"The team has so many contacts with foreign insurers and so many people with foreign languages that it is miles ahead of others."

Chambers and Partners (2014)

Winter Sports Accidents

Expertise And Understanding From Irwin Mitchell

Snow sports are hugely popular, with hundreds of thousands of Britons take winter sports holidays every year. Although skiing is by far the most popular of these activities, snowboarding, tobogganing and snowmobiling all have dedicated followings of their own. Unfortunately, snow sports aren’t without risk, with skiing and snowboarding accidents often having life-changing consequences.

Various parties have a responsibility to protect our safety as much as possible. They include:

  • other skiers
  • tour operators
  • resort owners
  • equipment manufacturers

If errors are made by one or more of these parties, the repercussions can be devastating.

At Irwin Mitchell we'll battle for the best conclusion to your skiing injury claim. We’re noted for our awareness of the issues arising out of a skiing accident, and we know exactly how to make a difference.

Handling Claims Arising Out Of Skiing Injuries With Expertise And Sensitivity

Depending on the situation, it may be possible to make a claim for a skiing accident claim in the UK courts. If you have been injured on the slopes, it’s essential that you work with an expert international travel lawyer, as identifying liability in international law can be complicated.  

Our specialist International Travel Litigation Team is consistently rated as a market leader. We have extensive experience of acting for many clients who have been injured across the world after being involved in a wide range of snow sports accidents, with members of our team having secured millions of pounds in damages for our clients.

We also successfully acted in the first case before the English Courts which confirmed that claims can be pursued in England against insurers of foreign defendants in snow sports accidents. Members of our specialist team speak a range of languages including French and German, so we are extremely well-placed to provide expert advice on international law issues.

Please be aware that 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: we offer a free initial consultation.

For more guidance on the different claims that can be made, visit our winter sports claims page.

Contact Us Today

To learn more about how our International Travel Litigation Group could assist you, phone us on 0800 056 0066 or contact us and we'll get back to you.

Successful cases

We have been involved with many successful cases over the years. To see some of them, visit our successful sporting accident claims page. 

Current Cases

To have a look at the cases we are involved with at the moment, please visit our current sporting accident claims page.

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"We were very happy with the outcome of our case, especially as we were initially offered nothing from the Tour Operator. Irwin Mitchell were very professional throughout and we are very happy with the outcome."

Chris and Michael, WorksopĀ