Have you been injured windsurfing? It’s a popular pastime and sunny days in the UK mean people take to the beaches and participate in windsurfing across the country. But because it’s considered an extreme sport, windsurfing isn’t without its risks, and it pays to make sure the company or instructor you’re with has the correct licences and insurance to keep you safe on the water. If you’re injured, you could claim windsurfing injury compensation for your pain, suffering and any lost earnings, and Accident Advice Helpline can help you.
Choosing the right school
Whether you are learning to windsurf at the beach or on a reservoir or lake, choosing the right windsurfing school is important, as a negligent school or instructor could increase your risk of being involved in an accident. Most windsurfing schools will hire out equipment to beginners, such as boards, rigs and wetsuits, which means you won’t need to invest in your own kit to begin with. However if the equipment you are borrowing is not safe to use, then you could be injured.
Safety procedures must always be followed when windsurfing and your instructor shouldn’t push you too far beyond your ability. In inclement weather such as wind, rain or stormy weather, windsurfing lessons should usually be stopped to reduce the risk, particularly if you are taking lessons at sea.
It’s also important that you get the training you need before being left to windsurf alone. If you or a member of your family has been injured and you feel a negligent instructor is at fault, why not find out if you could claim windsurfing injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline? Our lawyers provide a 100% no win, no fee* service, provided you make a claim within three years of your accident.
What injuries have you sustained?
You could suffer minor injuries from a windsurfing accident, such as cuts and bruises when your rig overturns. Or you could be seriously injured and suffer broken bones, head injuries, facial injuries and even back or spinal injuries if you are flung off your board in stormy weather. That’s why it is important to choose a reputable windsurfing school at all times. If you’ve been injured, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today (it’s free to call) and find out if you’re eligible to make a personal injury claim. You could get confidential, no-obligation advice from our team of expert advisors.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton