Heading off on an adventure holiday is an exciting time, whether you are travelling alone, with friends or with the whole family. Adventure holidays could cover anything from trekking in the Himalayas to bungee jumping in Spain or whitewater rafting in the UK – but there are usually plenty of adrenaline-fuelled activities involved! Unfortunately, taking part in activities on holiday does put you at risk of being involved in an accident. Whilst most adventure holiday providers take steps to ensure their activities are as safe as possible, negligence can occur, and this could lead to an accident.
Type of adventure holiday accidents
Accidents have the potential to occur on any holiday; perhaps slightly more so when you are taking part in outdoor activities. Here are a few examples of the types of accidents which could occur on an adventure holiday:
- Slips, trips or falls
- Injuries due to faulty equipment, for example a faulty bungee jump harness or climbing rope
- Broken bones or cuts and bruises from a winter sports accident such as skiing or snowboarding
- Injuries whilst using a zip wire
- Caving and potholing accidents
- Climbing accidents caused by faulty equipment or poor supervision
- Watersports accidents
Whether you sustain minor injuries or are more seriously hurt in an accident on holiday, if you booked your holiday as a package deal through a travel operator, they could be held liable if they have been negligent.
It’s their duty to ensure that any organised activities on your holiday are safe and that equipment is up to standard – regularly checked and well-maintained. If this hasn’t happened, you may be considering claiming compensation.
How to claim compensation for adventure holiday accidents
When it comes to making a claim for compensation, you’ll need the services of a reputable personal injury lawyer. They will usually be able to tell you whether your claim is viable and assess where the blame lies for your accident.
Evidence will be gathered in support of your claim – with most personal injury claims there is no need to attend court, so that’s one less thing to worry about. Claims will normally be made against the holiday company that you booked your holiday with.
How we can help
With over 13 years’ experience handling personal injury claims, Accident Advice Helpline are here 24/7 to offer confidential advice; there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim.
Whether you have been injured whilst abseiling or suffered broken bones after a winter sports break, we can help.
Call us today and we’ll usually be able to tell you within 30 seconds whether you have a viable claim; all our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so you don’t have to worry about expensive legal fees.
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown