Sport can provide us with an adrenaline rush, a welcome distraction from work and a great opportunity to boost health and well-being. Despite the many benefits of staying active, most dangerous sports carry a risk of injury and it’s always a good idea to follow guidelines to prevent accidents, such as slips, trips and falls.
If you’re eager to get involved in dangerous sports, it’s particularly beneficial to prioritise your health and safety.
What are the most dangerous sports?
Examples of the most dangerous sports include:
- base jumping
- skiing, ski jumping and snowboarding
- ice hockey
- adventure sports, such as bungee jumping and caving
- mountain biking
- climbing and abseiling
- American football
- ice hockey
- mixed martial arts
- fighting sports, such as boxing and wrestling
Sports injuries can range from mild to life-threatening. Examples of common sporting injuries include:
- internal injuries
- soft tissue damage
- spinal injuries
- head injuries and concussion
- dental injuries
- cuts and lacerations
If you play dangerous sports, it is important to bear safety considerations in mind. Use the relevant equipment and wear suitable clothing, such as helmets and gloves.
Follow the rules and compete at a level that is suited to your ability and experience. Where possible, take extra precautions; use a mouth guard and elbow and knee padding, when playing contact sports, for example.
Is it possible to claim compensation for sporting injuries?
In most cases, you participate in sport at your own risk; however, there may be some instances where it is possible to make a compensation claim.
If you’re taking part in a class at the gym and you get injured as a result of using faulty equipment, for example you may be able to pursue a claim for public liability. You may also have a case if you slip in a public place, for example, a sports centre, when a slippery floor is not marked.
If you would like to find out if you have a valid personal injury claim, or you are keen to learn more about the compensation claims process, call Accident Advice Helpline today. Our friendly advisors are ready and waiting to take your call.
If you do have a viable claim and you would like to continue with the process, your no-win no-fee* case will be handled by one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. Call now on 0800 689 0500 from a UK landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: April 6, 2016
Author: Accident Advice