Ice skating has become very popular in recent years, with temporary outdoor rinks cropping up all over the country in the winter months, often associated with Christmas fairs but also outside other tourist attractions such as the big Kensington museums. Ice skating is fun and most people can have fun with it, but there are some safety considerations before you start.
Be careful if you fall
- If you have any kind of problem with balance, an ear infection for example, it isn’t a good idea to go ice skating.
- If you have been diagnosed with any kind of brittle bone condition, including osteoporosis, don’t ice skate – you will fall over; everyone does.
- When you fall over, keep your hands in – tuck them up against your torso as soon as you hit the ice. Fellow skaters will obviously try to avoid you but if that isn’t possible don’t forget; skates are sharp.
- Dress appropriately. You will need warm, layered clothing with no trailing bits. Trousers in particular need to be fairly closely fitting and shorter than ankle level. Getting a skate (yours or someone else’s) caught in your clothes is dangerous.
- The boots will be hired so you can’t expect a great fit, so take some socks to help; they need to be if anything a little tight.
I still got hurt and I don’t think it was my fault. What now?
Sometimes accidents just happen and it is no one’s fault, but if you feel that you have been injured because someone was taking insufficient reasonable care or that there was faulty equipment or inadequate maintenance, you may have a claim for compensation. Give us a call on Accident Advice Helpline and one of our helpful and experienced experts will be able to assess the situation and help you to decide whether or not to proceed. We work on a no win no fee* basis and so there are no upfront fees to find and once we take on your claim we will do all the paperwork for you.
Accident Advice Helpline can help
We work on a no win no fee* basis and will do everything we can do help. When you call us for a no-obligation discussion of your accident, we will ask you the following:
- That the accident happened through someone else’s fault
- That it happened in the last three years
- That you had medical assistance at the scene or shortly afterwards.
If you can answer ‘yes’ to the three statements above, then you are likely to have a claim, but why not call us to find out; it’s free.