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Ice Skating Injury Claims

Have you sustained an injury at an indoor or outdoor ice rink due to negligence? If so, we could assist you in making a claim for the compensation you’re entitled to. Talk to us about ice-skating injury claims, we may be able to help you.

Our team of professional solicitors can guide you through the whole process whether you are a seasoned ice skater or an amateur.

Call our experts today on 0800 342 3206 or contact us online to arrange a no-obligation, initial consultation about your potential claim.

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Ice Skating Injuries

Winter months are the most common months in which ice skating injuries occur. This is mainly due to the abundance of temporary ice rinks that pop up in cities across the UK at this time of year. Nevertheless, there are plenty of permanent sites so injuries are possible all year round. Naturally, ice skating is an activity that risks bumps and bruises, but sometimes more serious injuries can occur. These injuries include dislocated shoulders, broken bones, lacerations and back injuries.

It is important to note that having an ice-skating accident does not necessarily mean a claim will be successful. There will only be a case for compensation if we can prove that a third party has been negligent in their duty to provide a safe environment. Some examples of this may include:

  • Providing unsuitable skates and other equipment
  • Careless and dangerous behaviour from fellow skaters
  • Inadequate maintenance of the ice rink
  • Poor management and supervision during peak times

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Our team are happy to discuss your individual circumstances with a no-obligation free consultation. Simply pick up the phone and call 0800 342 3206, or feel free to contact us online and we will call you back.

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HOW DOES THE CLAIMS PROCESS WORK?

At Jefferies Solicitors, once we have carried out an initial consultation, we will take care of the paperwork required to get your case underway.

A letter will be sent to you following an initial consultation with your solicitor. This will be a summary of the discussion you had and will confirm that they are happy to take on your case. It will highlight who will be your contact and estimate how long the process will take. The letter will also detail how you will be funding the case and an estimate of costs. If you need to provide any further information this will also be included.

A letter will then be sent to the defendant, providing details of the accident. The defendant has a fixed period in which they can reply and in their reply, they must state whether or not they are denying or accepting liability for your injuries. If they do accept liability, your solicitor will endeavour to settle the case out of court.

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AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION IN ICE SKATING INJURY CLAIMS

If you have recovered in full from an ice-skating minor injury after a week or so, then it is unlikely that you will be able to make a successful claim.

All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. The amount of compensation that is awarded is determined by looking at two distinct factors – general damages and special damages.

GENERAL DAMAGES

The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that outlines the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity.

Our compensation calculator gives an indication of how much you might be entitled to based upon your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.

SPECIAL DAMAGES

However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. Therefore, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your accident/injuries.

Except for children, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident occurred. You should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to assess your case.

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Ice Skating Injury Claims Accidents

As mentioned above it is normal to sustain minor injuries when ice skating. More serious accidents can pose a real risk and have a lasting impact. Common examples include:

This list is not exhaustive and many other serious injuries could happen on an ice rink. However, you are entitled to claim if your accident occurred due to the negligence of somebody else and it took place within the last three years.

Who is accountable for ice skating accidents?

Every action should be taken by the owners of the ice rink to ensure that a safe environment is provided. You can only make a claim if your accident or injury occurred as a result of negligence. The responsibilities of the ice rink could include:

  • Fixing faults without delay
  • Ensuring that all staff are suitably trained
  • General maintenance of the rink and equipment is carried out

How can I claim?

Our solicitors specialise in ice skating accidents and will be happy to discuss further details if you think you have a claim. If negligence can be proven then compensation may be payable.

Jefferies Solicitors work on a no win no fee basis and have experts who are experienced in all types of sport-related injury claims. This includes claims following an ice-skating accident.

Claims can be issued for both past and future losses on behalf of our clients. When working on your case we will take a whole host of factors into account, such as pain and suffering, loss of earnings, and any requirements for special support.

Ice Skating Injury Claims with Jefferies Solicitors

Our lawyers understand the intricate circumstances that can arise when pursuing a claim. As such, we will ensure that you are guided through the legal process in a quick and simple manner to get you the compensation that you deserve.

Contact Jefferies Solicitors to discuss your claim on 0800 342 3206 or fill out our online contact form and we will call you back.

 

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