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Winter Sport Accident Claims
Accident claims relating to winter sports are relatively common because of the dangerous nature of activities like skiing and snowboarding. Successful claims in skiing or snowboarding are when:
- someone has been under an instructor or a class and it went beyond their limitations
- experience or through a failure to provide correct equipment or ensure it was correctly used
- using a course which is not suitable for novices.
Common Skiing Injuries
Skiing and snowboarding can result in a range of injuries, from breaks and fractures to more serious head injuries and spinal injuries. Injuries to the joints including elbow and knee injuries are particularly common.
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Can I Make a Skiing Accident Claim?
Sometimes, accidents occur that involve a single skier or snowboarder and could not have been prevented by anyone else. For instance, a skier may land badly after a jump, accidentally fall over or collide with a tree.
In these cases, an individual is usually able to claim for their injury and any medical expenses through their travel insurer (provided they are on holiday at the time).
However, some injuries are caused by the negligence of someone else. This is known as a non-fault accident and in these cases, individuals may be able to bring a personal injury claim against the negligent party.
Common third parties in skiing and snowboarding accident claims include:
- Ski instructors who have provided improper training
- Another skier
- Tour operators who have failed in their duty of care to keep you safe on holiday
- A piste authority
Experienced In Accident Involving Winter Sports?
If you have suffered an accident or injury while skiing or snowboarding you may be able to make a compensation claim. Some skiing and snowboarding accidents can result in serious injuries that may prevent you from working or require extensive treatment or physiotherapy. A successful compensation claim can help to alleviate the financial stress associated with an injury. In addition, it will compensate you for your pain and suffering.
How Much Compensation?
All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. Compensation is understood by looking at two specific factors: general damages and special damages.
The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused are main factors that are used to determine how much general damage compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that highlights the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity. Our compensation calculator will give you an indication of how much general damage compensation you might be entitled to based upon your injuries.
In addition to receiving compensation for your injuries, you may be able to reclaim any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries. Compensation for financial losses is known as special damages compensation. This can include losses such as loss of earnings due to not being able to return to work, the cost of treatment as well as travel to treatment. It is important that you keep any receipts or evidence of additional losses in order for these to be reclaimed.
With the exception of children, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident initially occurred. Therefore, you should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to assess your case.
Making Personal Injury Claims
If you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, you may be entitled to compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
First Personal Injury works with both families and individuals across England and Wales, leading them on their legal journey and helping them claim compensation after an accident or injury.