Are you claiming compensation in Stockport after base jumping?
Despite a variety of adventurous sports already being available, new activities are being invented all the time. One of the most recent options for those looking for adventure is base jumping. Those who take part in this activity tend to use parachutes to break their fall when jumping off of fixed objects, such as buildings, monuments or mountains.
Although there are companies now dedicated to offering base jumping experiences, it’s important to realise that trespassing on property can sometimes be considered a criminal offence. If you were to attempt to base jump off of a building without permission, you could face questioning by the police and you could even be charged with a criminal offence.
In addition to this, base jumping without proper supervision could mean that the building or object hasn’t been properly assessed. You could find that there isn’t enough landing space for you to use your parachute or that the drop won’t allow enough time for the parachute to slow your speed down.
If you are tempted to try this activity, it’s vital that you find a reputable company who can help you to try out the activity in the safest way possible. Unfortunately, adventurous sports do tend to carry a risk of injury and from time to time people may be hurt whilst taking part in these types of activities.
If you have been hurt in this way, and you felt that your injuries were actually someone else’s fault, rather than being a natural risk of the activity, there is action that you can take. If you can show that you were hurt because of something or someone else, there is a chance that you could obtain compensation in Stockport for your injuries.
Although someone or something does need to be responsible for your injuries in order for you to make a claim for compensation in Stockport, this doesn’t necessarily mean that they had to intend to injure you or to harm you in any way. You could even find that the manufacturer of your equipment is held responsible for your injuries if they were what caused you to get hurt.
As adventurous activities and sports can result in serious injuries, the amount of compensation in Stockport you could be awarded may be substantial. If you’d like to know how much compensation in Stockport you could receive before you bring your claim, we can help. Our 30-second test is a quick and easy way to find out just how much compensation you could receive and it’s available on the Accident Advice Helpline website right now!
Once you’re ready to make your claim for compensation in Stockport, or if you have any questions about making a claim, you can contact us at any time. Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to speak to a member of our team today.
Date Published: 4th August 2014