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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."

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    Common skiing holiday accidents


    Common skiing holiday accidents include collisions with other skiers, as well as snowboarding and tobogganing accidents. Occasionally, malfunctioning ski lifts may cause falls from height. Defective electronic or electrical equipment in your hotel room may also lead to injuries by electrocution, fire or explosions.

    The most common skiing holiday accidents

    By far the most common skiing holiday accidents, however, are slips, trips and falls on pistes, roads, and pavements, in hotels, shops, restaurants, and other establishments.

    Common injuries

    Injuries sustained by these common skiing holiday accidents can vary significantly in severity and may include anything from minor cuts and bruises to:

    • Wrist or ankle sprains
    • Ruptured ligaments in your legs
    • Lower leg fractures
    • Concussions
    • Broken bones in ankles and wrists

    Depending on circumstances, these common skiing holiday accidents could also be responsible for head, neck and back injuries of varying severity.

    Falling from a height while skiing, for example, could result in potentially life-changing or even fatal head or spinal injuries. Collisions with other skiers, tobogganing or snowboarding accidents could cause whiplash injuries.

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    Preventing incidents

    Most common ski holiday accidents can be prevented by:

    • Being aware of other piste users
    • Acting in a responsible manner that does not endanger you or others
    • Ensuring you are wearing suitable clothing and any necessary protective gear
    • Ensuring your equipment is well maintained
    • Not skiing on pistes requiring levels of skill exceeding your abilities

    Trips, slips and falls on roads and pavements and in shops, etc. can often be prevented by:

    • Minding your step at all times, especially on snow, icy or wet surfaces
    • Looking out for and, if necessary, reporting slip, trip or fall hazards in your hotel, restaurants or shops to responsible authorities as quickly as possible
    • Many trips and slips are the results of excessive consumption of ‘hot toddies’, so prevent trip and slip injuries by keeping your intake of alcohol down to a safe limit.

    Claiming compensation

    If you were hurt in a skiing holiday accident someone else was responsible for, you may be entitled to claim for compensation against the responsible individual. To make a successful personal injury claim, it will be necessary for you to enlist expert legal assistance.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Specialising in public liability claims, we have over 15 years’ experience in ensuring people like you get the travel accident compensation they deserve.

    We offer a confidential, no-obligation chat with an advisor to every personal injury victim. Call us today on freephone helpline number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

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