Into extreme sports? Then you’re going to love kayaking. Yet as with any adrenaline sport, there are risks associated with kayaking, and you should be aware of your own personal safety before you take to the water. It’s a good idea to choose a trusted instructor or kayaking centre where you know you will be in safe hands. What about if you’ve already been injured whilst kayaking? Well, you could claim kayaking injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline. Since 2000, we have helped a number of white water rafters and kayakers to claim personal injury compensation on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so if you have been the victim of negligence, get in touch with us.
Common kayaking injuries
Compared to some other extreme sports, kayaking injury rates are actually fairly low; that’s not to say that they don’t happen, just that it is more rare for us to handle a claim for kayaking injury compensation than for other sports, such as bungee jumping, for example. In case you’re wondering what sort of injuries could be sustained on the water, here are a few ideas:
- Striking an object in the river such as rocks or debris could lead to shoulder injuries (such as dislocation)
- Injuries to the head, face and neck are common, after being struck by a paddle or similar object
- Wrist injuries can be caused by the constant flexing and extension of the wrist needed to wield the paddle
- Lower back strain is another common injury
- A faulty life jacket or helmet could lead to a drowning fatality or life-threatening injuries
- An instructor leading you into waters where you are above your capability could have life-threatening consequences
What’s the next step?
If you’re considering making a claim, we recommend getting in touch with us as soon as possible after your accident as there is a three-year time limit to make a claim. You can call us on 0800 689 0500 to discuss your accident in more detail and get no-obligation advice from our expert advisors. Whether you have been left permanently disabled after a kayaking accident or are in pain from a dislocated shoulder, we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings.
Chances are you have taken time off work after your accident, and the last thing you want is to worry about your finances. A personal injury settlement could eliminate those worries, giving you the money you need to cope until you’re able to return to work.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton