An accident while mountaineering can cause serious injuries, and have traumatic consequences for both you and your loved ones. In such circumstances you may well ask: “Can I claim for a mountaineering accident?”
Mountaineering is extremely strenuous and is performed on dangerous terrain. A slip or fall can lead to broken bones, dislocations and sprains, and severe head and spinal injuries. The extreme conditions can also lead to hypothermia and pneumonia.
An accident while mountaineering may also lead to time off work recovering. If the accident caused severe disability, you may not be able to earn a living for a long period, or indeed, ever again. There are the additional expenses associated with such an injury possibly including prescription costs, travel to medical and treatment sessions, and personal care in the case of severe injuries. Even if your injuries are relatively minor, this can be a difficult and expensive time for both you and your family and it would be wise to consider a mountaineering accident claim.
To discover whether you can make a claim for a mountaineering accident, you should seek legal advice from personal injury specialists such as Accident Advice Helpline who have been advising and assisting the public with accident claims since the year 2000.
How to contact us
You can contact Accident Advice Helpline via our 24-hour free helpline where trained advisors can be reached at 0800 689 0500.
Our personal injury specialists have the expertise to deal with accident claims, and they also work on a no win, no fee* basis which means you do not have to pay any money up front when making an accident claim. This means you will be relieved of any additional financial concerns when contacting us at this most difficult of times.
Deciding whether you can make a claim
The answer to your question “Can I claim for a mountaineering accident?” will depend on the circumstances surrounding the incident. To make a claim, you must not have caused the accident through your own negligence. It will also have to be discovered who was liable – that is, who the claim will be made against. In the case of malfunctioning equipment a claim could be made against the supplier, or in the case of a mountaineering holiday a claim could be filed against the holiday organiser or company.
To decide whether you can make a claim, we will need as much information about the accident and the injuries as possible. This means you telling us your version of events as well as those who were present and saw the accident.
For details of your injuries, we will also need your doctor’s report.
In order to cover your financial losses included in the claim, you will need to provide evidence of earnings lost while being unable to work following the accident, and receipts for any additional expenditures.
If we find you have grounds for a claim, our lawyers will also be able to put it together and represent you throughout the process.
When asking: “Can I claim for a mountaineering accident”, contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline to discover the answer and secure the compensation deserved following a traumatic experience.
Date Published: November 13, 2014
Author: David Brown