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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Claiming compensation for an adventure sport injury

    The beauty of adventure sports is that they can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Anyone who enjoys an adrenaline rush can take part and there are various types of sport to try, depending on how extreme you like your sports. On the milder scale, there are lots of adventure parks with activities for children, including zipwires, climbing activities, rock climbing and water sports. Adults can also enjoy the activities on offer in various adventure parks over the UK. However, adults and older children who enjoy a bigger rush can take part in a more extreme adventure sport such as bungee jumping, white water rafting, deep sea diving, rock climbing in the mountains or windsurfing. Other adventure sports and activities include ice climbing, canyoning, paragliding, skiing and ballooning for those who like to look further afield for an adventure.

    Although these sports can be exciting, they do carry an element of risk. However, properly trained instructors and strict health and safety procedures should be in place to reduce the risks associated with these sports. If these are not followed, there may be an accident and you may find yourself claiming compensation for an adventure sport injury.

    Potential sports injuries and accidents

    Adventure sports like rock climbing or zipwiring carry a high risk of injury but this should be reduced if the equipment is adequately maintained, instructors are trained properly and safety procedures are followed. If one of these elements is taken away, there is a risk of injury when taking part. Injuries can be sustained from crashing on a zipwire, falling while at height or falling into water. If someone else is at fault for your accident, you may find yourself claiming compensation for an adventure sport injury. If so, you do not have to do it alone as the Accident Advice Helpline can assist you.

    Accidents and compensation claims

    If you have been the victim of an adventure sports-related accident and there was someone else at fault, you may be able to win a cash payout for your injuries. The Accident Advice Helpline can help you with this so you can give us a call to arrange representation for your claim. Our helpline is free to call 24/7 and we offer no-obligation advice to all who need it. The no win, no fee* policy we offer provides a safeguard for your finances and ensures that any savings you have are protected. If someone else was negligent and you were injured resulting in a hospital stay or time off work, you may be able to win a cash payout to help you cope financially.

    Date Published: October 30, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.