It’s coming into the main season for winter sports, and it’s important if you are planning on taking to the slopes you know what you can do if you become injured in an accident. With many people flocking to the slopes, they can become extremely busy and the chances of an accident occurring are increased.
Obviously, when you set off on your trip, accidents and injuries are going to be the last thing on your mind, but if you are unfortunate to be involved in an accident, it is important you speak with a specialist solicitor who can advise you on making a claim after a winter sports accident.
When assessing winter sports accidents that happen abroad, there are several things that may affect your claim, including the country the accident happened in. Your solicitor will need to establish what laws apply in the country the accident occurred, and assess whether you can bring a claim when you are back in the UK. It is important you speak with a solicitor who has experience in accidents abroad, for them to fully establish the eligibility of your claim and apply the relevant laws in relation to your accident.
There are several things you can do to improve your chance of successfully claiming compensation following a winter sports accident. These include:
- Exchanging contact information with all people involved in the event of a collision on the slopes. Ask the person you have collided with if they have insurance, and if so take down their details. Also ensure you get the contact details of any witnesses to the accident and ask them if they are happy to be contacted to give a statement.
- Take photographs of the area the accident occurred to gain evidence for your claim. This will give a clearer picture of exactly what happened. If faulty equipment was to blame for your accident, make sure you take photographs of the defects.
- If the police attended the accident, or a piste service assisted you following the accident, request that they send you a copy of their report. Again, this will help to establish exactly what happened in the accident, and who is to blame for your injuries.
If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. Time limits for making a claim can differ, so you should speak to a specialist accident abroad solicitor to get advice.
Winter sports compensation claims
Freeclaim are specialist personal injury solicitors, with over 30 years’ experience helping clients to claim compensation after winter sports accidents abroad. We have the knowledge and experience to fully investigate your accident and give you the best possible chance in successfully claiming the compensation you deserve.
A winter sports accident claim will not only compensate you for your injuries, it will also take into account any loss of earning which have occurred as a result of your injuries (both in the past and futures losses), as well as any medical treatment you may need to ensure you make the best recovery possible.
Call 24 hours a day on 0800 612 7340 to speak to one of our expert team today. All enquires are free and completely confidential. What’s more, all our winter sports accident claims are taken on a no win no fee basis, so there’s no financial risk to you in making a claim.