Skydiving is extremely popular as an once-in-a-lifetime experience whilst on holiday and as a means to raise funds for charities. If you decide to ‘take the jump’, it is imperative for you to listen carefully to skydiving safety procedures. Here is why.
The importance of listening to skydiving safety procedures
Skydiving is a dangerous sport and even the slightest error could lead to serious, potentially fatal personal injuries. According to a five-year study carried out in Denmark, six out of 110,000 jumps resulted in fatalities. Another 155 jumps resulted in accidental injuries requiring medical treatment. A total of 176 injuries were sustained during these skydiving accidents, 63.1 per cent of which were fractures. The remaining 36.9 per cent of these skydiving injuries were soft tissue lesions of varying severity.
Possible consequences of ignoring skydiving safety procedures
Not following skydiving safety procedures could result in an array of injuries, including broken limbs, chronic back pain and even serious spinal injuries. Hitting your head on objects as you are falling or when landing on the ground could also cause injuries to the head and brain. When skydiving it is important to get yourself into the correct positions. Neck strains are a common injury for individuals who don’t follow guidelines.
Operators are required by law to ensure that equipment is regularly checked and maintained. They’re also required to ensure jumpers are trained in safety procedures. If you were injured in a skydiving accident because the equipment you were provided with was defective or because you were not properly trained in safety procedures, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
Over the past 15 years and more, our in-house lawyers have assisted many victims of skydiving-related accidents get the compensation they deserved. We can help you get the compensation you are entitled to.
How to enlist our help
To confirm that you do indeed have a claim, and to enlist the help of our experienced solicitors, all you have to do is call our freephone helpline and discuss your skydiving injury with one of our helpful advisers. On confirmation of your eligibility to claim, our advisers will offer you the assistance of an in-house no-win, no-fee* solicitor.
The respective numbers for contacting us from your UK landline or mobile are 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993. Any details you provide during your call will be kept completely confidential and you will not be obligated to pursue a claim at any time.
Date Published: February 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice