Have you suffered an accident at an ice rink event? Is injury advice required? Then contact Accident Advice Helpline, a legal firm established to help people just like you. Ice rinks are always popular, even more so at certain times of the year, such as the festive period. Many individuals and families are tempted out to their local ice rink to attend an ice show, ice hockey game, or to try their hand at skating. Whilst such activities are fun, it has to be recognised that accidents do occur.
Injuries are a common part of sporting events, even professional sportsmen and women with all the advantages of experienced coaches and first class equipment, suffer injuries, some of which can be so serious that they are career ending. You might conclude, therefore, that if you suffer an ice rink injury it is unlikely you will be able to make a claim for compensation.
Whilst it is certainly true that in the view of the law, individuals who visit an ice rink accept a certain degree of risk and have a responsibility to take care of their own safety, the organiser of the event and the management of the venue still have a responsibility to minimise the risk of injury to participants or spectators.
Accidents at ice rinks can be minor and result in no more than a few bruises and some injured pride, but they can also be more serious, resulting in broken bones, dislocations, severe muscle problems and other injuries that may require months to recover from. Common accidents involving skaters are collisions and trips and falls. While spectators may be at less risk they may still be injured as a result of poor crowd control or uneven paving or flooring, for example.
If you have had an accident whilst at an ice rink event talk to one of Accident Advice Helpline’s team of lawyers. For any personal injury claim to be successful it must be possible to prove that the injury was due to negligence, either on the part of the organisation, or the individual who had a duty of care towards you.
The owner of the ice rink has certain responsibilities under the law. Any equipment they provide, such as skates, must be in good order and the surface of the ice must be properly maintained so as to minimise the risk of falls. Ice rinks can be very popular and it is the duty of the management to ensure that the number of people on the ice at any one time does not constitute a hazard. Overcrowding increases the risk of collisions and accidents. Failing to remove individuals who are acting in a reckless or dangerous manner may also be viewed as negligence.
At Accident Advice Helpline we does not only provide an answer to the question, ‘I was involved in an accident at an ice rink event, can you provide injury advice?’, we will also be happy to act on your behalf to secure the compensation you are entitled to.
Date Published: May 28, 2014
Author: David Brown