Gorvins’ specialist Partner, Gary Boyd, has substantial expertise in claims arising from skiing and other winter sports accidents and has represented many clients including civilians and members of the Armed Forces in such claims including:

  • Recovering a substantial, 7 – figure sum for a client who sustained a serious brain , and other life –threatening injuries as a result of being caught by an avalanche whilst skiing;
  • Successfully representing an athlete who sustained a serious spinal injury during bobsleigh training for the Winter Olympics; and
  • Successfully representing a skiing novelist who sustained what appeared initially relatively minor injuries but whose claim turned into a 7 –figure claim due to the development of a complex regional pain syndrome

Each year, over a million people from the UK Britons take part in skiing and other winter sports. Whilst these sports are exhilarating and provide excellent exercise, they can be dangerous. Accidents do occur and can arise from failings such as:

  • Unsuitable or poorly maintained equipment such as skis and bindings;
  • Lack of adequate personal protective equipment;
  • Negligence of other participants in the sport;
  • Inadequate care by guides or tour representatives;
  • Inclement weather and other conditions; and/or
  • Poor instruction or training

If you are traveling as part of a package deal and the activity was included as part of the package then you may be entitled to make a compensation claim against the tour or package operator in this country. Otherwise, the Law and legal procedure of the country in which the accident occurred may apply. We have the experience and knowledge to advise in this regard.

We at Gorvins have the necessary experience and an in-depth knowledge of skiing and other winter sports, and contacts with other professionals including liability experts in skiing, bobsleigh and other winter sports, and suitably experienced barristers to successfully pursue sports injury claims.

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    Partner & Head of Military & Serious Sports Injury Claims

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