Kayaking is an adventure sport that’s not for the faint of heart, and if you’re taking part in kayaking in the UK, it’s important to choose a school or instructor that has the necessary experience to keep you safe. If you or a member of your family have been injured in a kayaking accident, it’s normal to feel angry and frustrated. But if you also feel that more could have been done to prevent your accident from happening, then you might be able to make a personal injury claim. For no-obligation kayaking injury compensation advice, you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline at any time.
Common kayaking injuries
You might be wondering, “What’s the worst that could happen?” when it comes to kayaking injuries. In fact, this can be a dangerous sport, and you could sustain serious injuries if you’re involved in an accident. Since 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of people claim compensation for kayaking accidents after they or their children have been injured. Here are just a few examples of the types of injuries we have handled claims for:
- Cuts and bruises
- Serious lacerations (usually from falling onto rocks)
- Head injuries including concussion and brain injuries
- Respiratory difficulties from drowning accidents
- Crush injuries
- Broken bones
- Facial lacerations and injuries
If your child has been injured on an organised kayaking trip, for example if they have gone on a school trip and the school has failed to keep them safe, then you could make a claim for personal injury compensation on their behalf. Or it may be that you’ve been injured whilst taking part in kayaking lessons, due to faulty equipment or poor instruction. Whatever has happened, there’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim, so it’s a good idea to get kayaking injury compensation advice.
Should you claim compensation?
Accident Advice Helpline’s expert advisors will never push you into making a claim. In fact, you can get no-obligation kayaking injury compensation advice in confidence, at any time, when you call our freephone helpline. If you do decide to go ahead with a claim after your kayaking accident, our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so anybody can afford to make a claim.
You could be eligible to receive compensation even if you have suffered minor injuries, but the decision to claim is yours alone. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about how we could help you get the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: August 2, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton
Category: Water sports accident claims