Tighnabruaich on the east coast of Loch Fyne in Scotland is a very popular destination for those who want to spend their holiday getting fresh air and exercise in a stunning setting. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor pursuits ranging from cycling to sailing and hundreds of people enjoy these activities here every year.
In the majority of cases the physical and psychological benefits of these activities certainly outweighs any risks that may be involved but in a small minority of cases, an accident can occur that was not the injured person’s fault.
If this was to occur in Tighnabruaich then you would need to find a lawyer who works on no-win, no-fee in Tighnabruaich cases to help you make a claim for compensation, a legal process where the injured person requests a sum of money from the person or organisation that was at fault for the accident in which they were injured.
The critical part played by the lawyer who works on no-win, no-fee in Tighnabruaich cases is to help with establishing who was at fault for the accident as this person will be paying the compensation. An experienced law firm like Accident Advice Helpline have got a team of expert personal injury lawyers who will know exactly how to do this.
You can be ‘at fault’ for an accident because of something that you DID or DID NOT do. Here are some examples.
Making no-win, no-fee in Tighnabruaich claims for outdoor activity cases
Some outdoor activities are potentially dangerous and so the risks have to be communicated and controlled. To avoid becoming involved in a case handled by lawyers working on no-win, no-fee in Tighnabruaich cases here are some precautions that may need to be adopted.
- The activity must be thoroughly risk assessed and the organisers have to think carefully about what can go wrong and how likely is that to take place. The next step is to introduce safety procedures to stop it happening.
- You cannot avoid becoming involved in a case handled by lawyers working on no-win, no-fee in Tighnabruaich cases by simply providing safety equipment. It must be appropriate and suitable and there must be enough of it to go around. It must fit the participants correctly and regular inspections are needed to ensure that it is not broken or damaged in any way.
- Appropriate training is vital. Employees must be thoroughly trained in health and safety precautions and the emergency procedures to follow should something go wrong.
- Participants must receive appropriate instruction and some people may not be able to participate at all due to height, weight or medical restrictions. There should be adequate information about this.
- Risk assessments must be updated regularly and always after any incident which may have resulted in the injury of a staff member or a member of the public, these are sometimes called ‘near misses’.
For more information, or to start a claim now, contact the helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 23rd March 2014
Author: David Brown