Martial arts is an umbrella term, which incorporates a broad spectrum of activities and disciplines. Popular examples include judo, karate, and taekwondo. There are many reasons why people learn martial arts. In some cases, they want to protect themselves and practice self-defence. In others, they want to learn new skills and compete. There are safety procedures in place to protect participants from injury. However, martial arts injuries are still relatively common.
The most common martial arts injuries
Martial arts involve most of the main joints and muscle groups, and the sequence of movements and sudden actions can take its toll on the body. Martial arts injuries can affect the whole body, and they range in severity from mild to serious. Here are some examples of the most common types of martial arts injuries:
- Ligament and tendon damage
- Cuts and grazes
- Broken bones
Many injuries result from quick movements and twisting. Contact with opponents can also cause harm. If you are struggling, it’s important to see a doctor so that they can administer treatment for your injuries.
Preventing martial arts injuries
When you’re playing any sport, it’s important to protect yourself from injury. Follow the rules, use the right equipment, and make sure your technique is right. When practising martial arts, you should ensure that you’re dressed appropriately and that you’re training or fighting in a purpose-built facility. If you’re taking part in a class, for example, the leader and the manager of the facility should ensure that the room meets safety criteria.
If you’ve been injured in a martial arts class or you’ve sustained injuries during combat, and you believe you weren’t at fault, you may be thinking about claiming personal injury compensation. Compensation is awarded in cases where an individual is adversely affected by another person’s negligence. If you answer ‘yes’ to the following questions, it’s worth giving Accident Advice Helpline a call:
- Have you been injured in the last 3 years?
- Was the accident somebody else’s fault?
- Did you seek medical advice at the time?
- Have you got evidence to support your compensation claim?
If you’d like to find out more about claiming compensation for a sports accident or you’ve been injured in a boxing fight, a martial arts class or a kickboxing bout, call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Our lines are open 24/7 and we work on a no-win, no-fee* basis. Our firm is endorsed by consumer rights champion, Dame Esther Rantzen.
Date Published: February 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice