Going off camping with your mates is a rite of passage for millions of young people throughout the United Kingdom. For many, it is the first occasion where a significant amount of time is spent away from home and the safety net of mum and dad.
Therefore, as a parent it is only natural that you will worry, almost constantly, about their safety. Suffering a painful trip and fall can quickly turn the excitement of a camping trip into a living nightmare. Fortunately, you can help guard against camping accidents occurring, even if you cannot be there.
How can I guard against slips, trips and falls when camping?
The main thing you can do to help minimise the likelihood of slips and falls occurring is to provide your son or daughter with a pair of good quality walking shoes for the trip. The ideal shoes for camping will offer comfort, support and good grip. Ideally, they will also be waterproof. After all, this is Britain and the idea of a camping trip lasting the entirety without a downpour occurring is completely alien.
The main causes of trips and falls on camping trips tend to be raised roots, branches and fallen logs from woodland trees. Before they leave, emphasise to your son or daughter the importance of watching where they are going when out and about as even the most innocuous of trips or falls can cause serious personal injuries.
How can I guard against other camping accidents occurring?
Sometimes, there is nothing you can do to prevent an accident. A combination of the folly of youth and the surrounding environment means that some dangerous situations when camping are inevitable. Therefore, it is advisable to send your child off with the tools to deal with an accident. Their supply kit should include:
- Bandages and plasters
- Surgical tape
- Anti-septic wipes
- Insect repellent
- A fully charged mobile phone with credit
The above list is by no means exhaustive but is an example of just some of the things you can send them off with to help keep your mind at rest.
In the event of slips, trips and fall accidents occurring, it’s important to remember that, if it wasn’t your fault, you may be due some injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with years of experience in processing personal injury claims, usually settling out of court.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice