When watching professional ice skaters participate in figure skating, it can look effortless. Yet it is important to remember that these performers and sportspeople have had years of training.
Skaters can suffer severe injuries if they do not take the time to carefully learn the complicated moves required to execute these graceful actions on an ice rink.
Although serious ice skaters will be aware of the dangers and therefore liable for any injuries they may sustain in accidents, if they suffer an injury due to improper training, or due to badly maintained ice, they may be able to make a compensation claim against the party responsible.
The most common ice skating accidents involve cuts and amputation injuries caused by the skate's blade, or bruises and broken bones caused by slips and falls.
However, skaters can suffer whiplash injuries, caused by the hyperflexion or hyperextension of a neck's tendons and ligaments, if someone has been trained to perform a move incorrectly, or fails to safely carry out the move because of poorly maintained ice.
Not every figure skating routine requires head motion, but if the individual or their partner undertakes an action in an unsafe manner, or before their neck is strong and flexible enough to withstand the force of the movement, they may sustain symptoms of whiplash.
For professional ice skaters, whether they are employed to perform in a show or to compete against other ice skaters as sportspeople, sustaining an injury can ruin their career or at the very least postpone it while they recover. This could lose them earnings, and potentially cause financial problems for them and their family.
In some cases they will be unable to make a claim since the injury will be deemed their fault and an inescapable part of being involved in such a hazardous activity. However, in other instances the neck injury victim may be able to claim for damages.
Our experienced solicitors team will be able to tell you within minutes if you have a viable case, and help you pursue your claim to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve to cover the costs of a loss in income and expensive medical treatment.
Call YouClaim today on 0800 10 757 95 or via our mobile-friendly number 0333 240 0871. Alternatively, you may wish to use our live help service, which enables you to speak with an adviser over the internet.
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