Running is an incredibly healthy and rewarding pastime. The risk of experiencing common accidents while on your daily run is, however, never far away.
Common accidents while on your daily run
Some of the most common accidents while on your daily run include slips, trips and falls.
Injuries by slipping on wet or greasy road surfaces are as likely to happen as injuries by tripping and falling over kerbs, potholes or uneven ground.
Then, of course, there is the risk of being hit by a vehicle when running along roads.
Lack of preparation, poor running techniques or taking on too much for your level of experience could also result in sprains and strains.
Preventing common accidents while on your daily run
In order to prevent injuries by slipping, tripping or falling, it is important to wear the right footwear for the type of running you are doing, whether that be road, track or cross-country.
Minding your step is obviously equally important, as is being careful when running along busy roads.
Strains and sprains can be avoided by warming up before your run; adopting the correct running techniques and always building your running regime up slowly, rather than going too far too soon.
Unfortunately, it is not always possible to prevent these common accidents while on your daily run. Running accidents involving vehicles can be caused by other road users, for instance, or poor road conditions, may cause you to trip and fall.
If this happened to you and you were injured in an accident while running for which someone else was responsible, you may be able to claim for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
We have a nationwide team of highly skilled in-house injury solicitors with over 15 years of experience in helping people injured in no-fault accidents get the compensation due to them.
Able to conduct most of the processes involved in making a personal injury claim over the phone, and often managing to achieve successful settlements without the need to go to court, our lawyers will support you throughout your claim on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
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To get helpful advice on when and how to claim, confirm your eligibility to claim, and have one of our claim specialists assigned to your case, call us now on freephone number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice