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Outdoor Adventure accidents

Many people enjoy the adrenaline and challenge involved in participating in adventure challenges and outdoor activities; you may have attended a work away day with your employer or participated with friends or family. There are obvious risks involved with outdoor / adventure activities such as rock climbing, mountaineering or zip wiring. There are less obvious risks involved in taking part in assault courses, team building exercises or mountain bike rides.

Can I make a claim?

There are clear legal obligations on the organisers of these events. If you have been asked by your employer to take part in such activities, they also owe you a duty of care to ensure your safety. This duty will still apply even if the activity was outside office hours or was worded as being “voluntary”.

Types of accidents

Sadly, organisers and employers don’t always comply with their duty to take care. Over the years, we have represented many individuals who have been injured as a result of participating in such activities. Successful cases have been brought on the basis of

  • Defective equipment
  • Failure to carry out a proper risk assessment
  • Incorrect training
  • Poor or no instruction
  • Negligence of other participants, supervisors or site owners
What should I do if an accident has happened?

If you have injured yourself whilst taking part in an outdoor/adventure activity:

  • Ensure that the injury is reported to staff and entered in their accident book
  • Take photographs of the area where you sustained the injury or of the faulty equipment
  • Obtain witnesses’ contact details, if applicable