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 venue management – take all reasonable steps to minimise the chance of being injured in an accident.
The Compensation Experts can help if you have been hurt due to another party’s negligence, or even 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 an accident in snow or on the ice.
What is an Ice and Snow Compensation Claim?
Typical examples of an ice or snow accident claim can include:
- Poorly marked ski runs, causing skiers to veer off course and into dangerous territory
- Poorly maintained ice skating rinks where an uneven surface causes a skater to fall
- Inadequate supervision and guidance of beginners or students, or encouraging them to attempt something beyond their skill level
- Not providing suitable safety and sporting equipment
- Poor management of a large venue during busy times
- Dangerous behaviour from other participants
A typical example of compensation for a skiing accident was a woman who collided with a tree while skiing 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 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 off the slopes after receiving the warning. After some negotiation, the claim was resolved before it reached court.
Compensation Claims for Ice and Snow Accidents
Contact The Compensation Experts to find out your legal rights about making a compensation claim for an accident you have had on ice or snow. 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.
The first is to provide a free, no-obligation consultation to give 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.)
You will be matched with an experienced personal injury solicitor who is best suited to support you based on your circumstances. 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.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or 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 every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure. These include: extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence. They will then notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. However, if your claim is successful we will charge up to 25% of the total compensation awarded and if you terminate the agreement before your claim for damages ends then you may be liable to pay basic charges in addition to this.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information you provide, which then helps us to determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our panel of personal injury solicitors are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Team
Each client has their own Personal Injury solicitor who will work on the case from start to finish. They will also be there every step of the way. The client has a direct phone number and direct email address of the solicitor.
Expert ice and snow injury advisors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee* basis, so if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
However, you should be aware that the panel of solicitors we work with may charge up to 25% of the total compensation awarded if your claim is successful. Further, if you terminate the agreement before your claim for damages ends you may be also be liable to pay basic charges including (but not exclusively) disbursements, and barrister’s fees.