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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

    The need to regularly check skydiving equipment


    Skydivers using their own equipment and operators providing equipment for amateurs must regularly check skydiving equipment. Here is why checking equipment regularly is of utmost importance.

    The need to regularly check skydiving equipment

    It is imperative to regularly check skydiving equipment. Failure to do so could result in failing equipment causing potentially fatal skydiving injuries. Before the parachute is opened, a skydiver will travel at speeds between 120 and 200 miles per hour. Hitting the ground at these speeds if a parachute fails to open during a jump or somehow becomes detached from the skydiver could result in anything from broken limbs to permanently debilitating or fatal spinal, neck or brain injuries.

    Skydiving companies

    Operators offering skydiving experiences to members of the public have a duty of care to prevent skydiving accidents. It is of paramount importance that they regularly check skydiving equipment. If this is not done and you are subsequently injured by a skydiving accident, the responsible operator could be held liable for your injuries.

    What this means to you

    In other words, if an operator’s failure to regularly check their equipment caused you to sustain personal injuries within the last 36 months, you could well be entitled to claim for compensation from this operator. Our Accident Advice Helpline skydiving injury claim experts can help you get the compensation due to you.

    Why you should claim

    There are two good reasons to make a personal injury claim. First, getting the compensation you are entitled to will probably help with the financial burden put upon you by your accidental injury (medical expenses, loss of earnings, etc.). Secondly, compensation claims often lead to inquests into the cause of accidents. If the operator responsible for your skydiving equipment-related accident was negligent in his duty of care towards you, such an inquest could potentially save someone else’s life by highlighting the need to be more vigilant in terms of checking equipment.

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    To get advice on when and how to claim; confirm your claim eligibility and/or request the assistance of one of our experienced no-win, no-fee lawyers, call our 24/7 freephone helpline and discuss your skydiving-related accident with a helpful, friendly advisor.

    All calls are treated with complete confidentiality. At no point in time will we put you under any obligation to pursue a claim, although we obviously recommend this course of action for the above-mentioned reasons. The number to call is 0800 689 0500 or, if you make the call from your mobile, 0333 500 0993.

    Date Published: February 6, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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