On the bank holiday weekend, we often kick back, relax, fire up the barbeque or spend time visiting family and friends. While we all look forward to that extra day added onto the weekend, the bank holiday vibe can actually cause myriad public holiday accidents.
After all, with more people relaxed, sipping drinks in the sun, slips, trips and falls are bound to occur. This goes without mentioning the road-related accidents caused by visiting family and friends via unfamiliar roads.
The dangers of the bank holiday weekend
When the bank holiday weekends come around, it is tempting to book in some activities into your diary to make the most of your extra spare time.
Common bank holiday activities include household DIY jobs, family barbecues, days out with the children, spring cleaning, mini-breaks and visiting family and friends.
When we take a break from the routine of our daily life, we are at risk of small accidents such as slips, trips and falls or strains and sprains from undertaking activities that our body isn’t used to.
Some common bank holiday injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Slips and falls around paddling pools
- Trips and falls due to alcohol consumption
- Road traffic accidents caused by many drivers using unfamiliar roads
- Weather-related road accidents
- Burns from barbecues
- Food poisoning caused by undercooked or ill-prepared barbecue items
- Sprains and strains from undertaking heavy cleaning or DIY activities
- Head injury while undertaking DIY jobs
Claiming compensation for a bank holiday accident
No matter the nature of your claim, if you have suffered a bank holiday injury or illness and you believe you are not to blame for the harm you have endured, Accident Advice Helpline can help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
It could be that your mini-break hotel owners are responsible for your slip in the lobby, or that the supermarket sold you out-of-date barbecue produce, perhaps your DIY tools malfunctioned and the manufacturer is at fault.
Accident Advice Helpline offer a free initial consultation so that we can discuss the basis of your case and determine both where liability is likely to lie and your eligibility to claim personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
For more information, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice