Partaking in sport is good for our fitness and wellbeing, but the physical nature of exercise and sports can also leave people with serious injuries. Something like a skiing accident injury can have a huge impact on the lives and careers of victims and their families.
All sport have risks attached to them, but with a skiing accident injury can be sustained through no fault of the sportsperson, for example someone suffering an injury due to poor or defective equipment, or a surface being defective or poorly maintained. Those are just a few examples of cases where a claim for compensation for an accident could be made.
It doesn’t matter if you are an amateur or a professional — if the accident was caused through no fault of your own or by somebody else’s negligence, you could have a case for compensation. Take a moment now and take our 30-second test to see if you can claim compensation for your sport injuries.
Claiming for a skiing accident injury as a spectator
Spectators of skiing events should be entitled to enjoy the event without being at risk of an accident. Injuries can be sustained if there is insufficient crowd control, adequate safety measures are not in place to protect spectators, too many spectators have been allowed on the slope, the spectators are exposed to hazards, unsafe seating or shelter has been used or there is inadequate lighting.
If you suffer an injury while watching a skiing event, the first thing you should do is to seek medical attention. Not only will this allow you to have the appropriate treatment for your skiing accident injury, but it will also supply you with evidence for a future claim.
As soon as possible after the injury, you should get legal advice from specialist personal injury solicitors who can advise you on your case, let you know the likelihood of success, give you an idea of the potential compensation and build a personal injury case on your behalf. If you suffered the injury through no fault of your own whilst taking part in or watching a sport event, you should be able to make a claim for compensation for sport injuries, which will allow you to move on with your life and compensate you for your suffering and the impact that the injury has had on your life.
Accident Advice Helpline can advise on particular circumstances in skiing accident compensation claims and make sure that you claim within three years of the accident to assist towards a positive outcome. Our staff are very experienced at a wide variety of compensation claims and can take you through all the steps you need to take in order to make your claim. Give us a call on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and we will get the ball rolling.
Date Published: 16th May 2013