Parasailing can be great fun if you have a head for heights. The idea is you wear a parachute that is always open, and you are towed along by a powerful motor boat. The parachute gets you up into the air, offering you a great view of wherever you are. Eventually you will be set down in the water, so you should be wearing a life vest before you begin.
Obviously health and safety should be paramount in a situation like this. Thankfully this is usually the case. Many companies offering parasailing as an option make sure anyone who takes part has the right equipment and is briefed on what will happen and how to react. This helps keep the safety levels as high as possible.
What could go wrong that might result in parasailing injury compensation?
While the majority of people who try this sport complete their attempt in safety with no injuries incurred, this is not always the case. There have been incidents where people have been seriously hurt – and sometimes it is not their fault.
For example they may not have been fully briefed on what they must do or what will happen. Perhaps the person in the boat is not experienced in operating it or they are going too fast or erratically to be safe. In other situations the life vest or even the parachute may not have been checked or maintained, and may therefore be unsafe to use.
Seek parasailing injury compensation today
If you have been hurt in an accident that occurred while you were parasailing, it is definitely worth finding out whether there is any chance of being awarded compensation. If this is so, you could end up being on the receiving end of a significant payout, especially if you sustained serious injuries in your accident.
You never know what the consequences could be in terms of being injured in a situation like this. If you cannot rely on your life vest, or you are put down in a dangerous area, you could drown or be hurt as you land.
Whatever happened to you, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to see whether you have a strong case. Our team members are on hand to make sure you get the expert advice you are looking for, on a no-obligation basis just when you need it.
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead