Canyoning is one of the most exciting extreme sports. Participants can enjoy climbing, abseiling, swimming, base jumping and scrambling. As with all extreme sports, there is a high chance of being injured whilst canyoning. As a law firm with years of experience in all areas of personal injury compensation including sports injuries, Accident Advice Helpline has gained expert knowledge when it comes to identifying potential accidents and injuries. Here we look at some of the most common canyoning accident injuries:
Slips, trips and falls
As with many sports, choosing the appropriate footwear is essential when canyoning. Uneven and wet terrain create a serious risk of slipping, tripping or falling so it is important to choose the correct type of footwear, in this instance, climbing boots. Slipping tripping or falling when canyoning can be fatal, so it is important not take safety lightly.
Canyoning often involves jumping from cliffs into pools of water. Many people decide to jump into a pool of water before checking whether it is safe to do so, resulting in a number of fractures. Accidents from jumping into pools of water can be caused by pools of water being too shallow, or trees jutting out from the cliff edge or hidden obstacles under the surface.
Repetitive Strain Injury
Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI occurs when a continuous and excessive strain is placed on the same muscle groups. Canyoning can be exhausting and places serious strain on the hands, wrists, back, neck and shoulders. It is important to avoid the chances of an RSI occurring by taking regular rest breaks and wearing the correct protective equipment.
Accident Advice Helpline and claiming compensation
If you’ve been involved in a sports accident within the last three years that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information. Our lines are open 24/7 and are staffed by friendly, professional advisors. All of our claims are made on a no win no fee* basis, meaning you won’t be out of pocket should your claim for compensation fail and you are under no obligation to proceed with any claims for compensation that may be discussed over the phone. Amounts quoted are guideline amounts only and may not accurately reflect a final payout of compensation.