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No win, no fee skiing accident compensation claims

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You can be represented by a highly-experienced accidents abroad lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.

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Ski accident claims

Ski accident claims

If you have been injured because of faulty ski equipment or as a result of someone’s negligence, you may wish to consider pursuing a skiing accident claim for compensation for your injuries and consequential losses.

Successful claims can be brought against:

  • Fellow skiers.
  • Tour operators.
  • Ski centres.
  • Ski lift operator.
  • Instructors.
  • Piste authorities.

All have a responsibility to take precautions that will guard against accidents and keep everyone safe. If this responsibility is breached and injuries occur, it may be possible to seek justice.


Specialist ski accident solicitors

Specialist ski accident solicitors

In the majority of skiing accident claims we deal with, the injuries sustained are broken bones, leg and arm fractures or concussion. But it is possible to suffer a serious head or spinal injury which can have life-changing consequences.

Our dedicated accidents abroad team have vast experience ensuring your case reflects the severity of the situation and the support you and your family need. They will:

  • Advise on the claims process for countries in the EU and around the world.
  • Liaise with a network of foreign law experts and fight to get justice for you and your loved ones.
  • Arrange for an expert medical examiner to assess your injuries, or the circumstances of an injury, to ascertain what and who was responsible.
  • Help you hold those responsible to account to ensure you’re compensated for your pain, suffering and loss.
  • Help gain access to the best possible rehabilitation support for those involved in serious accidents.

Making a ski accident claim

Making a ski accident claim

The laws on personal injury claims change depending on the country where the incident happened. It can be complex if there are also many different parties involved, so it’s important to have a legal expert on your side.

Our injury abroad solicitors are vastly experienced — so you’re guaranteed expert legal representation.

We’ll assess the circumstances of your case, and if accepted, begin our investigation, where necessary liaising with our network of travel experts to establish the circumstances of your accident and who exactly was responsible.

Once we’ve obtained all evidence in support of your case, we’ll advise you on a reasonable amount of compensation that’s appropriate to your injuries and losses.

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How to make a skiing accident abroad injury claim

How to make a claim

Make a claim in six easy steps

Step 1

Free Initial Advice

Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.

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Step 2


We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.

Step 3

Letter Of Claim

We will send a letter to your opponent with details of your claim, setting out why we think they are at fault.

Step 4

Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports

We will request copies of your medical records and instruct a medical expert to prepare a report about the extent of your injuries.

Step 5

Prepare Claim Valuation

We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.

Step 6

Negotiate Settlement

We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.

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Our client reviews

Client reviews

We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.

Hudgell Solicitors took my case on and my expectations were exceeded. All persons at Hudgell are professional and courteous. My claim was one against Norfolk Police. Without going into details, the Police had clearly been in the wrong and were in process of accusing me of exactly what they had actually done to me and a further cover up of the truth. Hudgell took my instructions and were in contact with me during the whole process and brought about a very satisfactory outcome. To be clear...Satisfactory is a very good outcome. I would recommend Hudgell without question. I feel I have been treated respectfully and my case notes were engrained into those at Hudgell that helped me get a conclusion to the most heinous acts from the Norfolk Police.
5 Stars
Philip Moore
My brother was the victim of quite a bad motorcycle accident where he was not at fault. Sadly he only held third party cover so whilst he was in hospital I was asked by him to find a solicitor to claim against the third party. After doing some research I chose Hudgell to help us (even tho Neil Hudgell is the owner of the dreaded Hull KR and I am a massive FC fan). INITIAL CONTACT I made contact by phone and this was a simple conversation. The member of staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. All the questions I had were dealt with and I was very happy with the outcome of the call. FOLLOWING INITAL CONTACT. Within half an hour of contacting Hudgell’s a senior manager made contact with me and discussed what would happen next. Again this was very personal and really helpful. After another half an hour Sam (my brother’s now solicitor) called me. We chatted about what had happened and what he was planning to do initially. Sam was really friendly and understanding. He put me at ease right away and explained everything clearly and directly answering all questions I had. Within a week of the claim being opened Sam and Laura (Chartered Legal Executive) visited my brother in hospital. They helped put him at ease immediately and talked through what would happen, what their objectives were and also but more importantly made my brother understand that they would do everything to help him in any way he needed. After this meeting in the hospital we were happy that this claim was in safe hands. Sam the Solicitor A very friendly chap who shoots from the hip and tells you a spade is a spade. A chap who doesn’t make promises he can’t keep. A really likable man who you would want to have a pint with and we did not always look at him as the solicitor. He kept us updated at all stages and was always contactable. I did have one heated conversation with Sam BUT this was a good thing. I say this because he is very passionate about his job sometimes when a third person (me) is acting on behalf of the victim (my brother) it can be a little hard at times to please everyone. He took all we threw at him and directed us really well. Sam thank you for all your hard work, your support and the outcome. Laura Chartered Legal Executive What can I say about Laura, an absolute gem this lady is. Professional, very committed to her job, compassionate, More than helpful, caring and really cared in my opinion about my brother and his recovery. Every contact we had with Laura was amazing. She is one of those people who puts you at ease right away. Laura dealt with every problem with put at her feet, every question we had she dealt with and if she could not answer there and then she would find the answers we needed. If we had a problem she would find a solution. Again always contactable and if she could not respond immediately to a call she would call back within the business day. Laura thank you for all your hard work, Thank you for being there when we were dealing with all the problems we had. Both Sam and yourself are a credit to your company and your profession. The service provided by Hudgell’s far exceeded what we expected. If you need the services Hudgell provides then I would highly recommend your choice of solicitors is this company.
5 Stars
Mark Fox
I was represented/instructed by Mobeena Salim, who was always available when i wanted to discuss my case, which was reassuring and comforting. We were able to pressure the defendants who eventually agreed to settle and this meant we did not have the drawn out court process! Overall, i am happy with the service, only criticism is that i feel we could have settled a higher amonut if we continued negotiations. Would use this firm again! Thanks for everything.
4 Stars
S C Williams
I am sorry but the person's name that dealt with me who was admin was Natasha - my name is definitely not Natalie but obviously it shows how much attention you pay to people's particulars and case details. So sorry not interested in your services - as previously mentioned when it comes to medical negligence, you are impersonal, inefficient and inaccurate. Also the comment went on TP on the 22nd March and you provided yet another generic response on the 2nd April.
1 Stars
Calista Harrison
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How much compensation can I expect to receive?

The amount of compensation you’re entitled to will depend on several different factors, including:

  • The severity of your physical injuries — corroborated by an independent medical expert.
  • Any psychological trauma you’ve suffered.
  • Your loss of earnings through taking time off work.
  • Your ongoing care and medical support requirements.
  • Mobility aids and home improvements you now require as a result of your injuries.
  • Other financial losses you’ve incurred in the wake of the accident, including overseas medical expenses and travel costs.
  • The loss of enjoyment you’ve experienced as a result of your holiday being cut short or affected.

Our solicitors are experts in achieving maximum compensation for ski accident claims abroad, both inside and outside the EU. To find out the value of your claim, contact our team now for a free no obligation consultation.

How will my skiing holiday compensation claim be assessed?

From a legal perspective, there two types of winter sports accidents:

Fault claims

These are cases where the injured person accepts that they were responsible for the accident. Usually, these are resolved between the injured party and their travel insurance provider (although there are limited recoverable costs).

Non-fault claims:

When a third party is to blame for an injury or incident this is classed as a non-fault accident, where compensation for any personal injury and consequential losses may be claimed.

A non-fault skiing accident might be caused by:

  • An instructor who hasn’t provided proper training.
  • Someone operating machinery unsafely.
  • A ski lift operator.
  • A tour operator.
  • The piste authority.
  • The ski centre.
  • Faulty or inappropriate equipment.

It is also possible to make a compensation claim for winter sports activities like snowboarding or less popular activities such as cross-country skiing, sledding and snowshoeing.

How do you establish which party is liable?

To ensure everyone stays safe on the slopes, winter sports resorts usually ask users to abide by a code of conduct.

In Europe, the Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS) sets the rules. In the US, there is a similar code of conduct that’s enshrined in law in some states. However, it is the FIS rules which usually act as the starting point when trying to establish liability if a collision occurs between two people.

If someone sustains an injury in an avalanche, the ski resort or authorities could be liable – but this would depend on the available evidence and where the accident took place.

Tour operators, ski schools and instructors who take bookings for skiing or snowboarding trips can be legally obliged to protect you from injuries and accidents.

If anyone is involved in an accident or injured while taking part, the organiser may be at fault for not protecting you sufficiently, for example by not undertaking adequate risk assessments.

In some circumstances, a claim can be made against an equipment manufacturer if it can be proven that its failure was responsible for the incident.

How long do I have to make a claim?

The amount of time you have to claim will depend on which country the ski accident took place.

If you were in the UK, you normally have three years from the date of the accident to bring a compensation claim. However, some countries have much shorter time periods, some as short as 6-12 months from the date of the accident.

We’d always recommend seeking legal advice at your earliest opportunity following a ski or winter sport accident.

Where will the claim be heard?

Skiing injury claims can be complicated and a number of factors need to be carefully considered.

Expert advice is required to determine where you can pursue your claim and who the claim should be brought against.

At Hudgell Solicitors, we are one of the few law firms in the UK which has the experience and ability to provide specialist advice regarding skiing accident claims that occur outside the UK.

We have an extensive international network of lawyers and experts should there be a need for specialist advice from an expert in another country.

Enlist our help and we will provide expert advice and an excellent level of client care so that you can focus on your recovery.

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Alternatively, call us now on 01482787771

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