Skimboarding can be great fun. The sport involves going out to meet the waves coming into shore and riding them on a short board that is typically smaller than a surfboard. Sometimes however, this exciting sport can be risky or even dangerous, and you may suffer an injury. In such a case, you may need to raise a skimboarding accident claim to help you attain financial compensation for the injuries you may have suffered.
If your skimboarding accident occurred in the last three years and someone else was to blame for it, you may be able to raise an accident claim. This is where Accident Advice Helpline could help. We specialise in representing people who were injured because of someone else’s actions.
Skimboarding – the risks
Skimboarding can be a risky sport for participants. The activity involves skimming along the waves as they roll towards the shore. The board is relatively short and you need quite a lot of skill and agility to remain on it at all times. In fact, falling off the board is quite common. You may slip as you practise, knock into the sand or objects in the sea, or collide with others around you. Usually little slips and falls are harmless. They may in fact be a good way for you to improve your skimboarding abilities.
However, some skimboarding slip-ups can be more serious. You may have suffered a serious injury (physical or psychological) by falling off your board or colliding with someone else. You may have lost consciousness under the water, fractured a hip or collarbone or been left with cuts by falling onto a sharp object in the water.
If your skimboarding accident was someone else’s fault, you could potentially claim compensation for your injuries. Being in an accident and getting injured can be a traumatic experience, but it can also leave you out of pocket. You may have had to take time off work, leading to a partial loss of earnings, or even had to resign altogether due to your injuries. Even a short time off work can have severe negative effects on your daily life. A skimboarding accident claim could be just the thing you need to meet your continued financial obligations.
Accident Advice Helpline’s website offers a free 30-second online claim calculator. This self-service tool can give you quick insight into whether your claim is likely to succeed, and what your compensation could be worth. You can also phone our free 24-hour helpline on 0800 180 4123. Our friendly call advisors will take the details of your accident and decide if you have a potentially valid claim. If you are eligible, one of our specialist solicitors who work on a no win, no fee* basis will advise you about the best legal course of action. We always strive to help you obtain the best personal injury compensation that we can.
Date Published: November 16, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Other sporting accident claims