The common in any town can be a hive of activity. It can be a playground, the venue for a fair, circus and many other things. So, what are five of the most common injuries on the common?
- Slip, trips and falls on uneven ground
A common is never perfectly even. This means that if you aren’t looking where you are walking you may sustain a trip injury from a dip of the hill.
- Cuts and grazes
A lot of commons have playgrounds on them so it isn’t surprising that kids spend a lot of time here. One of the most common injuries on the common, especially for children, are cuts and grazes. Children are always falling over, especially when running around so a common injury is caused by the simplest of slips, trips and falls.
- Alcohol related injuries
Unfortunately a common is also a popular hang-out for place for teenagers, especially at night. The common is often quiet and dark at night, the perfect place to socialise and drink. Therefore, some of the most common injuries on the common are alcohol related, especially after dark. This can be a slip, trip or fall or worse depending on how much has been consumed.
- Trip and fall injuries over rides
When the fairground is in town and all set up on the common, it is a popular place to be. However, due to the fact there are so many people around and there are often ramps all over the place to cover up wires, slip, trip and fall injuries can be more frequent.
- Sprains and breaks
This is another one of the most common injuries on the common, especially for the younger generation. A lot of commons are hilly and when kids are running up and down them they can sprain their ankle if they fall awkwardly. As well as this, playgrounds and climbing frames can cause more serious fall injuries such as broken bones if misused.
If you have had a slip, trip or fall within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in cases such as slip, trip or fall injury claims.
Call one of our friendly advisors today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, to find out more today.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown