Participating in sport can offer so many benefits for your body and mind, but there’s no getting away from the fact that many activities are dangerous. Whether you’re playing a team sport, you engage in fighting sports or you’re a skilled gymnast, jockey or tennis player, there’s always a risk of injury. If you’ve been injured in a sporting accident, for example, you’ve sustained injuries when vaulting, you may have a case for compensation.
Top 3 injuries when vaulting
Vaulting is a popular discipline, which forms part of gymnastics competitions involving individuals and teams. You can compete on the vault alone or participate in a series of events, which enable you to compete for an all-around title. Vaulting looks spectacular, and as a spectator, it’s hard to comprehend how gymnasts have the strength, speed and agility to create the shapes they do when bounding off the floor and over the horse. Vaulting is incredible to watch, but it can also leave you on the edge of your seat, as there’s no guarantee the gymnast will land the jump. Awkward landings are the most common cause of vaulting injuries. The most common injuries when vaulting include:
- Knee ligament damage
- Strains and sprains
Injuries occur most commonly when the leg buckles on landing or the ankle or knee twists. The severity of injuries can range from minor to serious. If you break your leg, for example, this could end your career.
Claiming compensation for sporting accidents
When you play sport, there’s always a risk involved, and you should always be aware of the potential for injury. There are health and safety guidelines in place to protect performers and athletes, but sometimes, it’s impossible to prevent sporting accidents. If you’ve been injured when vaulting, it may be possible to claim compensation provided that you can prove that you were not at fault for the incident. If you received poor instruction or the equipment you were using turned out to be faulty, this would indicate that you were not liable for your vaulting accident.
Think you may have a viable vaulting accident claim, and you’d like to discuss your case in more detail? Call Accident Advice Helpline. We have more than 15 years of experience in helping clients to claim compensation for sports injuries, and we pride ourselves on offering a reliable and efficient service. We operate a no-win, no-fee* policy and the majority of our clients never go to court. Call today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: May 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice