With a breath-taking cathedral, picturesque harbour, numerous retail outlets and a wide variety of children’s activities and attractions, Gloucester is the perfect destination for a fun-filled family day out. The best way to ensure your visit to Gloucester goes off without a hitch and remains free of accidents in public such as trips and falls is to prepare.
Avoiding accidents in Gloucester – slips, trips and falls
With the Warehouse Climbing centre located in the city and the magical Forest of Dean, complete with a Go Ape course, a short journey away, there is no shortage of options for exhilarating adventure in Gloucester.
One of the most valuable weapons in terms of staying safe are your shoes. Finding the right footwear can go a long way to guarding against a slip or trip accident occurring. A trek through the Forest of Dean, for example, is a totally different proposition to taking in the sights and exhibits at Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery or the Waterways Museum so make sure you have packed appropriate footwear for a range of activities. Outdoor shoes should offer comfort, support and grip. Suffering a blister or a trip or fall accident can bring a cloud over the entire day
Avoiding accidents in Gloucester – incidents on the road
Quite apart from the hair-raising circuits and races at JDR Karting, negotiating the roads in and around Gloucester can be an intimidating experience, especially for inexperienced drivers. Make sure you have planned your route thoroughly before you set off as getting lost only increases the chances of an accident on the road occurring. Likewise, making sure you allow plenty of time to complete your journey leaves you with one less thing to worry about when it comes to staying safe on the road.
Accidents in Gloucester – who is responsible?
The management and owners of public places in Gloucester have a legal obligation, under Public Liability Law, to ensure the safety of their visitors. This means measures must be put in place to counteract hazards and threats to public to safety that cannot be eliminated totally. Failure to do so could count as negligence and, if you suffer an accident in public as a result, you may be due some public injury compensation.
One call to our legal team at Accident Advice Helpline can get the ball rolling on your road to the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice