Ice hockey is an exciting sport, but also one that poses a risk of severe injuries because it is so fast-paced and involves players of varied sizes. As such, the American Academy of Pediatrics has labeled it a “collision sport.” Ice hockey ranks number four among the most frequent sport-related hospitalizations. Players can injure themselves by smashing into one another, or hitting goal posts and boundary markers. Players can also be injured from the hockey sticks, skate blades, or the pucks flying rapidly through the air.
If you or someone you love has been injured while playing hockey due to the negligence of someone else, contact the Kenosha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 for a free case evaluation.
Not surprisingly, most hockey injuries that lead to hospitalization occur during game time rather than practice. Also, a greater number of injuries occur during preseason and exhibition games than post-season and league games. Injury statistics indicate that approximately 30% of injuries are to the lower body, 25% are to the upper body, and about 40% are to the face and head. In terms of positions on the ice, forwards receive the most injuries, followed by defense and then goalie.
There are a number of safety measures that should be implemented to help reduce the risk and severity of ice hockey injuries. These include:
Ice hockey can be a very dangerous sport, so proper training and conditioning is crucial to reducing the risk of major injuries.
If you or someone you care about has been injured while playing ice hockey due to the negligence of another party, please contact the Kenosha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 for a free consultation.