On holiday, you are more likely to partake in activities you wouldn’t back home. This includes dangerous extreme watersports. While all extreme watersports carry an element of risk, as we strain our bodies, putting pressure on muscles and tendons, some extreme watersports are considered more dangerous than others.
Before you partake in extreme watersports on holiday, it is important to undergo a thorough induction with a reputable, certified company. By ensuring that you do things properly before you take to the waters, it will be likely that you can claim travel accident compensation should you harm yourself in a watersports accident.
What are the most dangerous extreme watersports?
Of course, some watersports are more dangerous than others. Let’s take a look at some of the most dangerous extreme watersports:
- Big wave surfing: surfing and paddling waves of more than 20 feet high, big-wave surfing is one of the most exhilarating and dangerous waterports.
- Cliff jumping: every year tens of watersport enthusiasts sadly die when tombstoning, which involves jumping from a cliff of great height into the waters beneath.
- Scuba diving: causing conditions such as Barotrauma, Arterial Gas Embolism, and Hyperoxia, scuba diving is a common watersport, but one of the more dangerous extreme watersports.
- Cave diving: swimmers can easily become disorientated when cave diving, causing them to lose their group and drown. Lacerations and head injuries on jagged cave sides are also common.
- White-water rafting: white-water rafting is the white-knuckle of extreme watersports; myriad injuries can occur of varying severity from broken bones to head injuries.
Claiming compensation for watersports accidents
If you have been injured in a watersports accident abroad through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim compensation for the harm you have suffered.
Holiday accident compensation claims can be complex, which is why, at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to all personal injury victims. Following this consultation, we aim to be able to advise you on where liability may lie, and your eligibility to claim.
Getting in touch with us
For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. Whenever is good for you, were waiting to take your call.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice