If people get injured when they go gliding, the solicitors in Lee-on-the-Solent may be one of the many solicitors they can approach for help with raising a personal injury claim for compensation.
As free as a bird
Gliding is a great recreational past time, and sport. It’s a wonderful free flying experience, and there is a thriving club scene here in the UK. From the purely recreational, to aerobatics and international racing championships, there’s something for everyone who loves flying. The national gliding team here in the UK is ranked as being one of the top teams in the world.
The upper limits
Gliding is open to anyone of all ages. You can fly solo from the age of 14, and there is no upper age limit. Distances of more than 600 miles in a single day have been flown by one glider. They can reach speeds of up to 170 mph and have flown as high as 40,000 feet.
Gliding accident statistics
Gliding is not a particularly dangerous sport or pass time, but like any activity, there are certain risks involved. Gliding has an excellent health and safety record, but accidents do happen, and the following statistics apply:
- In the 8-year period ending 2013, there were only five fatal or serious accidents relating to winch malfunction.
- In previous 8-year periods, the average was 24 incidents per period.
- Over the past 14 years. There have been 117 glider incidents that involved disconnected or insecure control, insecure winds, or insecure tail planes. Of the total number of 117 people hurt, 10 people died from their injuries, and 8 people sustained serious injuries.
Solicitors in Lee-on-the-Solent may be able to help you to launch a personal injury claim
If you happen to suffer an injury through gliding, and you believe the blame for the incident that caused the injury to be down to someone other than yourself, then you may be entitled to claim compensation, and solicitors in Lee-on-the-Solent may be able to help you to launch a personal injury claim.
Look for a ‘no win, no fee*’ injury claim solicitor
The most important consideration when looking for solicitors to help you with any personal injury claim is that company you choose to commission should be able to offer you a ‘no win, no fee*’ contract. This gives you the comfort of knowing that should your claim fail, your solicitor will not charge you a fee.
Valuing your claim
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we offer our ‘no win, no fee*’ injury claim services (as recommended by Esther Rantzen) on a national basis. We also provide a HOW MUCH online compensation calculator that anyone can use totally free of charge to check the potential validity of their claim, and find out how much it could be worth. It takes only 30 seconds and as well, as being free, is offered without obligation.
To find out more, call our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile phone.
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Date Published: 10th April 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Legal Services
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