As with any accident here in the UK or overseas, you may be able to claim for a skiing accident so long as you were not responsible for the incident leading to your injury. The fact that your skiing accident took place abroad might, of course, complicate matters. Laws in countries overseas differ to those here. There are differences in language to be overcome as well. Also, there could be a tighter deadline for making a claim, so it is advisable that you seek legal advice as soon after your misfortune as possible when asking the following question: “Can I claim for a skiing accident abroad?”
Skiing poses dangers, and people who engage in this sport are aware of this. For a claim to have any chance of success following your skiing accident, therefore, you must have kept to the rules and standards expected on the ski slopes. Because these can differ from country to country, it is important that you seek advice from solicitors who specialise in this kind of case, such as those here at Accident Advice Helpline. Having shown that you were not responsible for your skiing accident overseas, the next step is to discover who was liable, as the skiing accident abroad claim will be made against them.
There are causes of skiing accidents that are not the fault of the skier. This can include being issued with faulty equipment, which as far as this winter sport is concerned would be putting the skier in serious danger. Another reason why someone may suffer a skiing accident while abroad could have been from being given incorrect information about the weather, or condition of the ski slopes for instance. You may also have been injured because of someone else’s recklessness.
Whatever the reason for your skiing accident while in another country, you may have grounds for a claim, providing that you were not responsible for the accident and that another person or body was responsible, either through negligence or a deliberate or reckless act. Whatever the reason for your misfortune while skiing abroad, you will need the kind of specialist legal advice and representation provided by Accident Advice Helpline.
A successful claim will not only provide compensation for any physical and psychological harm caused by your accident, but could also have crucial financial implications for you. You may have incurred large medical expenses abroad or have been repatriated while under medical supervision. There may also be loss of earning through time off work while recovering, as well as any future expenses that will have to be taken into consideration.
You can make initial contact with us via our customer helpline, which is free to call on landlines and at standard operator rates by mobile on 0800 689 0500. If we believe that your skiing accident abroad case is strong enough for a claim, you will be represented on a no win no fee* basis.