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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

    Safety checks to make before snowboarding

    Snowboarding is a popular sport for those who like the snow and cold weather. It can be an adrenaline-fuelled event especially when doing it down a mountain at fast speeds. As the UK does not experience much snow this sport is usually enjoyed abroad whilst on holiday. However, before you go snowboarding down that mountain there are a few things you need to do in order to avoid a travel accident.

    What checks do I need to do before snowboarding in order to avoid a travel accident claim?

    First and foremost, make sure you are wearing suitable clothing; a thick skiing jacket, gloves and wrist protectors and thick trousers. This will mean if you do fall over you will be less likely to sustain a major travel accident injury.

    As well as this, make sure you check your board before strapping it to your feet. Make sure there is no visible damage, that the straps are intact and that the clips all do up securely with no play. These are all important checks to carry out to help prevent a serious travel accident claim.

    All the checks are done, what next?

    Next is time to strap your feet down to the snowboard. Once again, to prevent a travel accident make sure the straps are nice and tight and that there is no damage to the straps which could cause your feet to come out at all. If you are at all worried about any part of your board do not be afraid to ask someone nearby to have a look. It is better to seek help than to sustain a travel injury. Now, you should be all strapped up and ready to career down that slope.

    If you do or if you have had a travel accident in the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which specialises in personal injury claims such as travel accidents. With years of experience they can make the process as simple and stress free as possible.

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    Date Published: July 8, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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