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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    Gap year accidents: Endured a skiing injury?


    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, trips and falls

    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.

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    Public liability claims

    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.

    Claiming compensation

    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.

    Date Published: July 8, 2014

    Author: SM Content

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.