Have you been injured while Cheerleading? If so, you may decide that you need cheerleading accident advice. No matter what kind of sport you enjoy – contact sport or otherwise – it is inevitable that all sports run some risk of injury. However, if your accident whilst taking part in organised sports was someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to claim sports injury compensation. We at Accident Advice Helpline are personal injury specialists and our team of expert lawyers are here to help you claim the sports injury compensation your accident deserves.
Staying safe in cheerleading
Cheerleading carries one of the highest rates of catastrophic injuries of all sports, so it is imperative that you, your cheerleading team and your coach realise the importance of taking the necessary precautions to stay safe. Although no amount of preventative measures can completely eliminate the chance of injury, there are things you can do to take the necessary precautions to lessen the risk of injury.
Make sure before you enrol in any cheerleading programme, that your coach is qualified and that all instructors and supervisors are fully trained. Your coach should be on hand to supervise all practices and competitions. If you don’t feel comfortable doing a manoeuvre let them know. Practising cheerleading needs to be in a facility with floors that absorb impact well and with the correct equipment, such as 4-inch thick landing mats on top of foam floors. Never practise on a hard surface, a space that isn’t clear of obstructions or in an environment with inadequate equipment. Most of all, you should know your own limits and abilities. Do not go into cheerleading without some prior gymnastic experience or if you lack nutrition and never attempt difficult stunts before you feel ready.
If the worst happens
As with all sport, it is inevitable that occasionally, accidents will happen. Sometimes, accidents are just purely down to bad luck or they are due to those with a duty of care not following the necessary health and safety guidelines and being negligent. Our specialist solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline can advise you further on these factors.
If you do suffer an injury, try to get the details of people who were present when the accident happened. Document their accounts of what happened. You may need to rely on witness statements from these people later down the line.
Help is at hand
Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you. Let us deal with the legal procedures while you focus on getting better. We operate a free, 24-hour helpline that is handled by trained advisors who can provide you with cheerleading accident advice and help you decide the best course of action for your claim. Our team of specialist solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis, so if you do go ahead with your sports injury claim there are no big up-front costs. It’s easy to get started. Fill in our online form, give us a call or text us from your mobile and one of our advisors will get back to you promptly to discuss your case.
Date Published: November 30, 2014
Author: David Brown