Recent personal injury cases affecting the activities industry

The activities sector is growing. Outdoor inflatable courses are now common; trampolining is becoming ever more popular; and axe throwing is emerging as a leisure activity in the UK! All of these activities, as well as others, unsurprisingly carry with them an inherent risk of injury.

Society encourages people to enjoy the thrills of engaging in activities outside of their normal day to day life. An active lifestyle promotes physical and mental health. It is important to take risk. It is equally important that businesses and insurers in the activities industry are not deterred by the threat of litigation from continuing to provide the services they offer.

In this paper we consider recent case law affecting the activities industry and the impact it has on corporates and insurers operating within in the sector.