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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Ice skating accident advice

    Ice skating accident advice is something that our specialist advisers at Accident Advice Helpline can help you with. Winter sports can be fun activities for all the family, and ice skating rinks become more popular around Christmas time. What could be more festive than taking to the ice? The success of TV programmes such as Dancing on Ice may also encourage more people to try ice skating. Unfortunately, although winter sports can be fun they can also result in injuries.

    With rising levels of obesity people are encouraged to take up more exercise and ice skating can be good exercise. Whilst physical exercise is good for our health it also carries the risk of injury. Many sports carry a risk of injury, and the law knows that when an individual takes part in sport, they are accepting a certain level of risk. However, as with any other claim for personal injury, an individual who takes part in a sporting activity should expect that the risk of injury has been minimised as much as possible.

    If you have suffered from an injury whilst taking part in ice skating that was not your fault, you may be able to make a claim for personal injury. To make a successful claim you will need to be able to prove that the maintenance of the ice rink was not up to standard.

    Some flaws in the ice rink’s health and safety standards would be:

    • If there were defects in the equipment, which contributed to the accident.
    • If there was inadequate instruction, training or supervision.
    • If there was a failure by the management to control dangerous behaviour.
    • If there was reckless or violent behaviour by another individual that caused the accident.

    If any of these issues were the cause of your accident on an ice rink, then you may have grounds to make a successful claim. Call our free 24-hour hotline to get advice on whether you could make an ice skating accident claim.

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    Ice rinks can be great fun, but the management of any ice rink must ensure that the boots they provide are in good condition. They must also ensure that the ice rink does not become too crowded. Most of the skaters who take to the ice will not be experienced, and an overcrowded ice rink with amateur skater with boots with blades on them racing around the ice can be a recipe for disaster. The manager of the ice rink must also ensure that the ice is regularly re-surfaced to ensure that it is as safe as possible.

    Our advisers at Accident Advice Helpline will be able to offer you ice skating accident advice. It is important that you keep a record of what happened, the injuries you incurred and any financial losses if you have to take time off work. You may be able to claim compensation for not only your injury, but also for losses or expenses that you incurred as a result of your injury.

    To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

    Date Published: January 3, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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