Skiing and snowboarding accident claims

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Skiing and Snowboarding Accident Claims

The combination of speed and inexperience lead to a high number of skiing and snowboarding accidents and holidaymakers often either injure themselves or cause injury to others.

During the winter season we regularly handle claims from both claimants and defendants ranging from a badly sprained ankle to fatal or life-changing accidents.

You may be able to claim compensation if the accident was caused by the actions of another skier, faulty equipment, poor ski school instruction or negligent care by ski guides or tour representatives. Alternatively, if you cause an accident, we can help you to defend your case.

If your skiing or snowboarding accident or injury occurred during an activity which was part of your holiday package, for example during a ski lesson, you may be able to claim compensation against the tour operator.

The International Ski Federation rules of conduct for skiers and snowboarders are a good starting point to determine whether rules may have been breached.

We rely on a tried and trusted network of foreign personal injury lawyers who have extensive experience of skiing accident claims. They can arrange site visits, obtain information from the local police and hospitals and advise us generally on the relevant issues.

We also offer free initial advice without obligation. This can include guidance over the telephone, a visit from one of our specialist solicitors or a review of your documents. We offer various forms of funding, including no win no fee (conditional fee) agreements. Our team aims to arrange this funding at no cost to you, so that you keep 100% of your compensation.

Recent work highlights

Compensation for mountain restaurant incident

Pursuing a claim against the owners of an Austrian mountain restaurant following an accident in which an experienced skier was paralysed after colliding with a snow mound outside the restaurant.


Snowboarding injury during Winter Olympic training camp

Advising on a claim for damages on behalf of a Scottish teenager who was injured in a serious snowboarding accident in Colorado while taking part in a training camp for young athletes hoping to represent Team GB.


Disputed blue run ski collision

Negotiating a settlement of £31,500 for a client who was hit from behind by another skier on a blue run in Alpe d'Huez, France, fracturing her shoulder and injuring her hand. Liability was denied in this case.

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