How to avoid injury when trying new sports and make an injury claim
Trying out a new sport is one situation where you should know that you are at risk of injury. In most cases, any injury that you sustain in learning a new sport will be minor, and will help you to better understand how to play the game without getting injured again.
However, because of the physical aspect of most sports, you can also suffer much more serious injuries, which could take a long time to recover from, and may hinder your ability to do any sports for a while. If you are learning a new sport, it is important that you learn how to play safely, so that your chances of suffering a serious accident or injury are much reduced.
Make sure you are being taught by a professional
Don’t allow yourself to learn from an amateur, who might not be able to give you the proper training that you need, meaning that you are more likely to make a mistake and have an accident. A professional can teach you how to move and what to avoid, so that you don’t end up with a serious injury.
Watch out for the other players
When you are learning something new, it is almost too easy to get carried away learning things for yourself, and forget to watch out for everyone else that is playing. This is likely to cause an accident particularly if they aren’t paying attention to you either.
Wear the right equipment
Don’t just start playing and wait until you can afford to get the right equipment together, or play before you get the equipment to see if you enjoy it and it is worth your while. If a sport has safety equipment then you must be wearing it whenever you play.
Take it slow
No one walks into a sport and becomes one of the best players instantly. You need to take it slowly with your learning, and don’t expect to be doing tricks any time soon.
You should be able to make an injury claim in Torridge
If you have been involved in an accident when playing sport, and have sustained serious injuries, you should be able to make an injury claim in Torridge as long as you can prove that someone else was at fault for your injuries. To make the process of making an injury claim in Torridge much easier on you, try calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
The team will talk you through your accident to help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for an injury claim in Torridge and if you do can pass you over to an experienced and dedicated in house personal injury lawyer, who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 20th October 2014
Author: David Brown