Enjoying water sports helps to keep you fit and healthy. Water sports are particularly enjoyable during the fine weather months of the year. However, anyone who enjoys sports and regular exercise is at added risk of injury.
There are many different injuries you could sustain from a water sports accident. Indeed, many different variables come into play when it comes to accidents you could have whilst you are enjoying water sports.
There are several different water sports and many different potential accidents that could occur with each of them. Then you have to take into account that we are all different shapes and sizes. In truth, no two accidents are ever identical, not even those that appear to be very similar at first glance.
Injuries you could sustain from a water sports accident
That being said, some injuries you could sustain from a water sports accidents are more typical than others. For example, knee, wrist and shoulder injuries tend to be very common among people who enjoy water sports. Many of the injuries associated with water sports are caused by overuse of these parts of the body.
It is rare for people to become seriously injured from partaking in water sports. However, some seriously extreme water sports are now considered trendy. One example of this would be wakeboarding.
Wakeboarding basically involves the performance of acrobatics on a short, stubby surfboard that is being towed at the rear of a motorboat. As you can imagine, serious head and neck injuries can occur while partaking in this particular water sport.
When to seek legal assistance
If you were to blame for the water sports accident that caused your injuries then your only option is to take it on the chin. Hopefully, you will learn from the experience and be a little more careful in future.
If you believe someone else may to blame for the injuries you suffered while playing water sports, then you may have a compensation claim. In order for your claim to be valid the following must be true:
- The accident which caused the injuries must have occurred at some point within the past three years.
- You must have received medical attention for the injuries when they happened.
- Your solicitor must be able to demonstrate that you were not to blame for the accident which caused your injuries.
We’d love to help you
We are Accident Advice Helpline, a well-known personal injury law firm that operates throughout the United Kingdom. Our knowledgeable and experienced in-house solicitors have been helping people win compensation claims since 2000. They provide their services on a no-win, no-fee* basis so that everybody who wants to can proceed with a claim without financial stress.
To find out more about your personal injury claim, please give one of our pleasant and professional advisors a call. You can talk to an advisor free on the landline number 0800 689 0500. You can also your mobile to call 0333 500 0993.
Category: Water sports accident claims