Tightrope walking is dangerous at the best of times, but risks are significantly higher when no harness is used. Here are some of the dangers of tightrope walking without a harness.
The dangers of tightrope walking without a harness
Tightrope walkers are exposed to several risks, including:
- Weather conditions suddenly changing while half-way across the rope. If it starts raining, for instance, the wet rope could cause the walker to slip and fall.
- High winds causing the walker to lose balance
- The rope starting to bounce, making it difficult to maintain balance
- Birds landing on the end of a pole, disturbing the precarious balance of the walker
- Insects distracting the walker by stinging or biting
When tightrope walking without a harness, the risk of any one of these dangers causing a fall from height and serious, potentially fatal, personal injuries is significantly increased.
Injuries on holiday
Tightrope walking without a harness takes many years of training. It is therefore not something you are likely to do for fun while on holiday. This does, however, not mean there is no risk of you sustaining an injury by holiday slips, trips or falls.
You could, for example, be injured by slipping on wet flooring at your hotel or while visiting a local attraction. Trip injuries at hotels, theme parks and even shops are equally possible, as are falls from height. You may, for example. be injured by a fall from height when visiting places like the Grand Canyon or Niagara Falls, or while on hiking or climbing holidays.
Right to claim
Should you suffer an injury by tripping, slipping or falling while on holiday, you may be entitled to make a holiday injury claim. An accident on holiday would qualify you for a claim if it:
- Was caused by someone other than yourself
- Occurred within the past three years
If you think you may have a holiday injury claim, you can get no-obligation, free compensation advice by calling our freephone helpline.
We are Accident Advice Helpline, a law firm specialising in securing personal injury compensation for members of the public. Boasting more than 15 years’ experience and operating on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, we can help you get your compensation quickly, efficiently, and without any hassle.
For more detailed information, helpful advice and to enlist one of our in-house solicitors’ support, call us from your mobile or UK landline on 0333 500 0993 or 0800 689 0500 today. Calls to these no-obligation advice lines are confidential.
Date Published: May 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice