If you’ve suffered an injury as the result of a skiing or other sporting accident abroad, we can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
On holiday we’re more likely to try dangerous or extreme sports. Sometimes sport is the object of our trip, as with a skiing holiday. But while with all these activities we accept a degree of risk, sometimes an injury is the result of negligence by a third party, such as an instructor, another skier, a ski lift operator, or a resort/hotel.
We have the UK’s largest team of specialist international personal injury lawyers and have helped thousands of people recover compensation for accidents and illnesses abroad. Over the past two years we have secured over £100 million in compensation for our clients injured overseas. We are widely recognised as the best and most experienced specialist team in this area.
Our Experience In Claiming Compensation For Skiing And Sporting Injuries
For more than 20 years we have helped people claim the compensation they deserve following skiing and sporting injuries abroad. We have represented skiers and snowboarders injured in accidents caused by:
- Collisions with other skiers and snowboarders
- Ski lifts and other piste machinery
- Faulty ski equipment
- Negligent ski instruction
- Avalanches and poor piste management
For more information please read our skiing injury claims guide.
In addition, we’ve also successfully represented many people who have injured themselves in a wide variety of other sporting accidents involving:
- Swimming pools
- Defective sporting facilities
- Inadequately supervised sporting activities on the beach, in the swimming pool or elsewhere
- Extreme sports
Our specialist team includes lawyers qualified to practice in other countries, as well as speakers of many foreign languages (including French, German and Spanish).
Since 1997, our award-winning team of international personal injury lawyers have built up a unique reputation for their work for clients injured abroad. We are consistently recognised as market leaders in the UK by the independent legal guides, Chambers & Partners, and the Legal 500:
“The power of this firm rests in its ‘Worldwide expertise, comprising five partners and 48 lawyers’. Its talent covers a range of jurisdictions and accident areas. Although collecting a massive volume of instructions ranging from minor to catastrophic injury claims, sources note its ability to ‘consider each case carefully in light of the implications of local law and achieve some fantastic results with it’.”
Chambers & Partners
How We Handle Skiing And Sports Injury Abroad Claims
We are experts in pursuing skiing and other sporting injury claims arising abroad. Even though an accident occurred abroad, many claims can be pursued in the UK. Wherever we have to fight your claim, you can rest assured that we have specialists with years of experience in UK and international personal injury law, who will be focussed on recovering you the compensation you deserve.
It’s important that you contact us as soon as you can following your accident, as there are strict time limits for making some compensation claims. Under the laws of some countries, these can be as short as 12 months after you were injured.
We will construct a compensation claim that takes account of:
- The severity of your physical and psychological injuries
- Any past and future financial losses, such as medical expenses or loss of income
- Counselling, rehabilitation and future care costs
- Modifications to your home which become necessary due to your injuries
We put you first throughout your claim. Our team will minimise the stress of the claim and will update you regularly – explaining in plain English that’s free from legal jargon. If you have suffered serious injuries, we will help you access specialist support and rehabilitation services through a dedicated member of our Client Liaison team. Our aim is to do everything possible to enable you to concentrate on getting better.
Contact Us To Talk About Making A Claim
For a free consultation about making a compensation claim for a skiing or sporting injury abroad, call us free on 0800 121 6558 or contact us online.
Practice head Clive Garner is a “game changer, who knows foreign and international law like the back of his hand”
Legal 500 2015
"They are efficient and pay extraordinary personal attention to the client."
Chambers & Partners 2016
The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.
All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.