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Winter sports accident specialists
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident while participating in a winter sport, Holiday Claims Bureau offer expert legal advice to help claim the compensation you deserve and assist you with the difficulties that can arise following a winter sports accident.
Many tour operators offer resort packages for tourists with a range of experience on the slopes, from beginners to seasoned skiers. Varying levels of competence and insufficient preparation could of course lead to a winter sports accident. Where injury has been caused by foreseeable hazards, faulty equipment, poorly prepared or organised slopes/courses, inadequate instructions or supervision from guides, Holiday Claims Bureau can help you pursue a formal claim.
Winter sports holiday packages sometimes include scheduled activities such as lessons or guided excursions. If you were injured in a winter sports accident during an activity that was part of a package, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Typical winter sports accident claims in which Holiday Claims Bureau have successfully represented clients include:
Bobsleigh / skeleton / luge
Dog sledding / husky safari
Equally, if you are injured in the hotel resort off-piste, then you may also have grounds for a claim against the tour operator.
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may have grounds to claim against one or more of:
- The tour operator
- The ski resort / hotel
- Another individual participating in the activity
- The company organising the activity
- The company that hired out or manufactured defective equipment
- In many cases you will be able to pursue a claim in England and Wales.
Given the risks involved, injuries sustained in winter sports accidents could range from relatively minor sprains or soft tissue injuries to life-changing traumas such as multiple fractures and major head injuries.
What to do if you are injured in a winter sports accident
The International Ski Federation's rules of conduct stipulate that “Every skier or snowboarder and witness, whether a responsible party or not, must exchange names and ad dress es following an accident.” Witnesses can be vital in these matters; it's important that everyone in your party formally reports what they saw to the tour representative.
Even if you think your injury is only minor, it's important to seek medical attention and report what happened. This is not just for yourself; your account could prevent other participants coming to grief. Make sure that you keep evidence of any expenses you incur as a result of being injured such as medical costs, fares for travel off-resort to be treated or proof of excess paid on your travel insuranceCall Us Start your claim