If you’re scared of heights, look away now. Bouldering is a lot like rock climbing – but without the ropes. You might think that’s crazy, but when you begin bouldering on an indoor climbing wall, there are padded mats beneath you to catch you should you fall. Of course, when you take to the great outdoors to scale a sheer cliff, it’s a little bit different, but hopefully you’ll be under the watchful eye of a qualified, experienced instructor whether you’re bouldering indoors or outdoors – which should minimise your risk of injury, shouldn’t it?
Accidents can happen
Unfortunately, bouldering accidents can and do happen and if you have been injured, you might want to explore your options when it comes to making a claim for bouldering injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline. If you’re bouldering with an instructor – which is likely if you’re a beginner or are learning – then they should be a qualified, experienced and competent person. Failure to instruct you properly or assist you if you are struggling could mean they’re held liable if you’re injured. When you’re on an indoor bouldering wall, there’s also the possibility that faulty or worn equipment could cause an injury.
It’s likely you’ll rent shoes from the climbing centre, and if they are worn or damaged, this could affect your grip. Loose holds on the climbing wall could break off, leading to a fall – and without ropes to stop you, you could hit the mats hard, sustaining a back, neck or head injury or fractured bones. The climbing centre or instructor could be held liable for your injuries and ordered to pay you compensation, particularly if you’ve sustained life-changing injuries which will mean you need medical treatment or care in the future.
Is claiming easy?
It depends on your personal injury lawyer, but when you make a claim for bouldering injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline, you know you’ll receive the very best advice from our team – we have years of experience specialising in personal injury law. That’s not all though. Our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis and there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim, so you can call us at any time on 0800 689 0500 for confidential advice. The claims process for most personal injury claims is usually fairly stress-free, whether you have suffered a serious head injury after an outdoor bouldering accident or injured your back in an indoor bouldering fall.