If you have a head for heights or you’re always looking to take on a new challenge and put your body and mind to the test, abseiling may be the sport for you. Abseiling can be exhilarating, but it can also be very dangerous. If you’ve been involved in an abseiling accident or you’ve sustained injuries due to using faulty abseiling equipment, you may wish to consider giving Accident Advice Helpline a call.
Can you claim if you’re injured due to faulty abseiling equipment?
Abseiling is a risky sport. It involves heights, and there’s always a risk that something can go wrong, even if you’re a seasoned pro. Everybody who attempts an abseil should be made aware of the risks involved and provided with safety equipment before they begin. If you’re having a lesson, rather than abseiling alone or with a club, you should be shown how to use the equipment, and your instructor should be there to guide and assist you every step of the way.
Abseiling accidents are relatively rare thanks to high standards of coaching and the provision of effective safety equipment, such as harnesses. However, they do happen. It is possible to fall from a height or get into trouble on the rock face. If you’ve been injured while abseiling, you may be thinking about claiming compensation. You can make a claim for an abseiling accident provided that you were not to blame for the incident. If you used faulty abseiling equipment or you received poor instruction, for example, you would not be liable for the abseiling accident.
How do I make a claim?
If you’ve been injured in an abseiling accident, your first concern should always be your health. Seek medical advice and have your injuries assessed. Report the accident to the instructor or the owner of the company that offers classes and tuition. When you feel up to it, write down everything that happened and include as much detail as possible. If anybody else witnessed the accident, ask them to provide their contact details so that they can give a statement. Once you have the information you need, contact Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert personal injury lawyers will work through the evidence you provide and build a case in support of your abseiling accident claim. If you’ve been injured in the last 3 years, give us a call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: May 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice