You may wonder where you can go for unicycle injury advice. After all, unicycles are not exactly a common sight on our streets. However, at Accident Advice Helpline we have dealt with personal injury claims across a wide range of cases so you might be surprised at how much assistance we can offer.
Types of unicycle injuries
In the United States, studies have been carried out into the types of injuries that unicyclists commonly suffer. It is teenagers that are more likely to get hurt when compared to other age groups. The most common injuries are fractures, followed by strains and sprains. There were a number of head or neck injuries recorded although only a small number of accidents required hospitalisation. The study recommended that unicyclists should wear wrist guards to protect against fractures caused by an outstretched hand and leg guards to protect against leg injuries.
Unicycling is generally considered a safe sport when compared to other cycle sports because it is low speed, however, an experienced trainer should always supervise learners. The trainer should ensure that the area is safe and has no dangerous corners or sharp objects that a rider might fall on. Ideally, the trainer should choose an area such as a tennis court, school playground or a hall. The trainer should check that the ground is firm and that it is smooth. Any company that hires out unicycles should ensure that their unicycles are well maintained and have no broken or sharp fittings. Supervisors should also be adequately trained so that they can coach their riders in safe behaviour. They should also have a current first aid certificate.
If you have been injured whilst unicycling you may be entitled to compensation if you were injured because of someone else’s negligence or inaction. To find out if you are eligible for compensation talk to us at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. To make a successful claim you will be required to prove that the injury you sustained was a direct result of a third party’s negligence or inaction. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have expert lawyers who have a wealth of experience in assessing personal injury claims so if you want further unicycle injury advice contact us. Alternatively, you can use our 24-hour help line that is open outside normal office hours.
What can I claim for?
Personal injury law can be complicated and when you have had an accident and are recovering from your injuries going through all the details can be daunting. At Accident Advice Helpline, our specialist solicitors will be able to do that for you. If you want to get an idea of how much compensation you might receive you can either discuss it with our expert team or use our 30-second calculator on our website from the comfort of your own home.
Date Published: October 28, 2014
Author: David Brown