What could be more fun than zipping along the promenade or flying through the streets of the city on rollerblades? Rollerblading is an exciting, fast-paced activity, which is great for your fitness, but it’s also dangerous. High speeds, changing terrain and trying to balance on blades can all contribute to injuries, some of which can be pretty nasty. If you’re a fan of this sport, it’s essential to get kitted out and ensure you’re wearing a helmet, knee and wrist guards whilst rollerblading.
Should I wear protective clothing like wrist guards whilst rollerblading?
If you’re going rollerblading, even if you’re just popping down to the shop and back, it’s so important to wear protective clothing. The risk of falling is very high, and if you haven’t got the right kit, you could end up with serious injuries. If you do fall, wearing a helmet and wrist guards whilst rollerblading could save you from broken bones, head injuries and painful cuts and bruises. It takes two minutes to put some wrist guards, knee pads and a helmet on, and it could save you a lot of pain.
Safety tips for rollerbladers
If you’re off on a rollerblading excursion, make sure you bear these safety tips in mind:
- Always wear protective clothing
- Check the condition of your rollerblades before you go
- Stick to designated paths
- Keep to flat terrain
- Know your limits and don’t take risks that could land you in serious trouble
- Avoid pedestrians
- Use crossings if you’re crossing a road
Claiming for rollerblading injuries
Rollerblading is an activity which carries inherent risks. When you put your blades on, you know that there’s potential for accidents. Sometimes, it’s impossible to avoid rollerblading injuries, but in other cases, you may be injured by another person or as a result of negligence on the part of a manufacturer or an authority.
If you’ve been injured as a result of using faulty rollerblades or you fell at a public skate park because of damage to the ground, it may be possible to claim compensation for a rollerblading accident. If you’ve sustained rollerblading injuries and you weren’t to blame, give Accident Advice Helpline a call. We have more than 15 years of experience in helping clients to make personal injury claims, and we can eliminate all the stress of the injury claims process for you. Our lines are open now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: April 18, 2017
Author: Accident Advice