Volleyball is a popular game for all ages and a great way to stay fit and socialise with your teammates. Injuries in the sport are thankfully quite rare, but suffering a sprained ankle in volleyball is actually one of the more common injuries a player may experience. However, there is a difference between a sprained ankle which was simply an accident and could not have been avoided, and a sprained ankle which was caused by negligence of some kind. Let’s see how such accidents can happen, and whether compensation is possible.
How did you suffer a sprained ankle in volleyball?
People often fall over and hurt themselves slightly in volleyball; this is simply part of the game and cannot be avoided. But what if you tripped over on some training equipment which was left too close to the side of the court? Or perhaps the people who maintain the volleyball court had recently polished it, and allowed players to use it before it was safe. Apart from the ball there is really only one piece of equipment in volleyball – the net – but if this was incorrectly installed and caused a tripping hazard, this could be another way to suffer an avoidable sprained ankle in volleyball.
Health and safety in sports
Health and safety is not just something which applies to workplaces and building sites. Any venue open to the public or employees needs to be properly risk-assessed to make sure accidents do not happen. Failure to do so can cause injuries of varying severity including sprains, broken bones, facial and head injuries. If you think your sprained ankle in volleyball was caused by a lack of health and safety at a leisure centre, training facility, college or school for example, you may be able to make a claim compensation to make up for your injury, inconvenience and possible loss of income.
How can we help you?
Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience helping people claim compensation for accidents that were not their own fault. You can call us for free on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to discuss your injury and how your sprained ankle in volleyball was caused. With our expertise in the field, we will be able to tell you if a compensation claim is right for you, and if it is we will be able to represent you on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Date Published: March 11, 2017
Author: Rob Steen