Trying your hand at something new?
Who doesn’t love the challenge of trying something new? Of trying something that makes our heart race and our skin tingle? There are many sports and activities in the UK that we can try, from ski lessons on a dry ski slope to learning to sail, kayak or windsurf.
But how do you know that you are safe? How do you know that the heart-racing tingle won’t end in needing expert injury solicitors in Cowes?
It can be hard to know when a new activity is safe. If you trying a new activity, look for instructors who are qualified and happy to show you these qualifications. Experience is good too, but we all have to start somewhere. If you instructor is newly qualified, who is supervising them? Don’t be a guinea pig for the instructor or venue. Insurance is essential, too – ask to see certificates if they are not clearly displayed.
Signing a document that says you are doing this at your own risk is all well and fine, but if the risks are more like unfettered hazards then this is worthless. Signing papers like this is no defence or deterrent to you claiming compensation with expert injury solicitors in Cowes. Make sure the instructor runs thorough a risk assessment.
Taking reasonable precautions
In order to claim compensation, as any expert injury solicitors in Cowes will tell you, the accident or incident must not have been your fault. By taking part in a new activity as a novice, this does not mean that if anything goes wrong you can have no claim.
Any venue or outdoor centre will know that there are risks and hazards involved, and will need to take time to identify these. Following this, they will then need to identify how they are going to eradicate these risks; if they can’t get rid of them completely, how are they going to manage them?
Managing them means having guidelines and regulations to which they must work, for example not taking a novice sailor out in stormy seas, or checking that climbing ropes are in a good state of repair and not frayed or weak.
Call Accident Advice Helpline for expert injury solicitors in Cowes
Failing to follow their own guidelines, as well as any rules and regulations laid down by governing bodies, can lead to terrible consequences. If you have been hurt and are not sure if you are entitled to compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. Our initial advice is free and there is no obligation, so on this occasion there is no risk!