Is it Possible to Claim Compensation for a Skydiving Injury?

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, or taking part on behalf of a charity, skydiving can be an exciting and terrifying activity. Most professional skydiving businesses operate a completely safe skydiving service. However, when something does go wrong, it can result in serious injuries which can cause long-term physical damage. In some cases, skydiving negligence can even lead to death. If you’ve been unfortunate enough to suffer a skydiving injury that wasn’t your fault, get in touch with our experienced team today.

Skydiving is a risky activity, and if the operator shows any kind of negligence, it can easily lead to serious health conditions. When conducted correctly, with proper health and safety, training and well-maintained equipment, even minor injuries should be avoidable. It is all too easy for a simple mistake, or example of negligence, to cause long-term health conditions. In the worst cases, it is possible for these injuries to cause permanent disabilities and physical weaknesses.

What is a Skydiving Injury?

A skydiving injury is any injury sustained while skydiving. This can occur during the exiting of the plane, the landing or when the parachute itself is deployed. These injuries can not only be painful in the short-term, but can often lead to serious, long-term disabilities. Chronic pain and reduced mobility are common long-term symptoms of skydiving injuries. Broken bones, soft tissue damage and material burns are the most common kinds of injuries. In most cases, you’ll be able to make a full recovery from these conditions.

It is rare that you will be to blame for a skydiving injury you sustained yourself. Unless you are a professional, or experienced skydiver, you should always jump with a more experienced person. They will normally be in charge of releasing the parachute at the correct moment and ensuring that you land correctly and safely. You should always undergo some basic training, and your equipment should be checked before you conduct your jump. If any of these didn’t take place, then you may be eligible to make a personal injury claim against the company responsible.

Can Tylers Solicitors Help Me To Make Skydiving Injury Compensation Claims?

Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can provide a complete range of personal injury compensation claims. Our no-win, no-fee legal experts will help you to get the compensation you need to recover form your injuries. If the worst happens, and a loved one dies as the result of a skydive gone wrong, then you may be able to claim for a wrongful death. With more than 10 years’ experience, we will do everything we can to help you get the compensation that you need to move on with your life.

If you’re unsure whether or not you are eligible to make a claim for compensation, get in touch with our experienced team today. We can help you understand who is responsible for your injuries, and whether you were shown negligence. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today, whether you’ve suffered a long-term physical injury or short-term damages from which you fully recovered.

How Much Compensation Could I Get for My Skydiving Injury in the UK?

As with any kind of personal injury claim, the amount of compensation that you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries. You’ll be able to make a claim for the level of pain and suffering that you have been forced to undergo. In addition to the actual incident itself, there are several other factors to take into consideration when making a claim. These can include:

  • The Presence of Long-Term, Or Permanent, Physical Disabilities and Conditions.
  • Any Psychological Damages You Might Have Suffered. This Can Include Anxiety and Depression.
  • Loss of Wages, or Loss of Potential Wages.
  • The Injured (Or Deceased) Person’s Role in Your Household.
  • Age and Pre-Existing Health Conditions.
  • Level of Negligence Displayed to Cause the Injury.

Here at Tylers Solicitors, our no-win, no-fee legal experts will do everything we can to help you get the compensation you deserve. We have worked alongside people from all walks of life to help them get the justice they need to move on with their lives. If these injuries have caused any long-term physical conditions, then you can use the money you receive to make a real, practical change to your home. This can include improving accessibility or paying for transportation costs.

Compensation Amounts for Skydiving Injury Personal Injury Claims in the UK

Type of Skydiving Injury Description Amount of Compensation
Pain and Suffering As with any kind of damage, a skydiving injury is likely to cause a degree of pain and suffering. In some cases, this can be minor pain, or a great deal of pain for a short amount of time. It is also possible for these incidents to result in long-term, chronic pain. The level of pain and suffering you are forced to undergo will directly impact the amount of compensation that you are entitled to. £1,000 to £200,000
Minor to Serious Head Injuries (Can Include Brain Damage) During a physical activity like skydiving, it is possible to sustain a head injury. It is also possible for these injuries to cause long-term brain damage. In most cases, these injuries will be related to an awkward landing, or the poor deployment of the parachute. £11,650 to £307,000.
Minor to Serious Ankle Injuries Ankle injuries are some of the most common damages you are likely to suffer from. These can easily be caused by even the slightest mistake while landing. The weight of one, or two, people coming down on a misplaced ankle can easily cause the bones to break or the soft tissue to become damaged. Achilles’ tendon injuries are also fairly common. £1,475 to £53,000.
Minor to Serious Shoulder, Neck and Back Injuries Whether you land awkwardly, or the parachute is deployed incorrectly, shoulder, neck and back injuries are common. In most cases, these injuries are minor, and you will make a full recovery within a few days or weeks. However, in a small number of cases, it is possible for these injuries to cause serious, long-term health conditions. Chronic pain and reduced mobility are both common symptoms of these injuries. £6,000 to £122,350.

