Doing a parachute jump can either be thrilling or downright terrifying, depending on your point of view, and one thing most of us worry about is whether our parachute will open or not – that’s a perfectly normal fear to have. It might put your mind at ease to know there have been no recorded fatalities in the UK from parachute jumps for the last 20 years, so you’re highly unlikely to be killed during your jump. However, you could be injured, and the injury rate depends on your age, gender, level of fitness, weight and the type of jump you’re taking part in – of course the safety precautions taken by your instructor also have an important part to play.
How likely are you to be injured?
If you’ve been injured in a parachute jump and you feel your instructor has been negligent, you could claim parachute jump injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline. The least dangerous type of jump to do is a tandem parachute jump, where you’re strapped to an experienced instructor – this attracts an injury rate of around 1 person per 1,000 jumps. If you are injured, you’re mostly likely to suffer from broken bones due to striking an object as you land or landing awkwardly, and more serious injuries are thankfully rare.
Claiming parachute jump injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline is a possibility if your instructor has been negligent – for example if your parachute has only partially opened and you’ve had a rough landing or if they have ignored your requests for a tandem jump or have failed to train you properly before your jump, you could be compensated if you’re injured as a result. Our lawyers provide a 100% no win, no fee* service, so whether you have suffered broken bones or more serious injuries, we can help.
Will your claim be successful?
Just as there are no guarantees you won’t be injured when doing a parachute jump, so too is there no guarantee that your personal injury claim will be successful. But with years of experience, you’ll have Accident Advice Helpline’s expert team working hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Whether you have been seriously injured and left unable to work or have been forced to take some time off and suffered loss of earnings, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 today and find out if you could make a personal injury claim.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton