Injuries at Sochi Olympics Highlight Dangerous Nature of Winter Sports

The 2014 Winter Olympics drew to a close in the Russian city of Sochi over the weekend, but the event was noted for a number of accidents and collisions between competitors across some of the events.


United Kingdom – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Winter sports are not without their risks

The 2014 Winter Olympics drew to a close in the Russian city of Sochi over the weekend, but the event was noted for a number of accidents and collisions between competitors across some of the events.

Most of the injuries occurred in the extreme sports events, such as downhill skiing and snowboarding. Russian ski-cross racer Maria Komissarova tragically broke her spine during a practice run at Sochi’s Extreme Park, while Canadian skier Yuki Tsubota suffered mild concussion and a fractured cheekbone during the women’s slopestyle event.

The women’s snowboard cross event was particularly risky, with Helene Olafsen of Norway suffering a knee injury, and US athlete Jacqueline Hernandez being carried off the course after taking a knock to the head.

It is clear that many athletes were injured during the course of the games. Mark Adams, spokesman for the International Olympic Committee, commented: “Winter sports are not without their risks.”

The incidents at Sochi highlight the dangers of winter sports, whether you’re a professional athlete or simply a winter sports enthusiast. In terms of skiing and snowboarding alone, there are an estimated 70 million snowboarders and 200 million skiers in the world.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury whilst partaking in a winter sport whilst on holiday or as an athlete, you may be entitled to compensation. Whether your sporting accident was due to defective equipment, a fall on the slopes or ice, poor supervision, inadequate training or any other reasons, contact a team of respected personal injury lawyers such as Freeclaim Solicitors.

Freeclaim Solicitors has been fighting compensation claims for clients injured in winter sports accidents for over 25 years. Their injury lawyers work tirelessly to secure victims the compensation they deserve for their injuries, as well as helping to organise much needed rehabilitation programmes.

The firm comes recommended by the prestigious Legal 500, as well as being members of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and Headway’s Brain Injuries Association Personal Injury Solicitors List, amongst others.

Contact Freeclaim Solicitors today on 0800 612 7340 or contact Freeclaim online via their website, visit http://www.freeclaim.co.uk/


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