When you sign up for your first skydiving experience, you will be asked to provide some medical information. Here is why it is important to provide correct medical information when skydiving for the first time.
Providing correct medical information when skydiving
There are two reasons why you need to provide correct medical information when skydiving. The first reason is the fact that skydiving can make certain health conditions or prior injuries worse. To prevent this from happening, anyone aged 40 or over and/or suffering from any of the conditions listed below, must obtain their doctor’s written approval before they will be allowed to train for a skydiving jump:
- Severe joint sprains or back strains
- Previous fractures, arthritis or chronic bronchitis
- Asthma, rheumatic fever or pneumothorax
- Kidney or liver disease
- Adrenal, thyroid and other glandular disorders
- Chronic sinus or ear disease
- Any condition requiring regular drug use
- Anaemia and recent blood donations
- Epilepsy, fits or recurrent blackouts/giddiness
- Severe head injuries, nervous system or brain diseases
- Diabetes, lung or heart disease
- High blood pressure, dislocated limbs or recurrent weakness
- Mental illness, alcohol or drug addiction
Secondly, if you do not provide correct medical information when skydiving and you are injured in a skydiving accident and/or an existing condition or injury is made worse, you may not be able to claim for personal injury compensation, even if someone else was responsible for causing your skydiving injury.
When you can claim
You may be able to claim compensation for a skydiving-related accident if your accident while skydiving happened within the last three years and was caused by someone else (e.g. though defective equipment, lack of or inadequate provision of training, lack of or inadequate safety procedures).
How to get started with a claim
You can confirm whether you are entitled to make a claim or not by having an informal, confidential chat with one of our sympathetic Accident Advice Helpline advisors. Once you have answered a few simple questions and your eligibility to claim has been established, the advisor will offer to have one of our in-house solicitors assigned to your case under a conditional (no-win, no-fee*) agreement.
If you decide to take us up on this offer (you are under no obligation to do so), this solicitor will support you throughout the claim process in a professional, effective and efficient manner.
Get your claim started today by calling our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 or, if using a mobile, on 0333 500 0993 now.
Date Published: February 7, 2017
Author: Accident Advice