Durham is a city located in the North East of England. It is known for its broad history including its Norman Cathedral and 11th century castle which are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. However, with history and old monuments there is often an increased of accident claims including slips, trips and falls.
How can a slip, trip or fall be caused in Durham?
When you have a city which is filled with history and historic sites you also often have uneven cobbled pavements and stones from ruins. These can all cause slip, trips or falls if you’re not careful.
Where else in Durham could a slip injury be caused?
The city also has a river called the River Wear. When the tide is high or when the weather is bad the banks of the river can become very slippery and if you walk on them it could be quite easy to slip, trip or fall down. As well as this, in the summer months Durham city centre can become quite overcrowded and busy. These are times when trip claims can often be caused by other people not looking where they are walking.
How to prevent a slip, trip or fall accident in Durham?
The key tip to avoid having to make a slip, trip or fall claim in this city is to always be aware of your surroundings and look where you are going. There are so many different places of interest in Durham, it can often be tricky to follow as you want to be looking all around and not just forward. If you want to look at a monument or historical point of interest it may be a good idea to stop and look, although make sure nobody is directly behind you when you do this.
However, if you do have a slip, trip or fall whilst in Durham that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is there to make sure you get what you may be eligible for, with many cases being settled without having to go to court. To find out how much you could be entitled to claim, use our 30-second compensation calculator or speak to someone on our dedicated 24-hour advice line on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: February 12, 2014
Author: David Brown