Skateboarding is a popular pastime, especially among the younger generation. Although skateboarding can be great fun, it doesn’t come without risks. If you’re an amateur skateboarder or an eager beginner, it’s important to take safety into consideration. If you’ve been injured in a skateboarding accident, and you weren’t to blame, call Accident Advice Helpline to see whether you can claim compensation.
Who is liable for a skateboarding accident?
When you’re thinking of claiming compensation for a skateboarding accident, it’s important to determine who was liable for the incident. If you were liable for your injuries, you will not be eligible for compensation. If somebody else was at fault for your injuries, you could have a case for personal injury compensation. Having an accident on your skateboard because you were trying out some new tricks, and they were a little beyond your abilities, you would have to assume responsibility for the accident. However, if you fell off a broken ramp or you were injured as a result of using a defective board, you would not be liable for your accident. In the first case, the council or the firm in charge of maintaining the skate park would be liable. In the second, the manufacturer should accept responsibility.
Skateboarding accidents can cause a variety of injuries, some of which are very serious. If you’ve been injured while skateboarding, and you weren’t to blame, it’s worth considering claiming compensation.
Common skateboarding injuries
The most common types of skateboarding injuries include:
- Sprains and strains
- Cuts and bruises
- Head injuries
You can reduce your risk of injury by wearing protective clothing and a helmet.
How can I make a compensation claim?
If you’re thinking about making a compensation claim after a sporting accident, it’s wise to seek expert advice. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have been helping clients who have sustained injuries through no fault of their own to claim compensation for more than 15 years. We have a team of highly trained, skilled personal injury lawyers, and we pride ourselves on offering a reliable, hassle-free, professional service. If you want to find out more, gather all the information you can about the accident, and give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. We work on a no-win, no-fee* basis and the majority of our clients don’t have to go to court. You can also take our 30-second online test.
Date Published: March 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice