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Winter Sports Accident Claims
If you have been involved in an accident while participating in a winter sport, such as skiing, snowboarding or ice skating, and the incident was due to somebody else’s negligence, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. At JMW, our specialist solicitors will help you to recover the compensation you deserve if you have suffered an injury that could have been avoided.
To make a claim, get in touch with us today by calling 0800 054 6570 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you.
About Winter Sports Accidents
We have helped many people who have sustained an injury during a winter sports activity abroad, for example, following a collision on the slopes, or during a ski lesson. In some cases, if your activity was part of your holiday package you can make a claim for compensation against the tour operator. Our team has handled claims involving the following winter sports:
- Ice skating
There are a wide range of injuries that can be caused by winter sports accidents, from broken bones to serious head injuries or spinal injuries with life-changing consequences. The most common causes of winter sports accidents include:
- Improper training from an instructor
- Faulty or inappropriate equipment
- Faulty or inappropriate use of machinery, for example, ski lifts
- Collisions with other participants
In many cases it is possible for you to pursue a claim in England.
Who is Responsible?
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, a claim can be pursued against one or more of the following:
- The ski resort
- The tour operator
- The tour company responsible for organising the winter sports activity
- Another individual participating in a winter sport or their insurer
- The company that hired or manufactured the equipment
What to do After a Winter Sports Accident
If you suffer an accident while participating in a winter sport, if you are able to do so, you should take the following steps to support a potential compensation claim. These measures can help to prove that another person was responsible for your injuries and help to ensure your claim is a success:
- Take down the name, contact details and insurance information of the person that was responsible for the accident
- Take note of the service personnel that assisted you and request a copy of any reports made
- Take photographs of where the accident happened and any defects that were to blame for your accident
- Take the names and contact details of any witnesses to your accident and ask them if they are happy to be contacted
Is There a Time Limit to Make a Claim?
You should act quickly to seek advice following an accident. Time limits related to compensation claims can vary depending on the circumstances. If an accident happened abroad, claims can be subject to the law of the country that it took place. In some jurisdictions in the EU, this time period can be one year.
What Can I Claim Compensation For?
A claim will be calculated based on a number of factors, including:
- Loss of earnings
- Medical expenses
- Travel expenses
- Care and rehabilitation
- Home modifications
Why Choose JMW?
Our expert solicitors can understand how frustrating suffering an injury can be, especially if it ruins your holiday. We aim to ensure the impact of your injury and the resulting effects - emotionally, physically and financially - are taken into account when making your claim for compensation.
We will take a look at your claim and discuss the next steps with you, explaining the claims process in a clear and concise manner so that together we can make the best possible case for you.