Paragliding is an exciting extreme sport, but it’s not without its risks. Although paragliding has a lower injury rate than some other extreme sports, it does have a higher rate of fatalities. If you’re injured in a paragliding accident, your injuries are likely to be serious, which could leave you wondering whether you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation. The easiest way to find out more is to get paragliding injury compensation advice from a personal injury law firm. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people claim compensation for paragliding accidents since we opened in 2000, and we could help you too, no matter how you have been injured.
How did your accident happen?
Your paragliding instructor will normally be the one to make decisions about weather conditions and whether it’s safe to fly. Strong winds or thermal turbulence could increase your risk of being injured in an accident, and if you’re a novice and your instructor has allowed you to fly in these conditions, they could be held liable if you are injured. The most common types of injuries sustained in a paragliding accident are fractures to the legs and ankles, as you’ll contact the ground hard if something goes wrong.
More rarely, clumsy landings can lead to minor injuries such as cuts, bumps and bruises, but you could still claim compensation for your injuries if you feel negligence has occurred. Spinal injuries used to be common, but thanks to the development of back protection, these are now far more rare. If you’re unsure who is at fault for your accident, you could get paragliding injury compensation advice from Accident Advice Helpline that could help you decide whether or not to go ahead with a claim.
Claiming compensation after your accident
Many people don’t make a claim after a paragliding accident as they have only suffered minor injuries. But you may need to take time off work even if you have fractured your ankle or suffered cuts and bruises in an accident. This can affect your earnings, leaving you in financial difficulties that a personal injury settlement could help to resolve. You could get paragliding injury compensation advice from Accident Advice Helpline’s advisors, and there’s no obligation to go ahead with a claim.
If you decide to proceed, our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so you can afford to make a claim no matter what your circumstances. Just call our freephone helpline today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: August 2, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton