It may come as a surprise to you that, every year, an accident lawyer in Derbyshire will always have some claims to deal with that stem from exercise.
You might be puzzled by this if you are aware that a claim can be made only in cases where injuries are sustained in accidents that were caused by someone else.
How can an exercise-related injury be someone else’s fault?
We all know that exercise is inherently risky, but then, so are a lot of other things. Driving, for example, is full of risks, yet the idea of someone claiming through an accident lawyer in Derbyshire for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident doesn’t seem strange.
In fact, it’s easy for the blame for a sporting accident to lie with another party. Consider, for example, that you hire a badminton court for a game. While you’re on the court, you fall down when you’re running to hit the shuttlecock.
You didn’t expect to fall, but when you look down, you see why: the court is damaged. There is a crack in the sealant on the floor, which hasn’t been repaired. As a result, it presents a risk. The sports centre management should have been aware of this and ensured that the court was safe to use.
In a case such as this, an accident lawyer in Derbyshire could work on your behalf to secure you compensation. If you were to win the case, the payout awarded would cover any expenses incurred as a result of your accident, and it would include an element for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity you have experienced.
Contact an accident lawyer in Derbyshire
At Accident Advice Helpline, there is a team of ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury lawyers ready and waiting to deal with claims – and our hotline is open 24/7, so why not call us on one of these numbers or send us a text?
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010 and await a call back
How can you prevent exercise injuries?
If you’re worried about getting injured during exercise, here are some tips to help you avoid experiencing any difficulties:
1) Warm up before you start. If you exercise without stretching, you might pull a muscle.
2) Don’t overdo it. If you’ve only just started running, for example, don’t set the treadmill to a high speed. Start slowly and take time to build up.
3) Stay hydrated while you exercise. Sweating means that you lose fluid, so drink water to replace it.
4) Wear appropriate clothing. You need shoes that will support your feet properly. Don’t wear restrictive clothes, either – make sure you can move your arms and legs freely.
5) Get some rest. Your body needs time to recover in between exercise sessions, so build rest days into your training programme.
Date Published: 16th November 2014
Author: David Brown