Every year, thousands of people flock to France to take advantage of the pristine powdery ski slopes. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or an excited novice, it’s important to realise the potential risks involved with this high speed sport. If you’re travelling to Lyon to hit the slopes, here is a brief guide to help you survive the snow and avoid travel accidents.
Survivor guide: Staying safe on the slopes
Skiing is an exhilarating sport, which quickly gets people hooked and sees them returning to ski resorts year on year. Although it is incredibly fun and exciting, it is also one of the most dangerous sports out there, carrying a real risk of serious injuries. If you’re preparing for a ski holiday, here are some suggestions to help you stay safe and avoid holiday injuries:
- ensure that you have the right equipment at all times and check it on a regular basis
- always wear a helmet
- know your limits; ski on slopes which are suitable for your level of ability and experience
- always ensure that somebody knows where you are going so that they can raise an alarm if you are missing for a long time
- book some lessons; professional tuition will improve your skills and ensure you develop the right techniques
- take extra care when skiing off-piste
- avoid borrowing kit off other people
- take regular breaks; going full throttle for long periods of time increase the risk of skiing injuries
Is it possible to make a claim following a skiing accident?
If you’ve sustained injuries abroad following a skiing accident and you believe that your injuries were caused by somebody else’s negligence, you may be thinking about claiming travel accident compensation. Travel injury compensation is awarded to people who have suffered injury or illness through no fault of their own; this may relate to a hotel accident or injuries caused by defective equipment, such as a broken ski lift.
If you would like to submit a claim for holiday accident compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and let our experienced personal injury lawyers do all the hard work for you. The compensation you are awarded may be used to help with medical and rehabilitation costs or to bridge the gap in the event that your income is reduced while you take time off work or look for another job.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice