If Injury Occurs, Can You Receive Compensation?
In Queensland, if you’re injured whilst partaking in what the law deems to be a ‘dangerous recreational activity,’ you might miss out on receiving compensation. What activity is considered dangerous in the eye of the law?
What is considered a ‘dangerous recreational activity?’
The Civil Liability Act 2003 defines a dangerous recreational activity as “an activity engaged in for enjoyment, relaxation or leisure that involves a significant degree of risk of physical harm to a person.”
In Queensland, dangerous recreational activities are those that put a significant amount of risk toward the participants. When injured through a dangerous recreational activity, compensation may be denied. This is because the risks from these dangerous activities can be deemed as ‘obvious risks.’
The Queensland courts will have the power to rule what is considered a ‘Dangerous Recreational Activity,’ this could vary depending on your particular case.
See below four examples of what may be viewed as a dangerous recreational activity:
Shooting a hunting rifle at night-time;
Diving into water of an unknown depth;
Bicycle riding in a skate park; or
Using a rope swing to jump into water.
Navigating the Grey Areas
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from participating in an activity, it may be unclear whether or not the activity could be viewed as ‘dangerous’ - making the eligibility for compensation uncertain.
If you believe to have found yourself in a situation such as this – please seek professional legal advice from a Personal Injury lawyer as soon as you can.
Personal Injury Lawyers for Compensation Claims, Brisbane
Compensation should not be ruled out as an option on the grounds of uncertainty.
Pain, loss and suffering shouldn’t have to be endured without having sought proper guidance first, to assess all that could be available to you. Depending on your circumstances, compensation might be possible.
That is why speaking to an Accredited Specialist Personal Injury Lawyer is essential to receive the exact advice, knowledge and guidance. They will see you through your rights regarding your personal injury and avenues for compensation.
If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a comparable situation as discussed, please do not hesitate to contact us today to gain clarity on what your entitlements are.
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