Barnstaple is one of North Devon’s most charming towns, situated in close proximity to Exmoor National Park and the seaside. Barnstaple prides itself on being the oldest borough in England and was once the most important port in the South West. There are plenty of heritage sites here to tickle your historical taste buds and one of the best ways to experience Barnstaple is to join a guided heritage trail through the town. This is a great way to learn about the history of Barnstaple, however, it is important to take care when walking around as in some places the streets can be uneven and in wet weather this may lead to having a slip, trip or fall.
How can I avoid a slip, trip or fall in Barnstaple?
The best way to avoid a fall in public is to wear comfortable footwear with a good grip on the sole. Avoid taking a heritage trail in bad weather as rainfall increases the likelihood of slip injuries occurring. Similarly, keep an eye on young children to avoid them tripping over uneven pavements or wet ground.
Splashing in the sea is a great way for kids to enjoy themselves, but if you do take a trip to the seaside from Barnstaple, look out for loose pebbles and rocks on the beaches which, when disturbed may cause a trip or a fall.
What should I do if I have had a slip, trip or fall in Barnstaple?
If you or a member of your family has been the unfortunate victim of a slip, trip or fall in Barnstaple, or anywhere else, within the last three years then you may be entitled to compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and our friendly and supportive advisors have years of experience in assisting with compensation claims. Give us a call to see if you could be entitled to any compensation. The majority of injury claims can be processed over the telephone and most claimants will not need to attend court. We operate on a strict no win no fee* basis, so you won’t be out of pocket if your claim is unsuccessful.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice