Situated on North West England’s Irish Sea coast, the large sea-side town of Southport is located 26.6 km (16.5 miles) to the north of Liverpool and 23.8 km (14.8 miles) south-west of Preston. Fringed by the estuary of the River Ribble in the north, Southport forms part of the Merseyside Borough of Sefton.
Regarded as one of the UK’s most popular seaside resorts, the town is home to the British Isles’ second longest pleasure pier; the Southport Pier Tramway and a tree-lined, elegant shopping street, Lord Street, which was once the home of France’s Napoleon III. The extensive sand dunes stretching for miles between Woodvale and Birkdale (to the town’s south) include the Ainsdale sand dunes, which are designated as a Ramsar site and British National Nature Reserve. In addition, the town features a rich assortment of Victorian architecture and town planning examples, and has been planted extensively with trees.
Regular events hosted in Southport include an annual air show and the UK’s biggest independent flower show (held at the town’s Victoria Park). Considered to be at England’s Golf Coast’s centre, the town has also been host to the Open Golf Championships.
The town’s popularity means it is usually buzzing with activity, and there is little surprise that once in a while locals or visitors encounter accidents that result in more or less serious personal injuries.
By far the most common of those accidental injuries are caused by slips or trips. While local authorities, shop and restaurant owners, pub landlords and so on strive to prevent such injuries by slipping or tripping, the rush of peak time business and the occasional spell of bad weather causing floors to get wet quicker than staff can deal with it sometimes make such accidents virtually impossible to prevent.
If you suffered an injury by tripping or slipping in Southport (or anywhere else), you may be entitled to claim for compensation if:
- The incident was caused by another person, and
- You sustained your injury within the last three years
You can confirm your entitlement to claim and/or start the claim process by contacting Accident Advice Helpline. Calls to this well-known, highly respected law firm are free, and any details you provide will be treated with strict confidentiality. Claims are conducted by in-house compensation lawyers with years of experience under conditional (no win no fee*) fee agreements.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice