Ice Skating Injury Compensation
With the popularity of Dancing on Ice and other TV shows, more and more people across the UK are taking up ice skating. While this is an extremely enjoyable sport, it can be dangerous. Even professional ice skaters can suffer serious injuries from time to time. If you’re a novice ice skater, and you suffer any kind of serious injury, then you may be able to claim for compensation. An ice skating injury can cause serious, long-term health conditions. They can not only result in a great deal of pain and suffering but can actually result in long-term disabilities too.
Most ice-skating injuries are minor. Light bruises and minor cuts are common, particularly amongst younger children. While these injuries might be uncomfortable, and cause some immediate pain, they should resolve themselves over a few days. However, some of the most serious injuries can cause long-term health conditions. It is possible for these injuries to require many weeks or even months to resolve themselves.
Ice Skating Injury Compensation
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our team of no-win, no-fee legal experts can help you to get the compensation you deserve. We have more than 10 years’ experience in all kinds of personal injury claims. As such, we will be able to help you understand whether or not you have a viable claim against the person you believe to be responsible. In some cases, this can be the owner of the ice rink, another skater or even a professional ice skating trainer.
Whatever kind of ice skating injury you’ve suffered, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team today. We can work with you to get the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. Whether you’ve been left with agonising short-term damages, or long-term conditions which will have a major impact on your entire life, get in touch with our team today. Our no-win, no-fee personal injury specialists will do everything in our power to hold the party responsible accountable for their actions.
What is an Ice Skating Injury?
An ice skating injury is any kind of injury associated with ice skating. They most commonly occur on an ice rink but can also occur in the surrounding area. For example, a slip, trip or fall while wearing ice skates, after just leaving the rink, can constitute an ice skating injury. These injuries can involve all kinds of damages, including broken bones, head and brain injuries and minor to serious lacerations.
Most of these injuries are relatively minor, usually involving nothing more than a bruise or two. However, in some circumstances, these injuries can be extremely damaging. It isn’t unheard of for an ice skating injury to cause serious, long-term health conditions. This can include brain damage or physical disabilities. Sometimes, these injuries can even contribute towards psychological conditions, including anxiety.
Over the years, the experienced team at Tylers Solicitors have worked to deliver no-win, no-fee legal services to all kinds of people. Whether you’re an experienced ice skater or a novice, if you’ve suffered an injury on the ice that wasn’t your fault, get in touch today. We will do everything we can to help you get the maximum amount of compensation. This money can be essential in helping you move on with your life, replace lost wages or allow you to enjoy a high quality of life following a serious physical condition.
Common Questions Regarding Ice Skating Injury in the UK:
How Much Compensation Can I Get for An Ice Skating Injury in the UK?
The amount of compensation that you can receive will largely depend on the severity of your injuries. You’ll be able to make a claim for the level of pain and suffering that you have been forced to suffer. In addition to the actual incident, there are other factors which will impact how much compensation you could be entitled to.
If you’re left with a long-term, or even permanent, health condition, then you will be entitled to more compensation than someone with a short-term injury. The impact that this incident has had on your life, including any psychological impacts, is an important part of the claim. Similarly, if you’ve been left unable to work (or even been forced to take time off work), then you could be reimbursed for your lost wages.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team can deliver a complete range of no-win, no-fee legal services to help you get the compensation you need. We have helped people from all walks of life to make successful personal injury claims. If you’ve suffered any long-term health conditions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team today. We can help you to get the justice, and the compensation, that you need to move on with your life.
Compensation Amounts for Ice Skating Injuries in the UK
|Type of Injury||Description||Amount of Compensation|
|Pain and Suffering||Whenever you sustain any kind of injury, you are going to experience a degree of pain and suffering. This can either be short-term pain and suffering or develop into serious health concerns including chronic pains.||£1,000 to £200,000|
|Minor to Serious Head Injuries, including Brain Damage||It is possible for you to experienced serious head injuries, including brain damage. Tripping, slipping and falling on the hard surface, particularly if you are close to the edge of the ice, can easily cause serious head injuries. In addition to long-term issues, such as regular headaches, there is also the risk for brain damage to cause learning disabilities and other concerns.||£11,650 to £307,000|
|Minor to Serious Ankle Injuries||Ankle injuries are the most common issue related to ice skating damages. These injuries can be relatively minor but can also include broken bones. In some cases, soft tissue damage can cause a full range of long-term health conditions. The most serious of ankle injuries can make you unable to walk normally. It is also possible for these injuries to cause permanent weakness, deformities and scarring.||£1,475 to £53,000.|
|Minor to Serious Shoulder and Back Injuries||Slipping or falling while ice skating can lead to limited mobility, chronic pain and more. In some cases, you will be able to make a full recovery from these injuries in a matter of weeks. However, it is possible for the more serious impacts to cause long-term injuries. This can include reduced mobility, chronic pain and even impair your ability to walk.||£6,000 to £122,350.|
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we understand that every single personal injury is unique. As such, we deliver a range of bespoke no-win, no-fee legal services to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. While the above table gives you a clear indication of the amount of compensation you could receive, it is always better to talk to our expert team for a more accurate evaluation.
What are the Main Causes of Ice Skating Injuries?
In most cases, ice skating injuries are simply due to being unable to skate. However, there are other causes which you could make a claim for. These can include:
- Improperly Secured or Damaged Ice Skates.
- Poorly-Maintained and Uneven Ice.
- Improper Training.
What are the Most Common Kinds of Ice Skating Injuries?
Ankle injuries are certainly the most common. This is due to the design of ice skates, which prevent your ankle from moving as they should. As such, undue stress could be placed on your ankles whenever you slip, trip or fall.
What are the Most Common Overuse Injuries?
Some of the most common overuse injuries in the UK include:
- Stress Fractures.
- Stress Reactions, including Shin Splints.
- Tendonitis, including Achilles, Patellar or Peroneal Tendonitis.
- Jumper’s Knee or Patellofemoral Syndrome.
- Apophysitis – Osgood-Schlatter or Iliac Crest.
- Bursitis in the Ankle.
Can a Wrongful Death Ever Occur as Part of an Ice Skating Injury?
It is possible for a wrongful death to occur as part of an ice skating injury. As with any slips, trips or falls, it all depends on the way you land. Head injuries are a common cause of death when ice skating.
Who is to Blame for My Ice Skating Injuries?
In most cases, there won’t be anyone to blame for your injuries. However, if the ice rink or your trainer created an unsafe environment, or didn’t provide safe equipment, then you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
How Common are Injuries Related to Ice Skating?
Mild injuries are common when it comes to ice skating. Hundreds of people every week suffer bruises due to falling over on the ice. Few of these injuries ever develop into serious medical conditions or concerns.
Am I Eligible to Claim for Ice Skating Injury Compensation in the UK?
If you’ve been unfortunate enough to suffer any kind of serious ice skating injury, get in touch with our experienced team today. Our no-win, no-fee legal experts can help you to get the compensation you need to move on from your injury. Whether you’ve suffered any kind of long or short-term injury, get in touch with our experienced team today.
The amount of compensation that you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries. If you’ve been treated negligently, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today. We can provide a no-win, no-fee legal service to people from all walks of life.
More Information on Ice Skating Injury Compensation Claims in the UK:
- NHS Choices: Sports Injuries
- Ice Rink Managers Association
- National Occupational Standards: Maintain the Safety of the Ice Rink Environment
Get in Touch with Tylers Solicitors for Ice Skating Injury Compensation in the UK
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team can help you to get the compensation you need to move on with your life. We are proud to be able to offer comprehensive legal services to suit your needs. Our no-win, no-fee legal experts will do everything that we can in order to get you the compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you’ve suffered any kind of serious or minor injury related to ice skating, get in touch with our experienced team today. We can help you to understand if you have an eligible claim against the ice rink, or your ice skating trainer.
For more information, you can call us directly on 0800 699 079. You can also send any questions or concerns you might have through our online contact form. Just leave us your contact information and we promise to get back to you as soon as we can.