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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

    Top 3 abseiling accidents

    Abseiling is one of the most dangerous sports to participate in. Injuries sustained in abseiling accidents can range from minor cuts and bruises to broken limbs, neck, head and back injuries. Here are some of the most common accidents that can happen while abseiling.

    Common abseiling accidents

    The three most common abseiling accidents are:

    • Falling from height due to failing anchors
    • Abseiling straight of the rope’s end or being lowered off the belayer’s rope’s end
    • Being dropped by inattentive belayers

    Other comparatively common abseiling accidents include:

    • Being hit by falling objects (rocks or ice)
    • Being caught in an avalanche while approaching the abseiling site
    • Landing badly during bouldering activities
    • Falling from height due to not being tied in properly

    Many abseiling accidents can be prevented by checking equipment thoroughly before setting off and:

    • Checking each other’s tie-ins
    • Securing rope ends with prusik, Kleimheist or auto-lock knots
    • Ensuring climbing partners are responsible and will not drop you due to lack of attention

    Getting plenty of sleep and taking breaks to prevent tiredness is equally important, as tiredness is often the main cause of abseiling accidents.

    Right to claim

    If you were injured while abseiling because new equipment failed or because your climbing partner did not pay adequate attention, you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    With over 16 years’ experience in processing abseiling injury claims, we can provide you with helpful compensation advice and get you the compensation your abseiling-related accident entitles you to fast and efficiently.

    What to expect

    Working for you under a 100% no-win, no-fee* conditional fee agreement, our solicitors will support you from start to finish of the claim process. This includes establishing who is liable for your accidental injury, gathering necessary supporting evidence and negotiating your compensation award with the person or company you are claiming against.

    In many cases, our legal experts can avoid claims having to be settled by a court. We cannot, however, promise that we will be able to do this in your case, as claim circumstances vary.

    Once your claim has been concluded, a percentage will be deducted from the amount you were awarded to cover any legal fees and other expenses we may have incurred during the claim process.

    Call us

    To get free, no-obligation advice and/or enlist the help of our nationwide legal team, call our 24/7 freephone helpline from any UK landline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 today.

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading name of Slater and Gordon UK Limited, a company registered in England & Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 125 446 327, registered office 50/52 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HL and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for insurance mediation activity.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.