Participation in organized sports is growing among Americas youth, and along with that increase, school sports injuries and trips to the ER are becoming routine.
There are various reasons why sports injuries occur. Even with new rules in place to make certain sports safer, injuries happen and might even be caused by the negligence of another person. Typical causes of sports injuries include:
- The wrong training
- Safety equipment that is flawed
- Lack of coaching supervision
- Coaches who are not well-trained
Maybe a coach puts a player back in a basketball game before her serious injury has healed or has a young baseball pitcher go above a safe pitch count. Either of these instances can trigger a severe sports injury and may be attributed to negligence on the coach’s behalf.
Types of Injuries
Sports injuries are commonly categorized as chronic and acute. Chronic injuries linger and may be caused by repeated use of a certain body area when playing a sport. Acute injuries typically cannot be missed and happen suddenly.
Here are five kinds of common school sports injuries:
- Dislocating a joint
- Joint pain
- Broken bones
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
Among high school students, there are around two million sports injuries per year, along with 500,000 doctors office visits. The majority of injuries take place while practicing. Sports that tend to have increased injuries are: hockey, football, basketball, soccer, baseball, gymnastics and even cycling.
What can you do as a parent if your child suffers a school sports injury because of someone elses negligence? You may be able to earn compensation by enlisting the help of the experienced personal injury attorneys at GWC Injury Lawyers.