With a number of play centres, an indoor water park, numerous museums and perhaps the most entertaining owners of any club in the Football League (unless of course you are a Rovers fan) there is no shortage of things to enjoy in Blackburn.
The last thing you want is for your day out in Blackburn to be ruined by a serious accident in public. Slips and falls can be as physically damaging as they are emotionally embarrassing so you want to do everything in your power to avoid them.
How can I guard against slips, trips and falls when visiting Blackburn?
The first thing to consider is your itinerary for the day and what you might need to wear to stay safe during it. For example, a day spent wandering around the Harris Museum and Art Gallery and Towneley Hall Museum requires a very different outfit to an afternoon of laser combat at Battlestorm Clitheroe, especially when it comes to footwear. Shoes should provide support, comfort and grip in order to prevent painful slips and falls occurring.
How can I guard against other accidents in public when visiting Blackburn?
All of Blackburn’s many attractions and visitor centres should have health and safety notices displayed around them giving advice and instructions to guests. Under Public Liability Law, the management of establishments open to the public have a responsibility towards the health and safety of their guests.
This means that all hazards and threats to public safety should be eliminated. If this is not possible, then they should be minimised as far as is reasonably practicable and adjustments made. For example, clear signs should be displayed on low ceilings or raised steps to help prevent slips, falls and other public accidents occurring.
It also means that staff are trained to deal with hazards quickly and efficiently as and when they appear. Things like spillages should be cordoned off and cleaned away as quickly as possible before a slip accident occurs.
If you are injured in a public place because of negligence or other reasons meaning the accident was not your fault, then you may be due some public injury compensation. One quick phone call to Accident Advice Helpline freephone service can set you on the way to the accident compensation you deserve. Our legal team work on a no-win, no-fee* basis and are usually able to settle out of court.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice