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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    The need to safety check all triathlon equipment before participating in a race

    It’s vital to safety check all triathlon equipment before races commence so injuries and accidents can be avoided. In fact, there are many steps triathletes can take to avoid things going awry during a race. If your triathlon is to be a success, you need to go into your race without niggles – if you do have a strain, consult your physio prior to the race to ensure you are fit to take part and get the injury looked at so it doesn’t escalate during the big event.

    The need to safety check all triathlon equipment

    Make sure you have a warm-up routine planned. What’s right for one triathlete isn’t necessarily suitable for everyone, so it really is a case of finding something that meets your own needs and circumstances. Check all the equipment, training and kit you’ll be using beforehand and ensure you are happy with it. Don’t experiment with new equipment if you have old equipment that will do the job. It’s obviously sensible to eat well and avoid picking up bugs in the days leading up to the race – take advantage of probiotics to ensure your stomach and guts are in the best shape they can be. Perhaps the event is taking place overseas? If so, make sure you wear compression socks whilst you travel and drink as much water as you need to. Eat before boarding the plane.

    If you are injured during a triathlon because someone failed to safety check all triathlon equipment and wish to take action, contact Accident Advice Helpline. We are here to assist you if you have come to harm because of faulty or poorly maintained facilities, and we have an excellent track record when it comes to helping athletes get justice following accidents that were not their fault.

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    Please keep hold of any evidence related to your accident to strengthen your chance of winning the case. This evidence can come in the form of medical receipts, photographs of your injuries, witness contact details and more. We are waiting to hear from you if you have been hurt after someone failed to safety check all triathlon equipment, so why not give us a call today? You can find out whether you’re likely to have a case and how much you could be getting by taking the 30-second test online or calling on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile).

    Date Published: May 10, 2017

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    Author: Accident Advice

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