Due, in part at least, to the renovation and reinvention of the Millennium Dome into the O2 Arena, Greenwich has become one of the must-visit areas of London. There’s so much to see and do, the last thing you want to think about is an accident in public. However, ensuring your safety is crucial to making your trip memorable for the right reasons.
How can I avoid slips, trips and falls in Greenwich?
The first step to minimising the threat of public accidents in Greenwich is to plan your trip beforehand. Knowing where you are going will help to ensure that you not only see and do everything you want, but also that you stay safe whilst doing so.
If you are planning to climb the hill in Greenwich Park to enjoy the Royal Observatory, then make sure you have the right footwear for the job. If you plan on being on your feet all day, then sensible shoes can help guard against both slips and falls and uncomfortable injuries such as blisters.
How can I avoid accidents in Greenwich when travelling?
Traffic in London is often a minefield and Greenwich is no exception. There are many ways of reaching Greenwich, the most enjoyable of which is probably a trip along the Thames, providing the weather is good. If you are driving, then it is important to remain aware and vigilant at all times to avoid any accidents on the road. It’s not just other cars you need to look out for either, accidents with cyclists are a real possibility if your focus wanders.
What can I do if I suffer a public fall in Greenwich?
Owners of often-visited buildings, such as the O2 Arena, have a duty of care and responsibility to ensure that visitors to their establishment are safe. Similarly, local authorities are responsible for the upkeep of public areas such as parks, pavements and streets.
If you suffer a trip or fall in public, then consider the following three questions:
- Did the accident occur in the last three years?
- Did the subsequent injuries require medical attention?
- Was the accident someone else’s fault?
If the answer to all three is yes, then you may have a case for public accident compensation. Our expert legal team at Accident Advice Helpline can answer your questions and guide you through the claims process all on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
Date Published: February 13, 2014
Author: David Brown