Reading the terms and conditions before signing a sky diving contract is important. It is, however, of even greater importance when ‘no liability clauses‘ are present. Here is why.
No liability clauses in the UK
Chapter 50 of the 1977 Unfair Contract Terms Act (England, Wales & Northern Ireland) limits the extent to which companies can avoid civil liability for breaches of contract or other duty and negligence by means of a contract’s terms and conditions. While this does protect you to a certain extent in case of a skydiving accident caused by an operator breaching his duty of care towards you, it is wise to familiarise yourself with the terms of this act before signing any no liability clauses.
The law may not be as clear in other countries. If you intend to go skydiving as part of a holiday abroad, it would therefore be extremely helpful to look into relevant laws before signing any contracts containing no liability clauses. Unwittingly signing a clause that exempts an operator from liability could cause you a great deal of trouble and financial hardship in case of a skydiving injury, even if it was caused by an operator’s misconduct or negligence.
Accident Advice Helpline
Our nationwide legal team has more than 16 years’ experience in handling skydiving and holiday accident claims. Boasting an excellent track record, our in-house solicitors are well versed in the laws of the UK and many other countries.
As such, they can examine your situation, any clauses you may have signed and what this means to you in terms of claiming for personal injury compensation effectively and efficiently. While we cannot guarantee the outcome of a claim for an accident abroad. We at Accident Advice Helpline will do our utmost to get you the compensation you are entitled to.
If you had an accident while skydiving and believe someone else was responsible for it, give our team a call, even if you signed any clauses exempting operators from liability in the UK or abroad. We will explore your options and determine whether a claim has a chance of success.
If we believe there is a good chance of making a successful claim, you will be offered the help and support of an in-house solicitor on a no-win, no-fee* basis. To find out whether you are entitled to make a compensation claim, call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a UK landline or your mobile now.
Date Published: February 7, 2017
Author: Accident Advice