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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."

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    Five safety checks to make when skydiving abroad

    There are few activities you can take part in on holiday as thrilling and exciting as sky diving. Leaping from a plane thousands of feet up and then sailing down to earth as you look out over stunning scenery for miles around – there’s nothing like it.

    Obviously the sport is a dangerous one, and there are some safety checks you need to carry out before taking part in skydiving abroad.

    At 10,000 feet a slip, trip or fall can be fatal when skydiving abroad

    Because of the nature of sky diving abroad, you need to ensure safety is paramount at all times. The merest accident could prove to be catastrophic at such heights and high speeds.

    Here are five things you should do to ensure you are as safe as possible when skydiving abroad.

    1. Research the Skydiving school you are using – A good school will usually have a great safety record.

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    2. Check your own equipment thoroughly – Make sure you check and double check everything is in place.

    3. Wear the correct footwear – You don’t want to trip or slip when you are thousands of feet up.

    4. Use the correct head gear – Ensure your helmet is of a decent standard as this can save your life

    5. Listen to advice – Your instructor is experienced, so listen to what they tell you.

    Making a personal accident claim after an accident on holiday

    Accidents can happen anywhere, on holiday as well at home – and it doesn’t always have to be when you are doing something dangerous like sky diving. If you are hurt in an accident on your holidays you may be able to claim for compensation to cover medical bills or transportation costs when you get home.

    How to make a claim

    Accident Advice Helpline is a compensation provider for personal injury compensation and has over 10 years of experience of dealing with road traffic accident claims, personal injury claims and work accident claims.

    Their friendly, professional advisors are available on their freephone helpline, which is answered 24/7 and work purely on a no win, no fee basis.

    In order to help you decide whether you have a case for compensation, Accident Advice Helpline provides a quick 30 second test, which they will use to decide of you have a valid claim for compensation.

    In the majority of cases, there is no need to attend court as most of the information gathering is done over the telephone.

    Date Published: November 11, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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