There is always a risk of experiencing slips, trips and falls when you’re out and about, however, when you are an inline skating enthusiast, the risk of a public accident increases somewhat.
Not only a popular form of exercise, inline skating is enjoyed as a hobby. The two to five wheeled skates allow users to blade at a higher speed than roller skates.
Higher speeds inevitably lead to a greater number of sporting accidents. As the inline skating is now both a casual pursuit and a competitive sport, with the activity’s popularity increasing, the personal injuries sustained vary in severity and are on the rise.
Common inline skating accidents and injuries
According to a recent report by Stop Sport Injuries, ‘Most inline skating injuries are musculoskeletal in nature, including fractures and sprains. The wrist is the most frequently injured body part, making up 37 percent of all injuries, and two-thirds of wrist injuries are fractures. Head injuries comprise about five percent of inline skating injuries.’
Preventing sport-related accidents and injuries
The report also found that due to the nature of the sport, slips, trips and falls are common and are the cause of many inline skating injuries. The organisation advises that public accidents can be prevented and sporting injuries minimised by wearing protective guards and taking lessons in inline skating before trying out your wheels solo.
Be aware of your capabilities and do not attempt to use five-wheel skates before you are ready. Beginners should start with three or four-wheeled skates, with the hope of progressing to a more high-performance skate.
Stop Sport Injury also advises that while head injuries are not as common, inline skaters should wear a helmet while participating in the sport.
Accident Advice Helpline
When you take part in active pursuits, sporting accidents do happen and often cannot be avoided, however, if you believe that you have sustained a sport-related injury that wasn’t your fault, you may want to claim personal injury compensation.
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Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice