Are you thinking about doing some exercise? Good for you. Exercise is something that we all really should do more of, but finding the time can be so difficult, though, can’t it?
The exercise itself can be even more difficult, especially if you’re beginning a programme after not doing any physical activity for a while. If so, you could be putting yourself at risk of injury.
Not all injuries happen because you’ve gone beyond your capabilities, though. Sometimes, an injury can happen in a sporting accident that need not have occurred and wouldn’t have occurred if someone had either done something to prevent it, or not done something deliberately to cause it.
In such cases, you could be eligible to claim compensation through an accident solicitor in Powys.
Claiming for sports injuries
A claim for sporting injury is just like any other form of accident claim, in which:
- The claimant must have suffered personal injury
- The accident that led to the injury must be someone else’s fault
You can check your eligibility on Accident Advice Helpline website, by taking the 30 second test, or just call our 24/7 hotline and speak to an advisor on one of the following numbers:
- 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
If you prefer, you can text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will call you back.
What an accident solicitor in Powys will do
A no win no fee* accident solicitor in Powys will process your claim, with the aim of securing you a payout. If the case is successfully settled, you will be awarded a payment of compensation, which will enable you to wipe out the expenses that you’ve incurred because of the accident.
How to avoid exercise injury
If you are planning on taking part in any sports, you can cut your risk of injury quite easily. Below are some hints, which apply to both the novice and the experienced fitness fanatic alike.
Warm up before you start – spend 5-10 minutes stretching.
Start slowly – don’t go straight into a fast run, unless you’re a sprinter in training. If you’ve recently started running, build up your speed carefully.
Keep hydrated – drink enough water while you exercise, so as to replace the fluid you’ve lost through sweat.
Wear appropriate clothing – make sure your sportswear is comfortable, supportive, and allows you to move freely. Wear proper shoes, too, so that you avoid foot injuries.
Avoid strenuous exercise when it is very hot or humid – slow down, do your training in the morning or evening, or choose a gym with air conditioning.
Get plenty of rest – take days off exercise to reduce your risk of overdoing it and becoming stiff and sore, or suffering a sprain or fracture.
We hope that helps. If you need our assistance, why not call our hotline now? We look forward to hearing from you.