Many students embark on skiing adventures during their gap year. Unfortunately, these adventures are occasionally cut short by skiing injuries.
Causes of skiing accidents
Injuries by skiing can be the result of inexperience; skiing on unsuitable slopes or inappropriate behaviour by skiers. Injuries by equipment failure have also been known. Equipment may, for example, break or snap, or the connection between boot and ski may become loose. Either way, injuries sustained while skiing can be severe.
Slips and trips in ski resorts or while approaching ski lifts are also fairly common, and falls from height may occur if safety procedures while on such lifts are not observed or equipment fails.
Severity of ski-related injuries
The injuries sustained in ski slope accidents can range from severe cuts, bruises and broken or dislocated limbs to possibly life-changing back, abdominal or head injuries. Depending on circumstances, such injuries abroad could even be fatal.
Gap year accidents
If you suffered an injury during your gap year, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation. This will be the case if the incident leading to the injury was the result of equipment failure or another individual’s mistake, bad behaviour or negligence.
Travel accident compensation and other personal injury claims normally have to be initiated within three years of the injury being sustained. If you were a minor at the time of your accident on holiday, this may be extended to three years from the date of your 18th birthday.
To get more information on whether you are eligible to claim, what your chances of success are and, most importantly, how to claim, contact an advisor of Accident Advice Helpline. The helpline for this law firm can be called 24/7 via a freephone number. All the details you provide will be kept confidential. This also applies when choosing the alternative option and contacting the company online.
Accident Advice Helpline
This law firm has been working on securing accidental injury compensation for members of the public for many years. Services provided by the company’s experienced injury lawyers and other costs are not charged for until the claim process has been successfully completed. This conditional fee type agreement is also known as no win no fee* claims and means all costs incurred during a claim will be covered by a percentage of the compensation received, avoiding unnecessary worry about the financial aspect of claiming for compensation.