Shrewsbury is a market town in the West Midlands of England. It is a historic town with virtually unaltered medieval street layout and over 660 historic, listed buildings. This means there is plenty to see and do in Shrewsbury, but like all towns there are several potential accident claims waiting to happen. The most common potential accident in Shrewsbury is slips, trips and falls.
Why are slips, trips and falls a potential accident in Shrewsbury?
As mentioned previously, this town has a lot of history including the layout of the town. This means that not all streets and roads are even and in fact many of the streets are cobbled. If you aren’t looking where you are going a slip, trip or fall injury is much more likely. Also, due to the amount there is to see and do, tourists are often busy trying to cram all the sights into a small amount of time so may not realise they are right behind them until they have had a slip, trip or fall
How to prevent a slip, trip or fall claim?
The most important thing to remember in order to prevent any slips, trips and falls is to always look where you are walking. Even if there is amazing architecture and beautiful buildings around you. If you want to properly look at any sights, stop and look. If you walk around looking up all the time or are continually distracted then you are much more likely to sustain a fall injury or cause someone else to have a slip, trip or fall.
As well as this, make sure you are aware of your surroundings. This means not only knowing what is in front but also behind you and to your sides. By being more aware of what is around you will help prevent any potential slip, trip or fall injury for not only yourself but others around you.
Accidents can and do happen. If you do have a slip, trip and fall which wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. With years of experience, Accident Advice Helpline will make the claims process as easy and stress free as possible. In fact, most clients are able to settle their claims without having to step in court. Call today to find out if you could be eligible to claim.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice