Taking part in any type of sport has the potential to cause arm injuries of some kind. This is true when children are playing sports at school just as it is for anyone playing or taking part in a sport of some kind. Fortunately school sports arm injuries are rare, but that doesn’t mean they cannot occur from time to time.
Whenever a school plans a lesson involving sports, those in charge should do a risk assessment prior to the lesson beginning. This should take into account any potential risks that might be present during the course of the lesson.
If any are discovered, measures should be put into place to ensure no one is injured as a result. If this did not happen and someone received school sports arm injuries, there might be good cause to consider whether compensation might be a possibility.
What kinds of arm injuries might result?
The most common injuries are sprains and strains that occur whenever a tendon or ligament is moved out of its normal range of motion. For example if someone fell over because there was a hazard in front of them they did not see, they would automatically try to put their hands out to break their fall. While this may work, the amount of pressure exerted on the hands and wrists could potentially lead to an arm injury.
The team working at Accident Advice Helpline has come across a variety of cases brought to our attention by parents whose children have been injured at school. We know accidents do happen but there have been very isolated cases where children have been injured in incidents that could reasonably have been prevented. As such there is every chance that someone might be hurt and might be entitled to compensation as a result.
Is it possible to make a quick recovery?
Since most arm injuries that do occur are minor, it is very easy to recover swiftly and to get back to playing whatever sport the child was involved in. However some cases can take longer to heal, especially if broken bones were involved.
Don’t leave it to chance – call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to see whether you might be able to make a no win, no fee compensation claim for your child. One free phone call could make a lot of difference so call us today.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen