Beach holidays aren’t the getaway of choice for every holidaymaker. The thrill-seekers among us who venture abroad often prefer something a little more adventurous, often opting for holidays such as skiing breaks. While adrenaline-fuelled activities are fun, they can lead to injuries, in which case you may need to claim for travel accident compensation.
What sort of dangers does skiing pose?
Although you may expect that skiing is particularly dangerous, the overall injury risk for snow sports is low. Dangers occur when skiers collide with other enthusiasts, fall due to failed equipment, loss of control, have insufficient experience, or are sometimes the result of lift failures.
Typically, there is a very low fatality rate from snow sports in general. Injuries which are common include cuts, bruises, broken bones, and damage to ligaments.
Is claiming travel accident compensation straightforward?
Often when you have been a victim of personal injury, the last thing that you want when you return home is the stress of processing a personal injury claim.
This is where law firms such as Accident Advice Helpline are able to assist. Taking the pressure out of the process, Accident Advice Helpline will assess your claim with their extensive legal team.
What are the obstacles?
Unfortunately, holiday-related claims for accidents which occur abroad are often a little more difficult to process.
Other countries have different laws to the UK and therefore your injury may not have been as a result of anything unlawful in the country that you visited. Liaison between legal teams in foreign destinations can also be complex and time consuming.
Despite this, if you booked your ski break package through a UK travel agency, the company has a legal obligation to keep you safe, under UK law. This means any accidents on holiday, whether during your travel, at your accommodation, or while partaking in activities the company have arranged, all fall under their responsibility bracket.
Is my claim eligible?
If the travel injury took place on a holiday which occurred in the last three years and you are able to prove that this accident was no fault of your own, your case could be eligible for travel accident compensation.
You will need to provide documentation to strengthen your case, such as photographs of the incident and your injury, and medical records for any treatment you received abroad and in the UK as a result of the accident.
Accident Advice Helpline compensation calculator evaluates the basis of your claim, determining whether your claim is worth pursuing.
Date Published: November 26, 2013
Author: David Brown