Ice and Snow Accident Claims
We specialise in helping victims of skiing, ice, and snow accidents claim the compensation they deserve.
Ice and Snow Accident Claims
Most people who partake in winter sports accept there is a natural element of risk. However, they expect that those responsible, such as competition organisers or the venue management team, take all reasonable steps to minimise the chances of injury and accident.
The Compensation Experts can help, whether you have been hurt due to another party’s negligence, or if you suspect you have but aren’t yet sure who is to blame. We support clients around the UK whose experience of a fun pastime has turned sour due to snow and ice accidents.
What is an Ice and Snow Compensation Claim?
Typical examples of how ice or snow accidents can occur include:
- Poorly marked ski runs, causing skiers to veer off course and into dangerous territory, such as trees, deep snow, or even ledges.
- Poorly maintained ice skating rinks where an uneven surface causes a skater to fall. Ice skating accidents can be especially dangerous if an individual gets caught by another skater’s sharp blades.
- Inadequate supervision and guidance of beginners or students can lead to a skiing accident. This becomes even more likely if an irresponsible party begins to encourage them to attempt something beyond their skill level
- Not providing suitable safety and sporting equipment can lead to skiing or ice skating accidents.
- Poor management of a large venue during busy times.
- Dangerous behaviour from other participants can result in a skiing accident or ice skating injury.
Examples of injuries from ice and snow accidents
A typical example of a successful skiing accident compensation claim was a woman who collided with a tree as part of a group of beginners. Her instructor had not heeded the severe weather warnings, nor the advice that all skiers should leave the slopes.
The instructor’s lawyers initially argued that the skiing accident was due to the weather, which was considered an Act of God, but later acknowledged liability that the instructor was negligent in not ensuring those in his care were safely guided off the slopes after receiving the warning. After some negotiation, the claim was resolved before it reached court.
Ice can also cause severe injuries, if an individual suffers a fall on a slippery surface that hasn’t been defrosted. These can occur anywhere, including the pavement, outside a supermarket or shopping centre, or at work, and can include upper and lower body injuries to the:
The solicitors we work with are all experts in handling claims for snow and ice accidents, and holding the negligent party accountable.
If a loved one has suffered a fatality as the result of an ice, snow, or skiing accident, we are also able to win the compensation you and your family deserve.
Compensation Claims for Ice and Snow Accidents
Contact The Compensation Experts to find out your legal rights about making snow, ice, or skiing accident claims. Suing for compensation can be a frustrating and expensive process if there is not enough evidence to support your claim, so we do two things to help prevent you from going through this.
- We provide a free, no-obligation consultation
This gives you the information you need to move forward. We will inform you and advise whether we believe you have solid ground to make a claim, but there is no pressure to move forward. If you do decide to proceed with an application for compensation, we offer a No Win No Fee basis (*Conditions may apply. This is known as a ‘Conditional Fee Arrangement’. Please see details at the bottom of the page.)
- We will match you with an experienced snow accidents solicitor
You’ll be matched with a solicitor who is best suited to support you based on your circumstances. They will have a history of successful ice, snow, or skiing accident claims. The result is an expert team who will support you and advocate your rights until reaching a settlement.
We are waiting to hear from you, so contact The Compensation Experts today to find out how we can help.
Am I eligible?
If you have experienced an ice, snow, or skiing accident in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.
The main exception to this is if you were a child at the time of the accident. In this case, you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As all ice and snow skiing accidents are different, the amount of compensation paid out can vary from case to case. Contributing factors that lead to the final figure can include the extent of your injuries, total loss of earnings, and estimated future losses.
Our dedicated team of ice, snow, and skiing accident experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
When claiming compensation for ice and snow accidents, it’s important to know what to expect from the process. That’s why our solicitors ensure each step is as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence, and notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.