Skateboarding is a sport enjoyed at all ages, from young children to adults. It’s a great way to have some fun outdoors, while also improving your core strength and balancing abilities.
As with learning any new skill, often you will have to try out new tricks a number of times before you fully master them. This can lead to a lot of trips, slips and falls, as well as more serious skateboarding injuries.
What are the most common skateboarding injuries?
- Injuries to the arms, wrists, neck, and ankles, usually caused by tripping or falling
- Facial injuries such as a broken nose or jawbone
- Severe injuries such as concussion or other head injuries
How can I prevent skateboarding injuries?
- Protect your head at all costs – try to fall with your head protected by your arms, and use a helmet if you are a beginner
- Do not extend your hands to try to prevent your trip or fall, this will often lead to a broken wrist
- Invest in some knee and elbow pads, these will take the brunt of anything that may cause cuts and bruises
- Don’t go too far out of your comfort zone; build up to new moves slowly, allowing your confidence on the board to develop gradually
- If you lose control over your board, either jump off or stop, this will help to prevent a nasty slip or fall
What should I do if I have suffered skateboarding injuries?
If you have suffered a personal injury while using your skateboard, perhaps because it was not well made or due to negligence on the part of the skate park, you may be entitled to compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with extensive experience in the personal injury compensation claim industry, and we can help you to make a successful personal injury claim.
Our telephone lines are open 24/7, free of charge. Our specialist advisors can be spoken to in complete confidence, with no obligation to proceed with a claim. We also work on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee** basis, so you won’t be left out of pocket if your claim is unsuccessful.
If you’ve suffered an accident in public that wasn’t your fault, give us a ring today on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, to see if you could be entitled to compensation.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice