Climbing is an activity that is not for everyone. It is not for the faint-hearted either when it comes to climbing mountains or sheer rock faces. It is however, a real challenge and one that some people love to try out for themselves.
When you are new to climbing it can be a good idea to practise the skill indoors at first. This might sound odd, but there are in fact several outlets across the country that have indoor climbing walls available. These are staffed by experienced people who know how to supervise people in learning how to climb. You will still use ropes and harnesses to support you as you climb and to keep you safe, just as you would outdoors. This means it is easier to learn the ropes, so to speak – if you’ll excuse the pun.
The reality of injuries
Climbing is not without its risks. However, you should be able to stay safe and manage those risks if you have an experienced tutor who can teach you how to use the ropes to make sure you are safe. There should also be a degree of trust between you and the people you are working with, to ensure you are always in a good and safe position.
Climbing wall injury compensation isn’t something you want to have a reason to claim. However, there could be instances where you might end up claiming it if you are hurt because of negligence. Falling from a height could well be a possibility if the tutor does not check the ropes or ensure you are safe before you start climbing. A lack of qualifications or training could mean they have been negligent, and the centre providing the climbing wall may be found negligent too.
Is the wall safe to use?
Even if the tutors are exceptionally well-trained and qualified, the climbing wall you are using must also be checked and confirmed to be safe at all times. While rocks can easily fall unexpectedly in the real world, you would expect the climbing wall to be safe to use. If this is not the case and you are injured as a result, climbing wall injury compensation could be paid.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now to find out if you could claim. The number you need is 0800 689 0500 so make that all-important call today.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead