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Sporting accidents


We have experience acting for clients who have been injured whilst involved in sporting activities e.g. skiing, diving, horse riding etc. all around the world.

Basis of claim

To take skiing as an example, the International Ski Federation Rules govern the conduct of skiers at ski resorts. We can advise you and obtain expert opinions from ski experts on whether you may have a claim.

Where you can bring your claim

It may be possible, depending upon the circumstances to bring a claim against the tour operator in England (if e.g. the ski pass was part of your package purchased in the UK). You may however, have a choice of where to bring your claim. It is very important that you choose the most appropriate one for you as it could make a significant difference to the amount of compensation you could recover and whether you can recover any legal costs. We can advise you on this.

Time limit

NOTE!! Time limits in which your claim can be brought can vary throughout the world. It is therefore important that you contact us as soon as possible for advice. Remember, we offer a FREE initial consultation.

Successful cases

We have been involved with many successful cases over the years. Click the link below to see a list of our successful sporting accident claims:

Current Cases

Please this section to read about examples of recent cases we are currently in the process of settling which have involved an accident occurring during a sporting activity abroad.

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"I just wanted to send you a short note to thank you very much indeed to our solicitor for managing to settle this for me – it’s really very much appreciated. You did so in a very professional, helpful and efficient manner."

Stephen, London