The number of accidents resulting from canyoning is constantly in the news and a canyoning accident claim often has to be made.
Canyoning can be a dangerous activity and first timers should make sure that they have chosen a reliable company or organisation that will take them on a gentle and introductory level activity before tackling anything more challenging. Every canyon will have its own particular hazards, with which the guide should be completely familiar. Nevertheless, people are attracted to the sport in ever-increasing numbers because of the appeal of experiencing breathtaking scenery in remote and spectacular settings.
Those who want to progress with canyoning and advance to greater challenges will need to learn a variety of outdoor sporting and climbing skills, including abseiling and rope tying. As it is a group activity, the safety of others should always be considered, and the skill levels of the individuals in the group should be similar.
Tips for canyoners
- Always be self-reliant and take responsibility for your own safety.
- Do not go canyoning if rain is forecast or if the weather is looking changeable.
- Do not go alone.
- Know how to swim.
- Take spare warm clothes to avoid hypothermia.
- Do not participate in large groups with more than eight people.
Flash flooding is a constant and very real danger in canyoning. Sudden storms may appear out of nowhere, sending torrents of water flowing down the mountains. The risk of hypothermia is present from inadequate protection from cold water. Large potholes that are very deep with slippery sides leave canyoners with little chance of escape.
Even with very thorough preparation, there is always the chance of an accident through unexpected circumstances. Equipment can fail and guides and instructors may make an error. Any number of hazards can result in an accident.
Victims of accidents in canyoning may need to make a canyoning accident claim and Accident Advice Helpline is ready to assist through their 24-hour free helpline on 0800 689 0500. This free service aims to provide prompt advice for people suffering injuries from accidents that were the fault of someone else.
If you are in this regrettable situation then Accident Advice Helpline has the answers you are seeking. They can offer swift advice about compensation matters, your legal standing and the correct way you should proceed. A competent team of solicitors is available and they are prepared to work on your claim on a no win, no fee basis. They have been able to assist people with personal injuries with claims to compensate them for the suffering they have experienced.
Overcoming a serious injury can be a very stressful and traumatic experience. There are many worries including the pain of physical injury and the burden of extra financial pressures. Medical treatment bills soon mount up, particularly when time off work is required to recuperate.
Call our 24-hour free helpline on 0800 689 0500 right away and start the process to gain the compensation you need, and focus on getting your life back to normal again.
Date Published: August 24, 2014
Author: David Brown