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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

    Should judo participants wear more protective equipment?

    Have you been wondering, “should judo participants wear more protective equipment?”. In judo, even if you sustain the smallest of injuries, you may be put out of action for a considerable period of time. Many judo participants have found themselves watching from the sidelines after merely hurting their little fingers. Things you can do to reduce the risk of hurting your fingers include warming them up before partaking in judo, taping them and keeping nails short. Many judo participants choose to tape their fingers every time to feel more protected and stronger.

    Should judo participants wear more protective equipment to minimise injury costs?

    Although most judo participants don’t opt for mouth guards, these can make you much safer. Mouth guards are inexpensive to buy, whilst the cost of broken teeth can run into the thousands. Knees and elbows can cause significant damage to teeth so you may wish to consider investing in a mouth guard if you haven’t done so already. Why not also wear a rash guard to reduce abrasions?

    Do you wear shin pads? If not, you may wish to start using them. Badly-executed kicks can leave sizeable bruises on the shins. Those without head gear may also be putting themselves at significant risk. Without head gear, you could end up with a significant head injury which could have life-changing effects. Sometimes the injury may come from the way you fall or are taken down by your opponent. If you are taken down illegally you may be eligible to claim compensation.

    If you have sustained an injury during judo, we may be able to help you. Many people come to us after being injured via poorly-maintained facilities. Bruising and broken bones are amongst the most common judo-related injuries we hear about. Other common injuries are head and back injuries due to the take down moves involved in the sport. You will normally have three years from the date of the accident to claim, though if a claim is being made on behalf of a child they will have longer.

    Need to make a claim?

    If you think you are eligible for compensation contact us today for helpful, friendly advice. We will allocate you a specialist sports solicitor that has vast experience on working cases like yours. What’s more is that we work on a no-win, no-fee basis. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile) to learn more.

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    Date Published: April 18, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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