Surrey features acres and acres of open country side so it can be a popular place to go hiking. Here is our tips to stay safe whilst hiking in Surrey to avoid a slip, trip or fall.
Dress for the weather to avoid a slip, trip or fall
Before you head out, check the weather forecast to see whether it is going to be hot, cold, sunny, snowy or rainy and make sure you dress appropriately. Make sure to wrap up warm in winter as the colder you are the more likely you are to have a slip, trip or fall as you will have a shorter attention span.
The most common accident overall is a slip, trip or fall and if you don’t pay full attention to what you’re doing, you can sustain a very serious injury, especially coming across a number of different terrains.
Take emergency supplies
When you are going out hiking in Surrey make sure you take some basic essentials such as water, some food, a torch and a mobile. If you do have a slip, trip or fall and injure yourself these supplies could be helpful.
Make sure you are prepared by planning your route before you go and always make sure you take a map with you. This will not only mean you are less likely to become lost but will reduce your stress levels allowing you to focus on hiking and potentially prevent a slip, trip or fall injury.
Look where you are walking in order to avoid a trip injury
This may seem like the most obvious tip but you would be surprised how often this is overlooked. When you are surrounded by beautiful countryside and wildlife it can be easy to lose your attention and focus on what is around other than what is ahead of you. If you aren’t focused on the path in front of you, the chance of having a slip, trip or fall increases.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have had a slip, trip or fall that’s led to a significant injury within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline’s expert team of lawyer may be able to assist you in making a claim. Specialising in all sorts of compensation claims, we have over 15 years’ worth of experience and will help make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible.
Speak to one of our friendly advisers to find out more about how to make a claim for compensation on our 24-hour freephone 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile
Date Published: February 3, 2016
Author: David Brown