Health and safety is a term that is often met with jeers and groans, but guidelines are there for a reason. If you’re going on a Segway adventure in the woods or you’re doing a bit of sightseeing with a difference, the last thing you want is to spend the rest of the day, and maybe even several weeks afterwards, nursing injuries. If you’re keen to have a great time and return home unscathed, you should always wear a helmet on a Segway.
Why you should always wear a helmet on a Segway
If you’re going on a Segway, there’s every chance that you’ll glide along without any issues at all. However, Segways are not always the safest mode of transport. It can take you a few minutes to get the hang of steering and making the Segway do what you want it to do, and you may find that you lose your balance from time to time. Although Segways aren’t famed for their lightning speed, it is possible to fall and this can result in serious injuries. If you are planning a trip, whether you’re a novice or you’ve used one several time before, it’s essential to wear a helmet on a Segway. Helmets are there to protect you from head injuries, which can have devastating consequences.
What to do if you’ve been injured in a Segway accident
Have you been injured in a Segway accident? If so, you may be thinking about making a claim for Segway injuries. The first thing you should do if you sustain an injury is to seek medical advice. Even if you feel fine and you can’t see any visible wounds, it’s always best to get checked out. If you do have injuries, they can be assessed and treated by trained medical professionals. If you do plan to make a claim for a Segway accident, your medical reports will also act as a useful piece of evidence.
If you want to claim compensation for an accident on a Segway, you must be able to prove that you were not to blame for the injuries. If you weren’t using the Segway properly, for example, this would mean that you were liable for the accident. If the Segway was faulty or the safety equipment you were provided with was defective, you wouldn’t be liable, and you should have a viable Segway accident claim. For more advice about claiming compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: May 2, 2017
Author: Accident Advice