If you have been injured in an accident while playing rounders and you believe that it was due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to make a rounders accident claim and receive compensation for your injury. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping accident victims navigate their way through the sometimes daunting world of personal injury law for almost 15 years; give us a call on our free 24-hour helpline today, and let us help you determine whether or not you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injury.
Playing sport is fun, healthy, and a great way to meet new people as well as build on existing relationships. However, like any physical activity, the risk of accidents is always there. This risk can be made worse when the facilitators of a match or event fail to follow the correct procedures to ensure the safety of the participants.
Rounders is a physically demanding sport which involves a lot of running and sprinting, as well as almost solid balls travelling at high velocity as players try to hit or catch them – all of which can contribute to severe accidents and injuries if the proper precautions are not taken.
Health and safety responsibilities
It is the responsibility of the individual rounders player to ensure that they feel safe when taking part in a match, and an accident claim can only be made if a third party is at fault. The club or centre facilitating the match should have the proper equipment and facilities to ensure player safety along with the bats and balls needed to play; these include a well-maintained playing surface as well as appropriate safety equipment including helmets, gloves, and pads – all of which should be in good condition and readily available to those who wish to use them. Should any of the equipment or facilities provided by a facilitator, club, or other third party be faulty or defective and you are injured as a result of this, you may be able to make an accident claim and receive compensation for your injury.
If you are injured playing sport it is absolutely vital that you receive the best treatment available as soon as possible. Most professional sports clubs employ a qualified sports therapist or other medical staff to administer emergency aid in the immediate aftermath of the accident, after which you should go to a doctor or hospital for further examination and tests. In the case of more severe injuries, weeks or even months of work with a qualified sports therapist may be necessary to ensure that your body recovers properly and that you can return to full health and fitness in the shortest time possible.
Compensation awarded after an accident can be used to cover any medical bills that you might have incurred in the course of your treatment, including the cost of a private physiotherapist. Although physiotherapy is available on the NHS, there is usually a long waiting list and it is often difficult to know when you will start your treatment and for how long it will continue.
If you sustained a sporting injury that wasn’t your fault, you may well be entitled to compensation. Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and let us help you decide on the best way forward.
Date Published: October 18, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Sports Injury Compensation