At Accident Advice Helpline, we are committed to providing the best zip wire accident advice to all our clients. If you are looking for such advice, we can help.
We will assign your case to a specialist solicitor who has prior experience in handling zip wire accident claims. Your solicitor will help you collate the necessary evidence required to build a strong case. You should also hold on to any receipts of expenses you incurred as a result of the accident. These will assist your lawyer in determining the amount of compensation to demand from the guilty party.
Zip Wire Accidents
Zip wires are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. They offer the ultimate thrill ride, and zip lining can be an exhilarating experience. Unfortunately, this recreational activity’s rise in popularity has led to a subsequent rise in zip wire accidents.
Zip wire riders are normally placed in harnesses attached to an incline cable suspended above the ground between towers and platforms. They then ride the cable lines at high speeds from one platform to another. It is therefore important that the zip wire equipment be well maintained at all times.
Failure to do so can lead to horrific accidents. The most common causes of injuries include:
- Defective or faulty equipment.
- Inadequate braking mechanisms.
- Incorrect equipment setup leading to riders colliding with trees or platform supports.
- Poor weather conditions.
- Lack of adequate training or supervision when using the zip lines.
- Lack of appropriate risk assessment of the activity.
Victims of zip wire accidents can sustain severe injuries most often caused by falling from great heights. These include serious fractures of the head, spine or limbs. The most serious injuries can cause paralysis, and may be fatal.
If you or a member of your family has been involved in a zip wire accident, you may have valid grounds to claim compensation from the responsible party. You should contact Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible so that we can help you with your claim.
Your zip wire accident compensation claim will only be valid if the accident was caused by someone else’s actions. If you were riding a zip wire at an amusement park or centre, then you need to prove that the owners were in some way responsible for your accident.
It could be that the zip line operators were negligent in their duties, or that the amusement centre owed you a duty of care and they failed to take reasonable steps to prevent you from being harmed. You need to prove that their negligence or carelessness directly caused the accident.
Zip wire operators need to inspect all equipment and gear before use. They are also supposed to provide appropriate training and safety gear to all riders. The safety gear may vary from location to location, and typically includes helmets, gloves, goggles, kneepads, and safety harnesses.
Get in touch
If you have been injured in a zip wire accident and you are considering making a claim, then call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for more zip wire accident advice. Alternatively, you may get in touch with us using the online contact form on our website.
Date Published: August 24, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Other sporting accident claims