Bungee jumping is inherently a fairly risky pastime. Bungee operators are subsequently required to ensure participants are kept as safe as possible by making sure equipment is in good working order and free of any damages; provide instructions on how to jump safely, and so on. This also includes making sure that the risk of slips, trips and falls while preparing to jump are minimised.
I’ve been injured bungee jumping!
Occasionally, operators fail in their duty to prevent bungee jumping accidents or injuries by slipping, falling or tripping. Should this happen and you are injured by a slip, trip or fall or a bungee jumping accident as a result, you could be eligible for personal injury compensation.
Naturally, you will only be able to make a public liability claim if your accidental injuries were indeed caused by the operator or perhaps another member of the public, not by your own actions, ignorance of instructions or generally poor behaviour on your part. In other words, you will need to provide evidence showing that when you were injured bungee-jumping, someone else was liable.
You will also need to file your claim comparatively quickly, as the time limit within which claims have to be made is three years from the date of the accident, when you were injured bungee jumping.
If in doubt
Should you be unsure as to whether you can claim or not, speak to one of our friendly advisors on Accident Advice Helpline’s Freephone advice line. These advisors will ask you a few questions about the accident, your injury and other relevant details before establishing your claim eligibility. Any details you provide will be kept confidential.
What happens next
Once the advisor answering your call has established that you are eligible to claim, he or she will offer you the services of one of the company’s in-house solicitors. While you are under no obligation to accept this assistance, it is highly recommended to do so. Here is why.
About the company
Unlike many other companies, Accident Advice Helpline is not a claims management company likely to pass your claim onto a third party, but a law firm with its own nationwide team of highly trained and experienced injury solicitors backed by years of experience in the claim sector.
Sporting an impressive success record, our company also handles all slip, fall and trip injury claims, car accident claims, and more on a no-win no-fee* basis, leaving you free of worry about how to fund your claim.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice