A mountaineering accident can be severe, leading to sprains and cuts, broken bones and, at worst, head and spinal injuries. Whether your injuries are minor or severe, medical treatment will aid healing. However, you may feel you need further assistance such as mountaineering accident advice.
To receive this kind of advice you need to contact a legal firm. Here at Accident Advice Helpline our legal team has been advising victims of accidents since 2000, and we are on hand to offer you mountaineering accident advice.
Following an accident, many people contact us looking for advice regarding their options. Accidents often cause serious financial hardship to the victim and his or her family. This is because wages are lost while taking time off recovering. If your mountaineering accident injuries are severe you could be off work for the long term, or you may be unable to work again. This leads to fears for the future. There will also be additional costs such as prescriptions, travel to treatment sessions, and treatment and therapies outside of the NHS. Costly long-term care may also be needed.
By contacting Accident Advice Helpline for advice, you will learn what your various options are and one of those could be to make a claim for compensation. If you choose to go down that road, our experienced solicitors will be on hand to advise and assist you. In the event you decide to file a claim, our solicitors work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis so you will not have to pay anything up front.
Advice when making a claim
By making a claim, you are seeking compensation for your pain and suffering as well as any financial losses sustained. It is a legal process that Accident Advice Helpline has the experience and expertise to deal with.
In order to make a claim, you must not have brought the accident on yourself, and the party who was liable needs to be identified. We can help determine this through the information provided. Our advice for you is to try and record as much about the incident as possible. We will need your own version of events as well as that of any witnesses. Let us know what caused the accident and the name and contact details of the body that organised the climb. If it was part of a mountain climbing holiday we will also need to know the name of the holiday company as they too may be liable.
Our advice is also to keep a record of any wages lost, and future income likely to be lost while off work. Receipts for any costs relating to medication, treatment and care should also be kept. These financial losses, as well as your pain and suffering, will be included in any claim.
If you have not already seen a doctor, our advice is to see one immediately as their report will detail your injuries and will be used to back up your claim.
Contact us today free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to determine the legal options available to you and to obtain mountaineering accident advice.
Date Published: November 12, 2014
Author: David Brown