Although dancing is both a popular sport and particularly enjoyable pastime, there are many dance-related injuries to be aware of, such as slips, trips and falls, that can interfere with your ability to perform and can cause severe pain.
Whether you dance for fun, compete, teach or are a professional dancer, it is always wise to be aware of the risks surrounding the art, so as to avoid dance-related injuries.
Slips, trips, falls and other common dance complaints
It goes without saying that when you are participating in fast-paced, active pursuits, such as dance, that occasionally you will suffer from the odd aches and pains.
Slips, trips and falls are some of the most common of accidents as complex dance moves take some getting used to. While you can survive the odd tumble, there are a number of more severe dance accidents to be aware of.
Top 8 dance-related injuries
- Neck strain.
- Back strain.
- Muscle spasms.
- Sprained ankles.
- Snapping hips.
- Bumps and bruises.
- Knee tears.
- Achilles Tendonitis.
Can I claim compensation for a dance-related injury?
If you have been involved in a dancing accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation for the harm you have suffered.
Whether you have been give insufficient guidance during training or have been overworked as a professional dancer, however your injury has been sustained, if you are not liable, it is worth seeking legal advice.
Generally, the accident that caused your injury must have occurred within the last three years and you must be able to provide substantial evidence as to how you are not accountable for the accident.
Accident Advice Helpline
Rather than struggling to fight a legal case single-handedly, Accident Advice Helpline has a wealth of resources to aid those who want to claim compensation for their personal injury.
As a law firm, Accident Advice Helpline will assess the basics of your case and advise you if your claim is likely to be successful.
Going forward, should you mutually decide to continue with the claim, the team will allocate your case to one of their solicitors who has extensive experience in dealing with personal injury claims.
Working on a no win no fee* basis, with over 15 years’ experience, you can recuperate from your dance-related injury safe in the knowledge that your case is in the very best hands.
Date Published: March 5, 2014
Author: David Brown