New data has revealed that Gen-Z are seeking TikTok clout by sharing their injuries online - and a broken leg will land you the most views.

Serious injury experts have discovered that social media users are posting videos and images of their broken bones on various platforms - and users are lapping it up. The legal experts have analysed how many times users have tagged pictures with injury-related hashtags and then ranked the most popular injuries on Tiktok and Instagram.

Both Instagram and TikTok users love to ‘break a leg’ with footage of broken legs coming in as the top injury to get you views and likes on both platforms.

According to hashtag data, the most 5 popular injuries on TikTok are:

1. Broken leg 109.8M
2. Broken arm 90.6M
3. Broken ankle 65.4M
4. Broken wrist 40.6M
5. Broken foot 37.8M

Instagram may be the go-to for lush interiors and fashion advice, but it turns out the platform is also the place users go to showcase their injuries.

The Instagram data differs slightly, with the most popular injuries ranking as:

1.Broken leg (203,185 posts)


2. Broken foot (109,607 posts)
3. Broken ankle (142,184 posts)
4. Broken arm (124,782 posts)
5. Broken wrist (64,957 posts)

The data has been released by Fletchers Solicitors to raise awareness of the changing generational attitudes towards injuries. The firm has also created a serious injury hub to offer advice on what to do if you’ve suffered an injury that wasn’t your fault.

Commenting on the data, Serious Injury expert, Jen Nolan, said: “It’s fascinating to see that Gen-Z are so open to sharing their injuries online. Sustaining an injury can often be a very upsetting and even isolating experience, so it is really positive that younger generations are able to find comfort in sharing their stories with their friends and a wider online audience.

“From our experiences of working with victims of serious injury for over 30 years, we’ve found that one of the most difficult aspects of suffering a serious injury can be the change to your lifestyle. An injury can mean your usual lifestyle is no longer attainable in the short term, and in extreme cases, can overhaul a person’s long term capabilities. So, it is genuinely uplifting that younger generations are able to create a sense of community on social media and are finding ways to connect online to support one another.

“That being said, it’s crucial that social media users are aware of the lasting implications of a catastrophic injury, and are careful not to run the risk of glorifying serious injuries. Care should always be taken not to put themselves or others in danger for Instagram or TikTok exposure”.

Fletchers Solicitors is a national law firm specialising in Serious Injury claims.

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