As romantic as it sounds and sometimes is, skating or even just walking on a frozen lake is a dangerous act. One can never be entirely sure about how thick ice is and this is where you need to be careful. While there are measures you can take to make yourself feel more secure about where it’s safer to skate, there is no guarantee that the ice is sturdy or strong enough to support your weight.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which exists to both help those involved in accidents claim compensation for their injuries but also to safeguard you from future harm by providing advice on when it’s wise to do certain things and when it’s not. At Accident Advice Helpline we advise you to not go skating on frozen lakes. There are considerable dangers associated with this act.
The dangers of skating on frozen lakes and how to deal with them
Ice is dependent on a number of factors and it’s important to be aware of these. They can range from the ice’s appearance, its thickness, external temperature, snow coverage and depth of water below the ice. The size of the frozen water body will determine the ice thickness. Another factor is whether the water is fresh or salt. If you see cracks or holes in the ice, do not go near to the ice edge.
It’s important to be aware of all the factors that can determine your safety when skating on a frozen lake. If you get trapped under a frozen lake you run a risk of drowning. If you’re going to go skating on a frozen lake then we insist you bring other people with you and dress as warmly as possible to counter the chances of being exposed to hypothermia and losing limbs or fingers as a result.
Do you need to make a claim?
If you have suffered an accident which was no fault of your own, then you may be eligible to claim personal injury compensation. Call our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 to start a claim if you have suffered an injury in the last three years. You can also take a 30-second test on our website. Our friendly, helpful advisors are here to help you with your claim, we will take on all responsibility for your claim, so you can focus on getting healthy.