If the ski boots fit.

Posted by Daniel Scognamiglio on

Who are BL Claims Solicitors

BL Claims Solicitors specialise in personal injury, clinical negligence and travel claims, providing our clients with hands-on support, nationally.

We are rated as one of the top firms in the UK and believe in speaking to our clients in jargon-free language and ensuring you're speaking to a highly qualified lawyer right from the outset

When skiing it is very important ensure all of your ski equipment is fitted well. We have recently assisted a client to recover £40,000 damages following a nasty accident caused by their ill-fitting equipment.

In this particular case our client's bindings were set far too high. Such cases are not straight forward and the claimant in that case would much rather have not suffered the nasty injury than be required to pursue damages.

Our client was on a ski package holiday which included ski equipment hire.  She collected her skis on arrival but did not ski until the following day.  During a casual fall on the slopes the boots failed to release from the bindings. It was subsequently discovered that in the course of the accident she had sustained a fractured tibia and a tear to the  anterior cruciate ligament of her left knee.After a long battle with the tour operator, and shortly before trial, the case settled when it became apparent that the Defendant had no expert ski evidence or witness evidence to counter the case we were putting forward.  

Our client was delighted with the result, commenting "I have been really impressed with your constant perseverance, professionalism and expertise when discussing my ski injury, especially whilst dealing with the medical specialists. I have never been involved in a claim before and did not know what to expect so thank you for always keeping me updated, never over promising and always providing realistic timescales."

If you are just off to enjoy a week on the slopes, ensure that your equipment is fitted well, you are fully insured with winter sports cover and lastly, enjoy your holiday.

BL Claims Solicitors are here to help

If you would like to talk to someone and discuss a potential claim please call us on 0344 620 6600 anytime between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday, or if you would prefer you can email us at info@blclaims.co.uk

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Daniel leads our travel team. He is a specialist in multi-jurisdictional disputes, travel insurance litigation and tour operator liability and is qualified as a solicitor in England and Attorney at Law (non-practising) New York.

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