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Skiing season is a dangerous time for snow sports enthusiasts
Tue 8th Feb 2011 Claims abroad
With the ski season in full swing it is a timely to remember
that enjoying snow sports can be highly rewarding, and it can a perilous
affair. For the British it is essentially pursued abroad, which when things go
wrong can make for some very interesting legal arguments to ensure anyone is
properly compensated following a ski accident.
The slopes are governed variously by a number of codes that
are rather similar. In Europe, the most important code is the European
Federation International de Ski (FIS) http://www.fis-ski.com/.
When we attend on an injured client returning home, it is this or similar codes
that will be reviewed. In addition to the code, the local law is very relevant.
An English court will invariably apply the foreign law in deciding who was at
fault for the accident.
Daniel Scognamiglio, head of our Claims Abroad team says "Snow sports can provide a huge amount of exhilaration and fun for everyone. There are a few simple things that anyone can do to make sure that enjoyment does not turn into disaster.
- Make sure that you have good travel insurance before you travel
- Ski within your ability
- Use good quality, well fitting kit
- If you are involved in an accident, get details of the person who hit you and witnesses and make sure it is reported to the piste authorities.
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