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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

    Should skiing be considered a high risk sport?


    Skiing is a sport and hobby enjoyed by many people. Whether you practise on dry slopes or ski whilst on holiday it can be both adrenaline fuelling and challenging. However, it can also be a high risk sport, responsible for causing some serious travel-related injuries.

    How can skiing cause a travel accident injury?

    There are many different ways that you can sustain a travel injury whilst skiing especially while on holiday.

    Most slopes are running down often steep mountains. Mountains aren’t just smooth and are often littered with rocks, which are sometimes hidden, which means that it can be easy to collide with one, fall, and sustain a painful travel injury.

    Even if you are skiing on dry slopes, a travel injury can be sustained if you fall over or land awkwardly so even in less challenging environments skiing can be a particularly high risk sport.

    Could skiing really be considered a high risk sport?

    There are many different ways in which a travel accident injury can be sustained, so yes, skiing could be considered a high risk sport. What’s more, the sport requires adequate instruction and an element of skill to prevent accidents occurring, suggesting a level of experience is required to ski with minimised risk of injury.

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    With that considered, even adept skiers are not exempt from the risk of sport-related injury due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances, such as slope conditions, blind spots, and weather. Skiing in the past has caused serious and sometimes fatal travel injuries, through jumps going wrong or collisions with trees or rocks.

    This combination of factors indicates that skiing should be considered within the high risk sport category.

    Travel accident compensation claims

    If you have had a travel accident whilst skiing or even on a relaxing vacation within the last three years, through no fault of your own, you may be able to make a travel accident compensation claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm specialising in accident claims such as a travel injury. We have 15 years’ experience in this field and our legal team strive to make the claims process as simple and stress free as possible for victims.

    All of our lawyers work on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis, and may even be able to settle your accident claim without the need for you having to step into a courtroom.

    To find out more about making a travel accident claim speak one of our advisers on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and there’s no obligation to pursue your claim following your call.

    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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