It is important that you understand not every personal injury claim is the same. Here at Tylers Solicitors, we provide bespoke, no-win, no-fee personal injury claims to suit your circumstances. We can help you to get the compensation that you are entitled to. The above table will give you a clear indication of the amount of compensation you could receive. However, it is always better to talk to one of our experienced team today for a more accurate number.

What are the Main Causes of a Skydiving Injury?

It is possible for a skydiving injury or accident to cause a wrongful death. This will most commonly occur during the landing or the parachute deployment.

What are the Most Common Kinds of Skydiving Injury?

Although most skydiving experiences are perfectly safe, there are several injuries which are much more common than others. These can include:

  • Ankle Injuries.
  • Shoulder and Neck Damage.
  • Back Injuries.
  • Rope Burns and Material Abrasions.
  • Whiplash.
  • Broken Bones.
  • Mild to Heavy Bruising.

Will a Skydiving Accident Ever Lead to a Wrongful Death?

It is possible for a skydiving injury or accident to cause a wrongful death. This will most commonly occur during the landing or the parachute deployment.

How Common Are Skydiving Accidents in the UK?

Most skydiving jumps occur without injury. Only around 1/1100 result in any kind of serious injury. Minor injuries, such as light bruising, are more common. However, these incidents will not cause any real pain or significantly impact your life.

Who is to Blame for My Skydiving Injury?

It is rare that you will be to blame for your own skydiving injury. These injuries are normally caused by:

  • Improper Training.
  • Damaged or Poorly-Maintained Equipment.
  • Professional Diver Negligence.
  • A Lack of Health and Safety Awareness.

What Health Conditions Can Stop Me from Skydiving?

You will be able to safely skydive with most pre-existing health conditions. It is not advised if you are pregnant or suffer from any cardiac or respiratory issues. Aside from that, you should be able to safely skydive without any issues.

Do I Need Training Before Going Skydiving?

If you aren’t an experienced skydiver, then you should always be provided with complete skydiving training. This should also include a health and safety briefing before every jump.

Am I Eligible to Claim for Skydiving Injury Compensation in the UK?

If you’ve suffered any kind of skydiving injury, then you should be able to make a claim for compensation. Our team of no-win, no-fee legal experts can help you to get the compensation you need to move on with your life. Whether you’ve suffered any kind of long or short-term injury, don’t hesitate to call our experienced team today.

The amount of compensation that you will receive will depend on a variety of factors, including:

  • Severity of Your Injuries.
  • Long-Term Physical Conditions.
  • Psychological Damages, including Anxiety and Depression.

Even if you’ve suffered a minor skydiving injury, it can still be worth making a claim for compensation. As such, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team today.

Where Can I Find More Information on Skydiving Injury Compensation?

Why Should I Choose Tylers Solicitors for Skydiving Injury Compensation Claims?

Over the years, the experienced team at Tylers Solicitors have helped all kinds of people to get the compensation they are entitled to. We are extremely proud to be able to offer a complete range of legal services to suit your specific needs. Our no-win, no-fee legal experts will be able to help you get the compensation you are entitled to following your skydiving injury in the UK.

Whether you’ve suffered a serious or minor injury, or if someone you know has died as the result of a skydive gone wrong, get in touch today. We can help you to understand whether or not you have an eligible claim against the company or diver responsible for your injuries.

For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team today. You can reach us directly on 0800 699 0079 or use our simple online contact form. Just leave us your contact information, and we’ll help you to get the compensation you need to move on with your life.

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We accept Nationwide skydiving injury compensation claims

No matter where you were injured in the UK, Tylers Solicitors are just a telephone call away from giving you expert advice about your skydiving injury compensation claim. If you would like to contact us about claiming compensation in the UK then telephone 0800 699 0079 today for a no obligation chat.