As you can imagine with a sport such as kitesurfing, slips, trips and falls, as well as other sport-related accidents, do occur.
Kitesurfing: the lowdown
Kitesurfing requires participants to ride water on a surfboard while holding onto a kite, which is designed to provide momentum and direction. For Britons, kitesurfing was once a sport to be enjoyed when on adventure holidays or when taking to the waves abroad. Nowadays, kitesurfing, along with other water sports such as wakeboarding and waterskiing, is on the rise as a popular pastime on UK shores. This increase in popularity is mirrored by an increase in sport-related injuries caused by kitesurfing accidents.
Common injuries caused by kitesurfing accidents include:
- Strains and sprains;
- Bruising; and
- Head injury and/or concussion.
As well as sport-related injuries caused by slips and trips from the surfboard, kitesurfers can also suffer harm from the pressure they put on their bodies – especially the lower legs and feet – while kitesurfing.
Placing blame for accidents in public
When participating in sports, accidents do happen. Sporting injuries are common among enthusiasts of all standards, whether you are just starting out or are very skilled in your chosen pursuit. That being said, if you believe that you have sustained an injury due to the negligence of the kitesurfing company or the local council, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for the harm that you have suffered.
When using public facilities, the owner has a legal obligation to protect your health and safety. When you sustain an injury due to their negligence, they have failed to meet this legal requirement and therefore can be held liable for your sporting accident. In this case, a law firm like Accident Advice Helpline can help you to determine where you stand legally.
Accident Advice Helpline
Whether you injured yourself in a kitesurfing accident or while participating in another sport, if you weren’t to blame for the accident and your resulting injuries then you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for the harm that you have suffered.
Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience in assisting accident victims to claim compensation. Our nationwide team of specialists and legal professionals work around the clock doing everything possible to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Call today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile for a free initial consultation with no obligation to pursue your claim.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice