Water sports are great for those seeking adventure and new experiences on holiday, along with the adrenaline rush they give you. However, they’re one of the most common types of accidents on holiday.

Most water and sports injuries are accidental and can be prevented - typically injuries in water sports are caused by the attitude of the operator towards health and safety. Accidents can happen from lack of supervision, absent warning signs, and inadequate and poorly maintained equipment. Common water sports injuries can be sustained from:

  • Jet skiing
  • Canal boating
  • Water parks
  • White water rafting
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling


If you have suffered injuries from a water sport accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled to claim for compensation. Contact Thompsons Solicitors on 0800 0 224 224 for legal advice on making personal injury claims.


You may have a claim for water sport accidents if you were, for example, injured and didn’t receive any form of training, supervision or you weren’t made aware of any health and safety guidelines before participating.

A claim can be made against the tour operator if your injury was sustained as a result of a water sport activity that was part of your package. If you sustained injury from a water sport accident that was operated by an independent company who were to blame, then the process of making a claim can be more complex. However, you are still entitled to make a claim against them as they will be liable if they fail in their duty of care to provide you with a safe service.

Thompsons Solicitors can help you make a claim for any water sport injuries sustained whether that was on a package holiday or independent.



Thompsons Solicitors has decades of experience in winning personal injury claims, including water sport injuries.

We only ever stand up for the injured, we have never acted for insurance companies, we know whose side we are on. Our personal injury solicitors will work hard to fight your case and get the best claim outcome for you in the shortest time possible.

If you wish to make a claim for a water sport accident, contact Thompsons Solicitors on 0800 0 224 224 or fill in our online claim form.

For more information on staying safe on holiday, visit our #TravelSafe campaign page.