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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Most common kayaking accident injuries


    The International Canoe Federation distinguishes a kayak from a canoe by defining it as, ‘a boat where the paddler faces forward, legs in front, using a double-bladed paddle.’ Kayaking enthusiasts, as a basis, use a kayak to move across bodies of water.

    While this may not seem a dangerous activity, kayakers use their boats for various purposes including glow-worm, whitewater and sea kayaking. These activities are strenuous – demanding of the body – and the safety of the kayaker depends not only on skill but on the mood of the water, which is, on the whole, highly unpredictable.

    With this in mind, forget the typical slips, trips and falls, sportsmen and women usually encounter, kayaking accidents can be severe and lead to critical sport-related injuries.

    Common kayaking accident injuries include, but are not limited to:

    • Strains and sprains
    • Head injuries and concussion
    • Severe muscular pain
    • Bumps and bruises
    • Water-borne infections
    • Inflammation of tendons
    • Fractures and dislocations
    • Lacerations

    Among the common sport-related injuries, such as fractures, strains and muscular pain, kayaking lends itself to more unusual illnesses, such as water-borne infections. This includes, leptospirosis, Weil’s disease and giardiasis, typically caused by infected rats urinating in the water.

    Who is to blame for your sporting accident?

    When you take place in any adventure sport, the company responsible for organising your activity, providing the facility or the location, have a legal obligation to ensure your health and safety while you participate in the sport.

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    In the case that you feel that the sport-related injury you sustained was due to a problem with equipment, safety wear or poorly maintained areas, for example, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation against the responsible party.

    If you can prove that you are not to blame, a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, can help you establish who is responsible for your injuries.

    Assistance from Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that has over 14 years’ experience in managing personal injury claims for victims of sport-related accidents. Their team of specialists and legal professionals works around the clock to ensure that you receive a supreme service, with the primary aim of ensuring you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

    Call today on 0800 689 0500, 0333 500 0993 from your mobile or text “claim365” to 88010 for a free initial consultation regarding your kayaking accident, with no obligation to proceed with your claim.

    Date Published: September 30, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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