Paragliding can be a once in a lifetime experience – or a new hobby – but as it is an adventure sport, you do need to be aware that there are risks. Although you shouldn’t let the risk of injury deter you from paragliding, it does pay to choose a school and instructor you are comfortable with and one with the appropriate licences and insurance in place. If you’re injured and feel that the paragliding instructor’s negligence caused your accident, guess what? You could make a 100% no win, no fee* claim for paragliding injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline. Just make sure you do so within three years of your accident.
Common paragliding injuries and accidents
The majority of paragliding accidents are down to human error or inclement weather conditions – if you’re a beginner it is likely that your instructor will decide whether weather conditions are safe to fly, although obviously you do have a say. Accidents may be more likely in windy conditions. The most common injuries sustained by paragliders are fractures or sprains to the ankles and legs, as these are unprotected whilst paragliding and a hard landing or low-altitude manoeuvre could easily lead to an injury.
Cuts, bruises and bumps are also possible if you land clumsily whilst paragliding, but these days paragliding injury compensation claims for spinal injuries are rare, thanks to back-protectors, which usually form part of the standard equipment provided by schools. Fatalities when paragliding are also rare, but if somebody you love has been killed in a paragliding accident, you may find you’re able to claim personal injury compensation on their behalf. To find out how much you could claim, why not take the 30-second test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website right now?
Why should you claim?
Negligent paragliding schools and instructors who have not taken steps to ensure the safety of their students should not be allowed to continue operating. Faulty equipment, negligent instruction and a relaxed attitude to safety could all lead to accidents, and if you’ve been injured you have every right to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Your settlement could help pay medical bills or even household bills whilst you recover from your injuries, so you have one less thing to worry about until you’re fit to return to work.
Give Accident Advice Helpline a call today on 0800 689 0500 and find out if you could be eligible to claim compensation after your paragliding accident.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton