Archive for the ‘Sporting Injury Claims’ Category

Skiing Accident Claim France: Child Ski Lift Injury On Package Holiday

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Find out how to claim compensation for a skiing accident in France when the injury occurred during a package holiday

Parents of ski accident victim:

My family and I were on a skiing holiday in France which was a package holiday arranged in England and included flights, accommodation, ski lift passes and some private lessons for our daughter, aged 10.

When she was using the ski lift for the first time during a lesson she jumped off too soon falling a distance and resulting in a damaged knee and torn ligaments. She now requires re-constructive surgery to her cruciate ligaments.

Can we claim for our daughter’s injuries?

Sports injury solicitor response

It seems that the instructor giving the lesson was not properly supervising your daughter. The protective barrier on the lift must have been raised too soon and your daughter should not have been allowed to try to leave the lift until it was safe.

As your holiday was arranged, including the ski lessons, as part of a package holiday it would seem in addition to a claim against the resort and the instructor your daughter would have a claim from the travel company which you booked your holiday with under the Package Holiday Regulations.

I imagine that you also had suitable travel insurance to include winter sports which is likely to have legal protection cover to fund the costs of solicitor should a claim be necessary.

If you would like to consider a claim please click ski accident claim France to complete one of my online forms or call me on the number shown next to my photograph at the top of this page.

Activity Holiday Abseiling Accident Compensation Claim

Friday, June 4th, 2010

How To Claim Compensation For Injuries Caused By Abseiling During Activity Holiday

Find out in a question and answer session how to claim compensation for a child injured whilst abseiling during an organised school activity holiday.

Accident victim question

My son is aged 11 years was taking part abseiling during a school activity holiday when one of the instructors through a rope down which struck my son in the face causing by a rope causing a broken nose. Can I claim compensation?

Accident solicitor response

As a parent you can act as a litigation friend – providing instructions on behalf of your son – but it will be your son’s claim. Click child injury claim to see the page I have written explaining the unique procedure for claiming compensation for children.

As to the strength of your child’s claim – I believe the chances of success are good, both against the activity holiday organisers and possibly even against the school.

The instructor should be supervising the children properly and it seems is directly responsible for throwing the rope which injured your child.