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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

    Survivor Guide: Mountain climbing


    When you take part in adventure pursuits, there is always the risk of experiencing slips, trips and falls, or other sport-related accidents. This being said, beyond little trips and grazes, each activity presents its own more severe health and safety risks, which is also true of mountain climbing.

    Common mountain climbing accidents

    Mountaineering is a highly satisfying pursuit, but it is also extremely physically demanding. From climbing the rock face or abseiling down a rugged cliff, mountain climbing requires a great level of skill, patience and dedication.

    Yet, even the most accomplished of mountaineering fanatics aren’’t exempt from tumbles and falls and other mountain climbing injuries. The most common mountain climbing accidents include, but are not limited to:

    • Myriad injuries and suffocation caused by avalanches
    • Falls caused by belay problems
    • Falls from the rope when abseiling
    • Falls due to inadequate rope length when abseiling
    • Strikes to the head or other body parts by falling rocks or debris
    • Trips and falls caused by poor footing
    • Respiratory issues, depending on height and climate of climb

    In the event that you do suffer a sporting accident, be sure to seek medical attention immediately. If applicable, also report the accident in question to your adventure pursuits company.

    Who is responsible for my mountain climbing accident?

    If you have suffered a mountain climbing accident and you believe that someone else is responsible for the injury and distress you have endured, they could be held liable.

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    Most likely, if you were involved in a mountain climbing accident while under the supervision of an adventure pursuits company, due to their negligence, you will be able to claim personal injury compensation on the basis that they have failed to ensure your health and safety.

    All mountain climbing accidents are unique, and so at Accident Advice Helpline we offer a free initial consultation to help victims of mountain climbing injuries determine both liability and their eligibility to claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    No matter the nature of your mountaineering accident, whether you experienced a small trip or a more severe fall while abseiling, at Accident Advice Helpline we can help you retrieve the compensation you are entitled to.

    To receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience.

    Date Published: April 6, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

    Survivor Guide: Mountain climbing


    Mountain climbing is not a sport for the faint hearted and certainly not something that can be taken up as a ‘quick’ sport on holiday. That said, many gyms and sports facilities these days have climbing walls where the necessary skills can be gained, as well as the opportunity for building the right muscles. General fitness is a must, but in particular strong hands, arms and legs must be developed so that mountain climbing can be considered as a serious sport.

    Are you up to the challenge of mountain climbing?

    Before embarking on an actual climb, you must consider the following;-

    • Are you climbing with someone who has the relevant experience? You shouldn’t climb unsupervised when you are new to the sport and for safety you should never climb alone, in any circumstances.
    • Is your equipment in good condition? If you are climbing as part of a guided party, ask the team leader if the equipment is checked regularly. Reputable guides won’t mind you asking.
    • Don’t climb with anyone who makes you feel uncomfortable. Being high on a rock face is not the time to find that one of your party is not taking things seriously.
    • Train up to your climb; don’t let your fitness level fall because you have ‘finished’ training. Training is an on-going process.

    Despite your care, you are injured. What next?

    Injuries sustained during dangerous sports are not uncommon of course and most sports-people see this as part of the acceptable risks of pursuing their sport. On occasion, though, an accident happens which could have been prevented and if you feel this is the case with you, then you should ring Accident Advice Helpline and tell them what happened. If the accident was caused by someone else’s irresponsible behaviour or lack of reasonable care, you could well have a claim for compensation.

    We take all the hassle away

    Our experienced and friendly staff will talk over your case and help you to decide whether you are likely to receive compensation. Our service is provided on a no win no fee* basis and so there are no up-front fees to find. We will deal with all of the paperwork and phone calls where needed. This is a huge relief to our many satisfied clients who often can’t really stand the hassle of pursuing a claim when they may, in many cases, still be incapacitated. As long as the accident was not your fault and happened in the last three years, give us a call.

    Date Published: March 11, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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