Anyone who skis knows that skiing accidents can and do happen. If you suffered skiing injuries due to faulty ski equipment or someone else’s fault, call our Personal Injury Solicitors for a free consultation on freephone 0808 175 8000 or claim online.
No Win No Fee Skiing & Snowboarding Claims
98% of our skiing injury claims are funded through a Conditional Fee Agreement, which is more commonly known as a No Win No Fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.
We have many years of experience dealing with skiing and snowboarding injury claims for people who have had been hurt on holiday. Whether your accident was due to faulty ski equipment, a fall on the slopes, inadequate training or any other reasons which were not your fault; we can help you with your claim on a No Win No Fee basis.
Our Personal Injury Solicitors can provide immediate legal representation and rehabilitation support anywhere in the UK from our offices in Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Preston and Watford.
Skiing Injury Accident Facts
- Fatigue is one of the most common factors that leads to skiing accidents
- Majority of ski injures are the result of an isolated fall. Most of these because of user error, loss of control, travelling too fast for the conditions etc.
- 10% of ski accidents arise from a collision
- 5% are lift related
- 5% of ski accidents are a result of equipment failure (e.g. binding releasing inadvertently)
- 25% of ski accidents are caused by collision with a tree, pylon or other people. Of these 60-70% require hospital admission
Skiing or Snowboarding Off-Piste
- Outside the marked pistes and itineraries are areas which are NOT protected from alpine dangers
- Signs around the ski area will warn you when avalanche danger is present (see Avalanches)
- Even when there is no warning of avalanches there could be local snow slides
- Unless you know an area well, only ski/board off-piste with a guide
If in doubt never ski/snowboard away from marked ski runs.
The Ten Rules of Skiing Conduct
- Respect: Do not endanger others
- Control: Adapt the manner and speed of your skiing to your ability and to the general conditions on the mountain
- Choice of route: The skier/snowboarder in front has priority - leave enough space
- Overtaking: Leave plenty of space when overtaking a slower skier/snowboarder
- Entering and starting: Look up and down the mountain each time before starting or entering a marked run
- Stopping: Only stop at the edge of the piste or where you can easily be seen
- Climbing: When climbing up or down, always keep to the side of the piste
- Signs: Obey all signs and markings - they are there for your safety
- Assistance: In case of accidents provide help and alert the rescue service
- Identification: All those involved in an accident, including witnesses, should exchange names and addresses
All the above rules are binding by law and apply to both skiers and snowboarders.
For more details see International Ski Federation (FIS).
Call our No Win No Fee Solicitors for a free consultation on 0808 175 8000 or claim online.
Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) & the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL).