Rounders is a popular sport played at schools and sports clubs across the country, and it’s not entirely dissimilar to baseball. Whilst most games of rounders go without a hitch, there’s always the possibility that you could be injured, just as with any sport. When playing sports, we accept some level of risk, and most of us don’t spend much time thinking about our personal safety. But perhaps we should, as it’s possible to sustain serious injuries whilst playing rounders.
It may be that you were injured in an accident and nobody was to blame. But equally, if you have been hurt and you think that somebody else was at fault, you may wish to seek rounders injury advice from a personal injury lawyer, to see if you could be eligible to claim personal injury compensation after your accident.
How could you be injured playing rounders?
Most of us don’t think of rounders as the most dangerous game out there, and for the most part, we’d be right. But there are risks associated with playing a game of rounders. You’re sprinting at high speed, which could put you at risk of colliding with another player, or a slip, trip or fall. There is also the risk of being hit by a solid, heavy ball which is travelling quickly through the air. You don’t even have to be playing rounders to be injured – you could be hit in the face by the ball if you are a spectator.
Then there’s the risk of injuries caused by bats – for example, if the bat you are using is faulty and the paddle end flies off the handle, this could strike somebody, causing serious injuries. The injuries sustained during a game of rounders could range from minor to serious, and the treatment you will need will obviously depend on how serious your injuries are.
Why might you need rounders injury advice?
You may need to seek rounders injury advice if you can answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:
- Did you sustain injuries in an accident caused whilst playing rounders (or as a spectator)?
- Was your accident caused by somebody else?
- Did you seek medical attention for your injuries?
- Did your accident happen in the last three years?
It’s important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible after your accident, as in order to make a personal injury claim, Accident Advice Helpline will need to see evidence of your medical treatment, usually in the form of a report from your doctor.
How were you injured?
Injuries sustained in rounders may require treatment by a doctor or at hospital, or you may be sent home to rest and recover. Here are a few examples of the most common injuries we have offered rounders injury advice for over the past 16 years and more:
- Slip, trip and fall injuries such as a sprained ankle, broken wrist, concussion or cuts and bruises
- Injuries suffered after being hit by the ball such as facial fractures, lacerations, bruises, eye injuries or lost teeth
- Other injuries such as head and neck injuries, back injuries, broken bones, dislocations and strains and sprains
For most injuries, you may need some form of medical treatment. If you have suffered a broken bone or a tendon or ligament injury, you may need physiotherapy. Whilst treatment is normally provided for free on the NHS, you may find you need to pay for private treatment or meet the cost of prescription medication, travel to medical appointments and so on. When you contact Accident Advice Helpline for rounders injury advice, we’ll take these expenses into account, and if your claim is successful, you could be reimbursed for the cost of medical treatment and any other expenses you’ve incurred as a result of your injuries.
Claiming for loss of earnings
Rounders injuries such as broken bones or head injuries may mean taking time off work to recover, either in hospital or at home. If this has happened to you then you may be struggling financially, as you won’t be receiving your full salary whilst you’re off work. You may receive statutory sick pay, which can go some way towards helping you out when you’re off sick, but the best thing to do is to seek rounders injury advice from a personal injury lawyer. You could find you are eligible to claim compensation for loss of earnings, as well as claiming for your pain and suffering, which can give you one less thing to worry about whilst you’re on the mend.
Injured as a spectator
Every year, hundreds of people are injured whilst watching sports as a spectator, and if you have been hit by a rounders ball, you may have sustained some fairly serious injuries. It’s well worth seeking rounders injury advice, as claiming compensation for injuries sustained as a spectator doesn’t have to be any more complicated than claiming for injuries sustained whilst playing rounders. Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of members of the public who have been injured as spectators to claim the compensation they’re entitled to, and you could be surprised at the amount of compensation you could receive.
How much compensation will you get?
We wish we could tell you an exact figure for the amount of compensation you’re going to get if and when your claim is successful – but personal injury claims simply don’t work that way. Every claim is different, and so we handle each and every claim on an individual basis, taking into account a wide range of different factors including the severity of your injuries and the value of any losses you have suffered. For this reason, we’re not able to tell you exactly how much compensation you could get if your claim is successful; but you could always take the 30-second test on our website to find out.
Get in touch with us for rounders injury advice
If you’re in need of rounders injury advice after you or a family members has been injured, you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, charges may apply). Our team of expert advisors is on hand offering advice, in confidence, and there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim – in addition, we work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, so you have nothing to lose by getting in touch with us today.
Date Published: October 18, 2014
Author: David Brown