If you’re an adrenaline junkie, there’s nothing like some extreme sports to get your summer off to a great start. From abseiling and white water rafting to snowboarding, kitesurfing and zorbing, there is of course a risk associated with taking part in extreme sports, but the instructor you’re working with should take steps to ensure your safety. Whether you’re taking part in extreme sports as part of a package holiday or just enjoying a weekend of bouldering or sand kiting, you could make a claim for extreme sports injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline, on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
How did your accident happen?
A negligent sports instructor could put you at risk of injury, whatever type of extreme sports you are participating in. It’s vital that your instructor takes the time to check any equipment you are using – such as safety harnesses for rock climbing – and shows you how to use the equipment properly, providing support if you are in difficulties. Here are a few examples of accidents for which we have handled extreme sports injury compensation claims:
- Faulty rope or other equipment leading to a fall from height whilst climbing
Injuries caused by a damaged ball when zorbing
- Lack of instruction leading to injuries whilst kitesurfing or sand kiting
- Snowboarding injuries after your instructor takes you to slopes which are unsuitable for your skill level
- Fatality or serious injuries after skydiving accident where your parachute fails to open
It’s obviously of vital importance that the instructor or school you choose has a great health and safety record, and this is something you should check out before taking part in extreme sports of any kind. Be aware that operators abroad may not always have such stringent health and safety regulations in place to protect you.
What happens after your accident?
If the worst has already happened and you have been injured, you may have been lucky enough to escape with minor injuries. However, if you have been seriously injured, it could mean a spell in hospital recovering, or even major surgery. If you’ve been left suffering after sustaining life-changing injuries, let Accident Advice Helpline come to the rescue. Call our team of expert advisors on 0800 689 0500 for confidential, no-obligation advice and to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim – it’s free to call so you have nothing to lose.
Date Published: October 27, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton