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Gymnastics Injury

Being active, in any sport carries injury risks. Proper training and technique are two aspects of sport- pivotal for avoiding personal injury.

Gymnastics is a sport carrying many injury risks. With this, it’s important all gymnastic sport centres and trainers are fully aware and able to follow extensive health and safety practices.

If you’ve suffered a gymnastic injury which wasn’t your fault: contact Tyler’s Solicitors today and let us help you claim the compensation you deserve.

Gymnastic Injuries: a deeper insight

First of all, when participating in any gymnastic activity the individual must carry out the activity in a sporting environment which meets all health and safety standards and regulations while working with fully qualified gymnastic coaches.

On site in your gymnasium, there should be a fully qualified first aider on site at all times and health and safety precautions must be imposed at all times.

Common causes of gymnastic injury

Across the United Kingdom, the most common gymnastic injuries tend to be:

  • Superior Labrum, Anterior-Posterior (SLAP) Lesions in the Shoulder
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Wrist Sprains

Though there are many more we’ve dealt with here at Tyler’s Solicitors.

When gymnastic injuries arise, there are many avoidable injury causes often administered here at Tyler’s Solicitors. These include:

  • Improper coaching practice
  • Poorly maintained gymnasiums
  • Unmaintained gymnastic equipment

Above states the most common causes of gymnastic injuries though, like many cases, injuries can arise under many different kinds of circumstances.

Improper Coaching: causes injury

If you’ve suffered a gymnastic injury and feel the fault lies with your gymnastic coach, you may be eligible to file a compensation claim.

When practising sport in training facilities, trainers have a responsibility to ensure preventative health and safety measures are in place in order to make sure all possible injuries are avoided.

Claiming compensation for gymnastic injuries

When suffering from a gymnastic injury which wasn’t your fault, you’re eligible to file a compensation claim.
In a first instance, we advise you to collect and collate as much supporting evidence which proves your injury was due to negligence at the hands of your coach, sporting environment, unmaintained gym equipment etc.

Following an assessment of your evidence, here at Tyler’s Solicitors, we’ll provide you with information, support and guidance on the proceeding steps. Here at Tyler’s Solicitors we pride ourselves on providing professional information to each of our clients which is non-patronising and easily digestible so you understand what’s going on with your claim during each step.

What types of gymnastic injuries are there that you can claim compensation for?

When participating in gymnastics, there are many areas of the body which are injury prone including:

  • The head
  • The upper back
  • The lower back
  • The legs
  • Fractured clavicle (shoulder)
  • Neck strain
  • Shoulder separation
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • SLAP tear
  • Torn rotator cuff
  • Groin pull
  • Hamstring pull
  • Meniscus tears
  • Strained or pulled calf muscles
  • Shin splints

Each of these injuries, like many, vary in severity. Here at Tyler’s Solicitors we advise the injured party to hire solicitors who’ve dealt with many cases of this nature before to ensure you’re properly represented and get the compensation you deserve.

Where can I find out more information about gymnastic injuries?

When dealing with gymnastic injuries; all injuries and circumstances vary therefore scouring the internet, it’s unlikely you’ll find 100% accurate information. Here at Tyler’s Solicitors, we advise you contact us via phone or email to explain a little around your specific injury and circumstances in order to gain a clearer knowledge of your specific entitlements and rights.

How to make a compensation claim for gymnastic injuries?

The process of making a compensation claim for gymnastic injury is simple. In a first instance, it’s important you take your time in selecting the best representative for you and your case. After locating the best lawyer, the lawyer will guide you on how to prepare papers which will lead you to having your case heard and determined after which you will be compensated.

How long until I can claim compensation for a gymnastic injury?

Claiming compensation for an injury which wasn’t your fault is more flexible than one may think. Here in Britain, you’re able to claim compensation up to 3 years after diagnosis although we do advise you to claim as soon as possible in order to produce the best case possible.

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