Gymnastics is a popular sport that can be very competitive, and it requires a high level of physical fitness and flexibility. Because of this, there is the risk of injuries occurring in accidents, whether performing floor exercises or using gymnastic equipment such as parallel bars. Suffering a broken arm from gymnastics is not all that uncommon, but the good news is that most children and adults who break their arm whilst taking part in gymnastics recover well after their accident.
Most simple fractures take anywhere from three to 10 weeks to heal – children often heal more quickly than adults, as their bones are still growing – which could mean you are able to return to your gymnastics practice within a few months of your accident. But what can you do if somebody else was responsible for your injury?
Has a broken arm from gymnastics affected your career?
With so much equipment involved in gymnastics, it is vital that this equipment is properly maintained and checked regularly to ensure it’s safe to use. If you or your child has suffered a broken arm from gymnastics caused by defective equipment at the gym or studio you practise at, you could find yourself in line to claim personal injury compensation. Or perhaps your child has been injured whilst taking part in gymnastics practice after a negligent instructor pushed them to practise at a level beyond their capability? They could even be injured by another student using equipment dangerously or not paying attention to their surroundings.
A serious fracture, where the bone pokes through the skin, could result in complications such as infection or even a physical deformity, if the bones of the arm do not heal straight. This could mean that budding gymnast’s career is cut short, or that you suffer injuries which leave you unable to do your job and earn a living, such as permanent nerve damage.
Will my claim for compensation be successful?
If somebody else’s negligence left you or your child with a broken arm, then there is a good chance your claim will be successful. Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, which means that we will do our best to get you the compensation you’re entitled to, without charging any upfront legal fees. You can get in touch with us today by calling 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about making a claim. Just don’t wait around too long as there is a three-year time limit which applies to all personal injury claims in the UK.
Date Published: March 9, 2017
Author: Rob Steen