Windsurfing is an exciting extreme sport which is most popular during the summer months in the UK. Whilst riding the waves might seem exciting, there is the risk of accidents occurring if proper safety precautions aren’t taken. If you have been injured by faulty windsurfing equipment or a negligent instructor, you could get windsurfing injury compensation advice that could help you decide whether to make a claim for personal injury compensation. It doesn’t matter whether you have sustained a minor injury or a life-changing one which has left you unable to return to work – you could still be eligible to make a 100% no win, no fee claim.
How do windsurfing accidents happen?
Since 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has provided hundreds of individuals with windsurfing injury compensation advice. Here are just a few of the most common injuries which could be sustained in a windsurfing accident:
- Cuts and bruises
- Injuries to the head and body caused by collision with the board
- Back injuries such as muscle strain or a slipped disc
- Sprained foot or ankle
- Fractured ankle or foot if you fall off the board with your feet hooked under the straps
- Dislocated shoulder
- Near drowning or hypothermia
Equipment should be regularly inspected and well maintained to reduce the risk of accidents occurring, and if you’re taking part in lessons, your windsurfing instructor should be qualified, with the necessary licences and insurance, in case the worst happens and you are injured. You could make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident if you are injured and somebody else is at fault.
Who’s to blame?
In the case of most windsurfing accidents, a school or instructor is at fault, but if you’ve been injured by faulty equipment, it could be a manufacturing defect. Whoever is to blame for your accident, getting windsurfing injury compensation advice should be your first step if you’re considering making a claim for personal injury compensation. Whether you have suffered broken bones, a sprained ankle or a more serious, life-changing injury such as a brain injury after a windsurfing accident, you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
Just call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about making a claim, or head for our website to take the 30-second test and see how much compensation you could get after your accident. Our injury advisors have over 15 years’ experience, and we specialise in personal injury law.
Date Published: August 2, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton