Some sports are naturally more dangerous than others, and you may well include rock climbing as one of the more challenging sports you could try. However, very few individuals will take part in this sport and end up considering the possibility of making rock climbing accident claims because of something that happened to them.
It’s easy to see how you could become involved in a rock climbing accident – climbing at height (indoors or outdoors), complex equipment such as ropes and belaying equipment, and other risks such as inclement weather, could all put you at risk of being injured in an accident. Rock climbing training sessions can occur at indoor venues that provide climbing walls for practice. Then, of course, you can go to an outdoor location and tackle a real climb.
Is rock climbing training safe?
In many cases, people attend training sessions before attempting rock climbing. This is to ensure they find out how to do it without running the risk of injury – and injuries that could potentially occur while rock climbing can be very serious. Trained instructors will provide ample advice, support, and training to ensure you are ready to climb.
It is a good idea to choose a recognised venue with qualified instructors to ensure nothing goes wrong. A good venue will understand the importance of health and safety and how it applies in these situations. Suffice to say, if you choose wisely, you shouldn’t need to be concerned about the likelihood of being among the few who make rock climbing accident claims each year.
Rock climbing injuries and examples
Injuries you could sustain from a rock climbing accident could include:
- Head injuries such as concussion, a skull fracture or a brain injury, after a fall
- Wrist and ankle injuries such as strains, sprains or broken bones
- Cuts and grazes from the rocks
- Drowning injuries if you fall into water
- Facial injuries if you hit your face or if something falls onto you
- Broken bones
- Back injuries
As you can see, the injuries you could sustain can be serious – indeed, some are life changing. It is not impossible for there to be fatalities in this sport, although they are immensely rare. Hence why proper training, proper equipment, and reliable instruction are all so important, because together they can help prevent accidents from occurring.
Who was at fault?
If you find yourself wondering who is liable for a rock climbing accident, then Accident Advice Helpline could help you. Since 2000, we have handled hundreds of rock climbing accident claims, and our lawyers are here to get you the compensation you’re entitled to. You will probably have lots of questions about rock climbing accident claims, and if so, you will be wondering whether you could claim for any injuries you have suffered.
You’ll need to do so within three years of the accident if you do have a good case, but calling our team means you can get easy answers to everything you no doubt wish to know.
How did your accident happen?
Rock climbing usually takes place under supervised instruction, although if you are a more experienced climber, you may work with a partner who manages the ropes. If you’re wondering how to prevent a rock climbing accident, things like checking your ropes and equipment are safe to use, ensuring you wear protective headgear and making sure you are qualified for the type of climb you’re about to attempt are all good things to think about.
If you’re injured, it could be that your instructor, climbing school or partner are held liable for your accident, and you could be compensated for your injuries. Provided you have received treatment for injuries sustained in a rock climbing accident and you make your claim within three years of your accident happening, we should be able to help you.
In some cases, injured climbers are left doubting the reasons behind their accident. Was it just bad luck? Were they somehow at fault? Was it really the fault of a third party that they were hurt? It is understandable to feel like this, and to go through so many thoughts in your mind. However, if you want to dispel any queries or doubts you have, the best course of action to learn more about rock climbing accident claims is to speak to someone at Accident Advice Helpline.
Rock climbing accident claims with Accident Advice Helpline
Claiming for a rock climbing accident isn’t any more complex than making any other type of personal injury claim. The good news is that with most rock climbing accident claims, you won’t need to go to court. We can process most claims over the phone, whether you’ve suffered a serious brain injury or cuts and bruises. The most important thing is to call as quickly as possible, once you have been treated for whatever injuries you have.
Remember, too, that your treatment acts as evidence that the injuries occurred. It also provides insight into how much your claim could potentially be worth. This is useful to know, and if one of our lawyers can help, they will tell you more.
The cost of making a rock climbing accident claim with Accident Advice Helpline may surprise you too. There are no upfront fees to worry about as we provide a no win no fee service. Just pick up the phone and call us today on 0800 689 5659 to find out if you have a viable claim.