If your child decides they want to go on a school ski trip, it can be a bit of a worrying time. They’ll be far from home and learning to ski, and there is the potential for school ski trip accidents to occur. The good news is that with proper supervision and health and safety procedures, the risk of accidents on a ski trip can be minimised. That’s not to say that an accident definitely won’t happen, just that there is less risk.
If your child has been involved in an accident whilst on a skiing trip, it can be tempting to automatically blame the school. However it’s important to be as objective as possible about what actually happened. Some accidents, such as falling and breaking your leg whilst skiing, are unavoidable, and nobody is to blame for these types of school ski trip accidents.
Other accidents, for example a child falling off a cliff edge whilst unsupervised, are entirely avoidable – had better supervision been in place, your child may never have been injured. If you believe that your child has been injured in an accident caused by somebody else’s negligence, contact a personal injury lawyer to find out whether you’re eligible to make a claim for compensation.
How has your child been injured?
Unfortunately, school ski trip accidents could lead to serious injury, and your child may have sustained any of the following injuries:
- Cuts and bruises
- Broken bones
- Concussion/head injuries
- Injuries caused by a fall from height
- Facial injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Frostbite/snow burn
If your child has been injured whilst travelling on a school trip, it’s a good idea to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. A three-year time limit applies in which to make a claim, so it’s important to move quickly.
We’re here for you
If you need advice relating to your child’s accident, call Accident Advice Helpline, we’re here to listen. We are also here to offer confidential, no-obligation advice and we work on a 100% no win, no fee basis. So however your child has been injured, we can help you claim the compensation you (and they) deserve.
Because we have specialised in personal injury claims since 2000 and come highly recommended by our patron, TV personality Esther Rantzen, you know you can trust us to provide you with outstanding customer service. Pick up the phone and call our freephone helpline today on 0800 689 0500 – we’re waiting to hear from you.
Date Published: April 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen