Pontefract is a beautiful and historical market town in West Yorkshire. A perfect place for the family to visit, it certainly doesn’t look like a place that accidents occur, but like anywhere, Pontefract is home to many potential accidents, and being aware of what could go wrong on your visit can help you avoid any injuries.
Like anywhere, Pontefract has some very busy roads, and busy roads are rife when it comes to road traffic accidents. On market days and at the weekend, the smaller roads around Pontefract can become very congested, and in circumstances like these, the risk of a road accident can be very high. When travelling around Pontefract’s roads, be sure to abide by the speed limits, and to drive sensibly and calmly. Rushing and trying to cut corners will simply put you and other drivers at risk of a car crash, and nothing is more valuable than your health.
In certain parts of Pontefract, like a lot of market towns, you’ll find uneven, cobbled streets. While these have a lovely quaint feel to them, they can be quite dangerous to walk on, especially in shoes such as flip flops or high heels. When walking in Pontefract or on surfaces like these, walk carefully and slowly, and try to keep to the flatter pavements. This will stop you suffering a slips injury by falling on the uneven terrain.
Working in Pontefract
There are many businesses and establishments in Pontefract, and if you are a worker for a Pontefract business, you should also be aware of the dangers of potential work accidents. Wherever you work in the country, your employer has an obligation to keep you as safe as possible as an employee, and sometimes, when these obligations are neglected, employees are put at risk of an injury at work. Wear the correct clothes for work, make sure you follow safety regulations and air any concerns to your employer when you are in the workplace to avoid an at-work accident.
Wherever you are, if you are injured, you could be entitled to compensation
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Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice