Snowboarding can be fun for the whole family, but did you know it accounts for more injuries than any other outdoor activity? Making sure you’re receiving instruction from a qualified, experienced instructor can reduce your risk of accidents occurring, as can checking your equipment before setting off on the slopes. But if you have been injured and are wondering if you’re eligible to claim snowboarding injury compensation, you could find out by getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. You could even take the 30-second test on our website, to see how much compensation you could be entitled to.
Common causes of snowboarding injuries
Since 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has handled hundreds of claims for snowboarding injury compensation, and here are some of the most common causes of accidents and injuries on the slopes:
- Chair lift accident
- Fall or collision with a banner, tree or fence
- Collision with other snowboarders
- Accidents caused by lack of instruction from instructors
- Accidents due to an equipment failure
Injuries sustained snowboarding can range from minor injuries such as leg fractures, knee injuries and wrist and ankle sprains to serious, life-changing injuries such as spinal injuries, head and brain injuries – even fatalities. Statistically, children and adolescents are most at risk of being injured snowboarding, but safety is paramount even for experienced adult snowboarders. If you have been injured in a snowboarding accident and you believe your instructor or the snowboarding school is to blame – for example if you hired faulty equipment – then you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Or it may be that the snowboarding resort is at fault for failing to maintain their chair lift to a safe standard. Whatever has happened, Accident Advice Helpline can offer you confidential, no-obligation advice that could help you decide whether to make a claim for compensation.
How much compensation could you get?
Whilst you can take our 30-second test for an idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to, the only real way to find out how much your settlement will be is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to make a claim. Our experienced personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis and will take into account the severity of your injuries as well as any financial losses you’ve suffered, when working out your settlement. It’s free to call and get advice from our expert advisors, so get in touch today.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton