Once limited to the USA, white water rafting has become increasingly popular across the globe over the last twenty years. Now countless adrenaline junkies take to the rushed rivers to partake in this sport in the UK and abroad, leading to myriad white water rafting injuries each year.
As with all daring activities, it is important to consider the risks involved with white water rafting. Slips, trips and falls near and in water, combined with the rapidity and volatility of swift rivers, can lead to numerous adventure-pursuit accidents and white water rafting injuries of varying severity.
As such, it is vital that white water rafting is only undertaken by strong swimmers, who are able to fight against the power of the water.
White water rafting injuries
Common rafting injuries include, but are not limited to:
- trauma after striking an object on the raft
- head and spinal injuries
- traumatic stress injuries due to the strength of the water current
- sprains and strains
- Repetitive strain injury for keen white water rafters
Adventure tours: White water rafting accidents
Whether your tour was in the UK or abroad, if you have booked through a global or UK company and have sustained a white water rafting injury through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for the harm you have suffered.
As with all public businesses, the tour organiser has a legal obligation to ensure your health and safety while you undertake the activity to reduce the chances of white water rafting accidents or injuries following the excursion.
When you sustain an injury due to factors such as inadequate safety advice, an insufficient induction, poor first aid or unsuitable terrain, the white water rafting company could be held liable for failing to meet legal health and safety standards.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have a genuine case to claim personal injury compensation for any sport-related accident, from trips and falls to head injuries or a sport-specific ailment, Accident Advice Helpline can help you seek the compensation you are entitled to.
With years of experience assisting victims of personal injury, and a dedicated, specialist team working 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure an efficient and convenient service, you can be sure that your claim is in expert hands.
Call us today on Freephone number 0800 689 0500 to determine your eligibility and to discuss the best course of action, should you wish to proceed with your case.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice