The Ski Club, the largest snowsports membership organisation in the UK, counts over 26,000 members.
However, only a small amount of Brits who enjoy skiing holidays are members of the club*.
Our leading skiing & snowboarding accident claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you have been involved in a skiing or snowboarding accident and it was due to someone else’s negligence, contact us for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee skiing and snowboarding accident claims solicitors
Almost all of our skiing and snowboarding accident cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Skiing & Snowboarding accidents explained
Skiing and snowboarding is a fun and exciting activity for beginners and advanced skiers alike, however, it is often considered the most dangerous sport. While in some cases you can't blame the fault for an accident on anybody, in other cases, the other party, the ski resort or the ski rental company are at fault.
So, no matter whether you have been injured in the UK or abroad, if the accident was due to someone else's fault, contact us to establish your full legal position and help with your compensation claim.
Most common causes and types of road traffic accident
Fatigue is one of the most common factors that can lead to a skiing or snowboarding accident. While this is hard to blame, other causes can lead to a successful claim:
- Dangerous skiing or snowboarding practices by others
- Faulty or poorly maintained rental equipment
- Incorrect or incomplete instructions from an instructor
- Dangerous signposting or misplacement of equipment on piste
- Faulty ski lifts and gondolas
These accidents result in different kinds of injuries. Our clients most commonly seek compensation for:
What can I claim for?
Getting involved in an accident whilst abroad can lead to more complications, such as you and your family being unable to travel home at the planned time.
If you have been injured in a skiing or snowboarding accident which was due to someone else's negligence, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
- Rehabilitation and treatment
What should I do if I have a winter sports related accident that wasn't my fault?
If you are involved in an accident, no matter who's at fault, try to do the following:
- Take photographs of the scene and any damage or ask a witness to take some.
- Ask your witness/es to send you the photographs as soon as possible.
- Make sure to exchange contact details with all parties involved.
- If a motorised vehicle was involved, make a note of the number plate.
- If you have any visible injuries, take photographs of those as well.
Can I claim compensation if a skiing accident was partly my fault?
Many skiing and snowboarding accidents are caused by a combination of errors. Even if you believe you were partially at fault, you may still be able to make a claim for compensation. So it's always worth talking to us even if you may have been partially at fault.
How much can I claim for a skiing or snowboarding injury abroad?
It completely depends on your injury and the impact it has on your life. If the injury was caused due to someone else's negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online claims calculator.