Orienteering is something plenty of kids do when they are young. You can learn a lot from it, particularly how to find your way around a forest, wood or similar outdoor environment with the aid of a map and compass. As such, it is a useful skill to have, and one you might fall back on when you are an adult.
Whatever age you happen to be, orienteering courses are great fun and can be very rewarding too. You are challenged to find certain pointers along the route, which could be very short or several miles in length. By polishing up on your map-reading skills you could find it far easier to find your way around wherever you end up in future situations too.
Where does orienteering injury compensation come in?
Whoever organises an orienteering expedition should take great care in doing so. They must make sure no one is in any undue danger that could be avoided. For example, the route shouldn’t go near anything in the landscape that could present a possible danger. If you were hurt because you were following instructions that took you into potential danger, this might lead you to a possibility of making a no win, no fee* claim for compensation.
Similarly you should be given appropriate information that will help you go through the course safely and with the relevant safety equipment if needed. If health and safety has not been properly adhered to in every way, this could potentially point to negligence on the part of the organiser.
Finding out more
Obviously if you have been injured, you’ll want to make sure those injuries are not serious. Therefore, medical attention will likely be a very good idea indeed. Once this part of the process is done, you should think about whether you want to make an orienteering injury compensation claim. The best way to learn more is by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. You might end up getting just the advice you need.
Call now and take advantage of the free enquiry line we have created for people just like you to use whenever they need to. If you could make a claim, our lawyers may be able to lead you through the process and take on the hard work for you from start to finish. One simple call may be the start of something good.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead