Sports Injury Claims

Skiing & Snowboarding Claims

If you’ve been the victim of a sports injury that was either not your fault or due to faulty equipment then claim online or call our specialist sports injury lawyers for a free consultation:

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If you have suffered a ski injury because of faulty ski equipment, inadequate training from an instructor, a fall on the slopes or another reason which was not your fault Giambrone will help you make a No Win, No Fee claim.

Giambrone’s specialist personal injury lawyers have over 10 years experience completing sports injury claims with offices in Barcelona, Berlin, London, Milan, New York, Palermo, Rome and Tunis.

Every year, approximately 10,000 skiers and snowboarders experience harm while taking part in alpine activities. Those adversely affected by another person's negligence may be entitled to receive compensation through a sports injury claim.

All skiers must comply with the Skier's Decalogue (“Decalogo dello sciatore”). This Decalogue was approved in Beirut in 1967 by the International Ski Federation and it is most complete and organic set of rules on how skiers should behave on the skiing slopes.

In Italy such rules have been receipted in Law n. 363 of 24 December 2003 on Safety in ski and snowboard activities (“Norme in materia di sicurezza nella pratica degli sport invernali da discesa e da fondo”).

The ten rules described by the Catalogue are:

1. Respect for others: Every skier should behave so that he is not putting in danger other persons or things.

2. Perfect control of the speed and of one's behaviour:  Every skier has to keep a speed and a behavior adequate to his own skills and to the general conditions of the slopes, of the clear view and traffic intensity.

3. Choosing the right direction: The upstream skier has the possibility to choose the trail and has to keep a direction in order to avoid collision risks with the downstream skier.

4. Overtaking: A skier can overtake another (with sufficient space and visibility) either in upstream or in downstream, either on the right or on the left, but always at a distance that helps avoiding getting in the way of the overtaken skier.

5. Introduction and crossing: The skier that introduces himself in a slope or one that restarts after a break has to make sure to do this without danger for himself or the others; in the crossings the skier has to give way to the skiers coming from his right or according to other existing indications.

6. The stop: The skier should avoid stopping, except when really needed, in the obligated or limited visibility passages.

7. Moving uphill: In case of urgent need of moving uphill or downhill by foot, the skiers has to stick to the borders of the slope.

8. Respect of the signalling: All skiers have to respect foreseen signs for the skiing slopes and particularly the obligatory use of helmet for children under 14.

9. Rescue: Everybody should be ready to rescue in case of accident.

10. Identification: Anybody involved in an accident or is a witness has to identify himself by giving own particulars.

Besides the 10 rules, this law engages the ski area administrations to provide adequate signs within the statutes and laws.

 If you have suffered personal injury in a skiing or snowboarding accident that was not your fault then claim <online> or call us on:

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Giambrone’s personal injury team, headed by Piero Mastrosimone, will help you through your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis and can be contacted at p.mastrosimone@giambronelaw.com.