Ice skating accidents are not particularly common, however, if you have had a fall and wish to make an ice skating accident claim, Accident Advice Helpline can help. We have a free 24-hour helpline where our advisers will be able give you advice on what you can do to claim compensation.
What can I do to claim compensation?
All you need to do is to prove that the accident was not your fault, and it needs to have occurred in the past three years. The accident must have required medical attention, so keeping medical records is a necessity and if you can provide photographs of the accident or names and addresses of any witnesses, this will help your specialist personal injury lawyer to make the claim on your behalf. Your ice skating accident may have occurred due to someone else’s negligence, such as bad maintenance on the part of the ice rink owner. If the ice was badly damaged and left unattended, or you fell through a hole caused by somebody else, you are perfectly within your rights to check what type of personal injury claim you could raise.
Is the other person really to blame?
You shouldn’t feel guilty about claiming for compensation. You are entitled to claim for compensation when your accident was caused by somebody else. Even if the other person had no intention to harm you, their negligence or lack of attention could be the cause of your injuries. Furthermore, your claim may help prevent similar accidents from happening in the future.
How much could I claim in compensation?
How much you could claim in compensation for your ice skating accident depends on the circumstances of your injury. The law takes into consideration your individual circumstances, such as any financial losses you may have incurred because of the accident. The effect of the accident may not be purely physical; you may have lost the ability to work and earn money, you may have had to pay for medical care, and there is a possibility that you could be suffering from psychological damage as well. All this is taken into account when your claim is considered.
My accident is not very common – can I still claim?
It is true that ice skating accidents would not appear to be very common, compared to other types of accidents, such as road traffic accidents. That said, there is little to be gained from considering how unique your accident may have been. Your physical or psychological injuries may be severe, regardless of how they were caused. Essentially, as long as you can show that somebody else caused the accident, you could be in line for compensation.
How do I go about making a claim?
One of our expert advisors should be able to tell you within about five minutes whether you can claim or not. They can also guide you through the fast-track claims process. Accident Advice Helpline offers honest advice. Our expert advisers understand how traumatic accidents can be and are there to help as best as they can.
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Date Published: January 3, 2014
Author: David Brown