One of the questions asked of Accident Advice Helpline is, “Can I claim for a bungee jump accident?” The answer could be a simple one if, in fact, a third party is at fault for the resulting injury due to negligence or some other factor as stated under the law. While no two situations are the same, there are legal guidelines to making a compensation claim. Our expert lawyers are able to discuss a potential claim with you. If it is determined that you have a case, our team will help you through the necessary steps in filing your claim with the appropriate agencies.
Can I file a claim?
First of all, it is important to know if your insurance covers a sports accident. Bungee jumping is classified as a grade 2 sport which means there is danger involved. If your insurance does cover this activity, you may be eligible for compensation if there is negligence or equipment failure.
Making a claim for compensation can seem to be an insurmountable task, but we are here to help. The first thing to do is to determine if there is liability. This means that someone else may be at fault for the injury in some way. The party at fault could be an equipment rental company who did not properly maintain their equipment, or a trainer who was lax in giving instruction or checking to ensure that you were properly geared up for the adventure. There are times when liability may not be blatant or obvious. If you are unsure about liability, call our 24-hour free helpline.
A great number of people have made claims for injuries sustained in sports activities. Many injuries occur while participating in a grade 2 or medium risk sport such as bungee jumping. Even the most experienced bungee jumper can become injured if the bungee cord is damaged or faulty, or if the harness is not fastened properly. Perhaps the training given to the participant before the jump was not accurate or sufficient. If you believe that one of these causes may be responsible for your injury, you should ring the 24-hour free helpline. Our professional team can help you to gather information about potential insurance claims and their procedures.
Unlike many lawyers or legal services that require you to pay a large retainer before your claim is reviewed, our team of experts offer legal counsel with no upfront cost to you. Our no win, no fee* policy enables you to receive advice. Our policy discharges our clients from incurring additional financial debt, enabling them to move on with their daily lives.
Date Published: March 13, 2014
Author: David Brown