Breakdancing is a street dance performed to entertain members of the public but which, when things go wrong, may lead to a breakdancing accident claim. The performer demonstrates elaborate moves, including toprocks, downrocks, power moves and freezes, to hip hop or funk music, typically trying to outperform others, and breakdancing can thus be risky, with many moves involving handstands and headstands that can damage your upper body. As it is normally performed in a street environment, performers are also at risk from passing traffic. If you have been injured while breakdancing, the personal injury specialists at Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a successful claim for compensation.
How much could I claim?
You can get an estimate of your compensation claim in the privacy of your own home. Go online and check out our free online claim calculator. The calculator takes less than a minute to use and gives you a quick guide to what your claim could be worth.
If you would like to speak to someone, you can also contact us on our free 24-hour helpline. One of our advisors will ask you what happened in your breakdancing accident and help you understand whether you are eligible to start a claim. If you are eligible, one of our no win, no fee personal injury lawyers will help you through the claim process.
Your expert lawyer can guide you as to which claim to accept. In some cases, the party at fault may offer an early settlement that you may wish to consider. Your lawyer can advise you whether to accept the offer or whether you should persevere with your claim. We will always endeavour to help you gain the best compensation that you deserve.
Your breakdancing accident may have left you with severe injuries. When you first start breakdancing, it is common to suffer slip-ups and falls. You can sprain your wrists or ankles, bruise your arms and legs and hurt your head when you perform the four major movements of the dance. It is very unlikely that you will avoid injuries altogether when breakdancing, as the dance is normally learned by bettering your mistakes.
Due to the nature of the activity, you could also have a more serious accident. The most obvious risk when breakdancing is to your head: falling on your head when you lose your balance could leave you with a concussion. You could also slip and damage your neck, which could even paralyse you.
Accident Advice Helpline specialises in accidents that were caused by other people. Someone may have pushed you in the street when you were performing. Another dancer may have tried to put you off your routine, leading to your injuries. Alternatively, you may have had a road traffic accident, with a car or other vehicle mounting the pavement you were on.
You can speak with one of our advisors by calling 0333 500 0992 or call for free on 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: November 30, 2014
Author: David Brown