Roller skating experienced its first popularity boom in the late 80s, and has since hopped in and out of vogue among children and young adults alike throughout the years.
But with all good things comes a little bit of risk to participant health and safety, and since the 1980s there have been a number of common injuries noted when roller skating. From simple slips, trips and falls while on your skates, to slightly more severe roller skating accidents, we take a look at some of the most common injuries when roller skating.
5 of the most common injuries when roller skating
As with any sport, there are myriad injuries that can be sustained, some unique, due to individual sporting accidents. However, with that being said, there are some common injuries when roller skating to be aware of. These include, but are not limited to:
- Fractures to the forearm or wrist
- Fractures to the leg and ankle area
- Sprains and strains in back and lower limbs
- Lacerations and soft tissue damage
- Severe/fatal head and facial injuries due to hard falls or collisions with vehicles
Placing blame for common injuries when roller skating
Depending on the nature of your accident and the circumstances surrounding it, it may be that you are not to blame for your roller skating accident. Perhaps you suffered a trip due to a problem with your skates or the skating area was poorly maintained.
No matter how your accident occurred, if you believe that you are not liable for the roller skating accident you suffered, Accident Advice Helpline could help you determine whether or not you have a case eligible to claim personal injury compensation.
Getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
Established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience assisting victims of personal injury. When we speak to you, we will go over some finer details of your claim and determine if we think your case is likely to succeed if pursued.
From there you can decide whether you want to proceed with your claim. There’s never any pressure to pursue your claim and all of our advisors are friendly and trained to deal with your case sensitively.