Roller skating has enjoyed something of a revival in recent years and while it’s a great way to get fit and get the adrenalin pumping, it can be dangerous. If you’re eager to impress and want to avoid slips, trips and falls, here are some tips to help you survive your trip to the roller disco or the skate park.
Preventing roller skating accidents
Accidents can happen at any time, in any place, but some activities and environments are more dangerous than others. If you’re a novice roller skater or you’re a seasoned pro practising silky skills and tricks, there is a risk of accidents and it’s best to follow these steps to prevent accidents in a public place and slip, trip and fall injuries:
- know your limits and resist the temptation to try and impress others by attempting moves that are too difficult
- make sure your roller skates fit properly
- wear protective padding, including elbow and knee pads
- don’t try and skate with bags, layers around your waist or anything else that could fall off and become a hazard for other skaters
- reduce your speed if there are lots of other people around
- take regular rests and use the handrail if you need extra support
Tips for honing your roller skating skills
If you’re eager to improve your roller skating skills, here are some top tips:
- practise, practise, practise: the more time you spend skating, the better you will become
- be confident but not arrogant
- book lessons
Can I claim compensation for an accident at a roller disco?
If you have been involved in a public place accident and you were not to blame, you may be able to claim public liability compensation. In order to do this, you must be able to prove that your public place injuries were a result of somebody else’s negligence and show that you had no part to play in the incident.
If you think you may have a case for personal injury compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline. Expert personal injury lawyers will discuss the details of the incident with you and advise you whether or not you have a case for slip, trip or fall compensation. If you do, our legal team will do all the hard work for you; most of the information that is needed can be gathered over the telephone or via email and the majority of our clients do not attend court proceedings.
Call us today on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice