Whilst on holiday or abroad many of us undertake sporting activities. Around 1.5 million people ski every year and other activities such as scuba diving becoming more common place together with other sports often undertaken on holiday such as golf or tennis.
However, as with sport in the UK, people undertaking these sports sometimes suffer injury as a result of someone else's fault.
Potential claims in such a situation often include:
- Inadequate supervision and training whilst participating in an organised sport.
- Other competitors failing to comply with the rules of that sport (beyond the risks ordinarily associated with that sport).
- The provision of inadequate sporting equipment and apparatus.
In such a situation it may be possible for the victim to pursue a claim in England and Wales. For example if the sporting activity was booked as part of a package holiday.
However in most cases the law which would be applied would be the law of the country where the accident occurred. As such expert advice is often required. It is also important to note that, as a result of this, time limits for bringing a claim may be shorter than the time limits for bringing a claim arising out of an accident occurring in the UK.
The team at Trethowans LLP have experience in dealing with a number of different sporting claims abroad. If you wish to discuss such a claim they would be happy to speak to you.