There’s no denying white water rafting is loads of fun – but it’s definitely a sport which appeals to adrenaline junkies! Crashing down falls in a raft is putting yourself at the mercy of Mother Nature, but luckily you’ve got your instructor or the event organiser to keep you safe, right? Well actually, you could be at risk of being injured if the instructor you’re with is negligent about safety.
What do we mean by negligent? Things like not checking your raft or equipment to make sure it’s safe to use, for a start. So if you are injured, you could find yourself considering claiming white water rafting injury compensation. And you’d be well within your rights too. Accident Advice Helpline can help by providing a 100% no win, no fee* service, so there are no money issues to worry about.
So, you’ve been injured whilst white water rafting?
Ok, so it’s an extreme sport, which means that there is an inherent level of risk involved, but that doesn’t mean that instructors or those running a white water rafting business are allowed to be negligent. They have a responsibility to ensure any participants are safe whilst under their care, and injured parties could have a viable claim for white water rafting injury compensation.
You might have suffered breathing difficulties, lung problems or even hypothermia after being thrown from a raft and finding your life jacket didn’t function as it should, or perhaps you have been forced onto a river grade that doesn’t suit your level of fitness. Faulty equipment such as a life jacket or helmet that doesn’t function properly is a leading cause of minor injuries when white water rafting, whilst being hit in the face with a paddle also ranks highly amongst the list of common injuries. You could be thrown from the raft and suffer head, facial or spinal injuries when you hit an object such as a rock, or suffer lacerations from rocks and other objects.
Should you claim personal injury compensation?
We’re not about to tell you if you should claim white water rafting injury compensation; that’s your call. But we will say this: if you’ve been injured due to a negligent instructor or rafting school, why should you be the one to suffer physically and financially? Because your finances will definitely be impacted if you need to take time off work after your accident, even if your injuries are minor. The best way to decide whether or not to make a claim is to be informed, so give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 for confidential, no-obligation advice today.
Date Published: October 27, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton