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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Beach accidents: Litter and sharps


    Summer time is a great time for going to the beach; sunbathing, swimming and perhaps some surfing. As the temperatures rise more and more tourists and locals alike visit the beach. However, there are several things you need to be aware of on the beach which could cause considerable harm including a slip, trip or fall injury. One of these is litter and sharps on the beach.

    Why is litter dangerous and how can it cause a slip, trip or fall?

    Litter comes in all shapes and sizes, from a small harmless apple core to a broken bottle or crushed can. Some pieces of litter can be more harmful than others. So, although a tissue would not cause any slip, trip or fall injury, stepping on a bottle top could cause considerable pain which could cause you to sustain a slip, trip or fall injury as well as perhaps a cut.

    When it comes to sharps left on the beach it is a whole different situation as the injury could be much worse than a simple slip, trip or fall. Sharps are usually either needles or glass and can often be tricky to see due to the size of the items.

    How to prevent a slip, trip or fall injury?

    Whilst walking on the beach you need to always be aware of where you are walking. To help prevent a trip injury avoid going barefoot when possible as this will mean if you do step on a piece of rubbish you are less likely to be cut or sustain a slip, trip or fall injury.

    If you are constantly looking where you are going you are much less likely to have a slip, trip or fall over any litter or any other obstacle.

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    So, if you do have a slip, trip or fall which wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which specialises in personal injury compensations claims and with years of experience can make the process as easy and stress free as possible.

    To find out if you could make a claim call their 24-hour free phone number today. Alternatively, take the simple 30-second compensation calculator online to see how much your claim could be potentially worth.

    Date Published: July 8, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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