Paintball has become a very popular way of entertainment in the UK,however its reputation has been marred with false claims about how easily is to get injured. Contrary to popular belief paintball is indeed a very safe sport, for example only one in every three hundred eighty players suffers an injury that requires a hospital trip. Popular sports such as football or tennis usually require to make an awkward movement, however this is rarely the case in paintball.
Almost 90% of all paintball injuries are eye related, these injuries could have been easily avoided by wearing a protective mask. It is important that the mask covers both ears as hits to the ears can have long lasting consequences.
There is also a dangerous trend of people who freeze their paintballs, it is very important to report these incidents as frozen paintballs can cause serious injuries.