaken by our team of in-house solicitors are done so on a no win, no fee* basis.

    Date Published: November 30, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Other sporting accident claims

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.