Ski Injury Compensation Claim

When it comes to taking a vacation not everyone chooses to head to the sun, surf and sea. Many families instead choose to take a winter break away to the ski slopes of continental Europe. Although skiing can be a lot of fun, it can also be quite dangerous if not done properly and with so many tourists often heading to the same areas it’s not hard to see why there are often a number of accidents each year. 

Reveal the remainder of this article »

Skiing holidays can often be expensive mainly due to the remote nature of many of the destinations, and medical treatment in these areas follows that trend. So if you are injured on the ski slopes by a third party then you may want to consider making an injury claim. 

How can skiing injuries occur?

There are a number of ways that skiing injuries can occur and these can result in both short and long term consequences. One of the most common long term injuries that results from skiing is injuries to your knee. Many of these injuries are in fact wear and tear but if you have bought incorrectly designed or manufactured equipment, your skis could be putting additional stress on your knees.

Collisions are another major factor in ski slope injuries and these are the most common among inexperienced skiers. Speed demons tend to come flying down the hill at a rather fast pace and if you are an unsuspecting skier slowly trying to make your first way down then you can quite easily be collected by a more experience skier who simply doesn’t see you. If you are involved in a collision that isn’t your fault then you may be able to claim against the other party for your medical bills.

What types of injuries are common?

The ski slopes can render a whole range of injuries, but some of the most common include:

  • Broken bones – falling off your skies, running into a tree or colliding with other skiers are all sure ways to go home with a broken bone
  • Torn ligaments – most people forget that skiing is a physical activity and therefore do not correctly warm up or stretch before they perform the exercise, this can result in an overextension of muscles and the tearing of ligaments
  • Bruising – falls can easily result in bruising which can turn into either a few simple marks on your skin or lead to more serious complications such as internal bleeding. 

How can I claim?

Skiing is an expensive sport and if you are injured to the point where you need to be airlifted to hospital then your vacation just got a whole lot more expensive. If you have been injured as the result of faulty equipment, or have been run into by a fellow skier, then you may be eligible to make a claim against the other party to cover your medical expenses and any loss of income you have incurred. 

Contact the Manners Pimblett team today on 0845 077 0772 and let our team of experts start working with you on your claim today. 

Contact us now...
Make a claim with our online accident claim form
Free claim calculator
accident claims
injury claims
Call us 24/7 on 0800 970 2907

Article archive

November 2015 August 2015 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 April 2013 February 2013 January 2013 November 2012 September 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 November 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 April 2010