You are advised to contact us at Accident Advice Helpline if you wish to make a faulty ski equipment claim. This is especially the case if you were involved in a ski accident that you were not responsible for and sustained injuries as a result.
Skiing is a popular winter sport and accidents are quite common, many of which are caused by faulty equipment. These include insufficient helmet padding, broken ski poles or skis, loose or faulty bindings on boots and faulty ski lifts.
Common accidents resulting from defective ski equipment include:
- Poorly maintained ski lifts
- Falls or trips caused by loose or defective straps on ski boots
- Stuck boot bindings that refuse to release the skis when your leg is twisted or you fall heavily, resulting in injury to your leg or ankle.
Any of these situations can result in severe injury if you are skiing down a mountain or using a ski lift. They can even lead to collisions with other skiers. There are numerous types of injuries that can be sustained in ski accidents, ranging from minor bruising and sprains to severe head, neck and spinal traumas.
Who is responsible for faulty equipment?
This depends on the person ultimately responsible for the maintenance of the ski equipment. If you rented defective equipment that resulted in an accident, you can claim compensation from the company that rented it to you. If the accident was caused by equipment that you own, then the manufacturer is responsible. Ski resorts or lift owners are responsible for maintaining ski lifts.
Why should I claim compensation?
Although the payout you receive from a compensation claim cannot restore your health, it can reimburse any expenses you incurred as the result of your accident. This includes the cost of medication, treatment, specialised care, rehabilitation and repatriation to the UK. It can also compensate for loss of income whilst you recover.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
You should start your faulty ski equipment claim as soon as possible. At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that searching for a solicitor to handle your claim might be the last thing on your mind. The situation is made worse if the accident happened outside the UK, which is why we seek to make the compensation claim process as simple as possible for all our clients.
We have a team of some of the best personal injury solicitors in the UK and will find one with the relevant knowledge and experience to handle your claim. All our solicitors work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This means you will not have to pay any upfront fees to begin processing your claim. In addition, you do not pay anything if your case is unsuccessful and if you do win, you keep every penny of the compensation awarded.
Call our helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and one of our team will advise you on how to go forward with your faulty ski equipment claim. Contact us and let us help you get the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Date Published: October 8, 2013
Author: David Brown