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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

    What to do if you’ve experienced a ski lift accident


    Skiing is an adrenalin-pumping activity, which attracts thousands of people to the snowy slopes of France, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Canada, the USA and Austria every year.

    Although skiing is fast-paced and fun, it is also very dangerous. If your skiing holiday has sadly ended in disaster with a ski lift accident, Accident Advice Helpline can help to make the situation a little better by helping you to claim travel accident compensation.

    Common types of skiing accidents

    Skiing is one of those adventure sports that is guaranteed to get your pulse racing, but it is also one of the most dangerous adrenaline activities . If you’ve been involved in a skiing accident abroad, you may be eligible for compensation. Examples of potential skiing accidents include:

    • Injuries sustained by a poorly maintained, faulty or non-functional ski lift
    • Injuries caused by faulty equipment.
    • Accidents involving other skiers or individuals
    • Accidents resulting from poor tuition; for example, if you were taken to a slope that was far too advanced for your ability

    Injuries sustained in skiing accidents can range from minor cuts, grazes and bruising, to potentially life threatening injuries, including multiple fractures and internal injuries, spinal and head injuries and paralysis.

    Sadly, as skiers tend to travel at such fast speeds, the impact of an accident is often very serious.

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    Claiming compensation for a ski lift accident

    In order to claim no-win no-fee compensation for an accident abroad, you must be able to prove that you were not at fault and the incident must have occurred within the last three years. If you were injured overseas through no fault of your own, Accident Advice Helpline will do everything they can to secure your travel accident claim.

    In the case of ski lift accidents, if you were injured as a result of the lift not working properly, negligence on the part of the operator or the lift was faulty, you could have a viable travel accident claim.

    Take photographs of the lift and your injuries, seek medical advice, ask eyewitnesses for their contact details so that they can provide a written statement and report the incident to the authorities in charge of the slopes and the company responsible for your holiday. The information you gather can be used as evidence by our team of personal injury lawyers.

    Give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our advisers, and start your claim for personal injury compensation.

    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: SM Content

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