Hang gliding is considered to be an extreme sport – other examples of extreme sports include snowboarding, skydiving and kayaking. As with all extreme sports, there is an element of risk involved in hang gliding, but provided you choose a company and instructor with the correct licences, permits and insurance in place, you can minimise your risk of being involved in an accident.
As with any extreme sport, it is vital that health and safety procedures are followed, to prevent an accident from occurring, and if you’ve been hurt whilst hang gliding, you could make a claim for hang gliding injury compensation. But don’t let just any personal injury law firm handle your claim – trust Accident Advice Helpline, as we have years of industry experience and our advisors offer confidential, no-obligation advice.
The risks of hang gliding
So, we were talking about the risks of hang gliding, but what are they exactly? Over the years, we have handled a number of claims for hang gliding injury compensation and here are some of the most common accidents we have come across:
- Individual is too light for the hang glider provided, so they are unable to control it
- Lack of training in how to operate the hang glider has led to an accident
- Faulty hang glider or safety equipment has caused a crash into rocks, trees or buildings
- Falling from the hang glider if it is too heavy for you
- Companies allowing hang gliding flights to take place in windy or stormy weather which could cause an accident
Whilst hang gliding is a fairly safe sport if safety precautions are taken, a negligent instructor or hang gliding company could cause you to be injured in an accident. If the worst happens, you have three years to make a personal injury claim, and Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
What is the claims process?
The first step when considering making a claim is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. Whether you have suffered broken bones, facial injuries or a life-changing injury such as a spinal injury that has left you permanently disabled, we can help you claim compensation for your hang gliding accident. We’ll gather evidence in support of your claim, taking into account your injuries and any financial losses such as loss of earnings, to work out your settlement. If your claim is successful you could be awarded a settlement which could help you out financially whilst you recover from your accident.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton