As days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and generally sunnier, common British springtime accidents are on the increase. But what types of mishaps are considered typical British springtime accidents?
Road traffic accident statistics show, for instance, that cyclists are more frequently injured in traffic accidents during the spring and summer months than they are during autumn and winter. This is most likely due to the fact that more children will spend time cycling during fine weather than they do when it is cold and wet. This time of year, many adults also switch from using their cars and cycle to work.
Bright sunlight low in the sky during the early morning and as evening draws in can dazzle drivers, which can result in increased numbers of vehicle collisions. Driving along roads lined with trees can also become a hazard as sunlight streams through leaves at almost ‘flashing intervals’.
With the gardening season gradually getting into full swing, gardening accidents and injuries by faulty gardening equipment are also more likely to occur.
People will also spend more time in restaurant and beer gardens, where spills, dew on pathways, etc may increase the number of slips, trips and falls.
Sunny days tempt children and their parents outside like nothing else will. Playgrounds will subsequently also see more falls from height and slip or trip injuries than they did during the winter months, as will theme and amusement parks.
According to a US study, conducted in 2009, switching to daylight saving time also increases the number of work accidents on the Mondays following a switch. This is believed to be the result of workers losing an average of 40 minutes of sleep, making them more prone to make mistakes leading to accidents at work.
If you are injured by an accident that was not your fault this spring, you could be eligible to claim personal injury compensation. This applies to all kinds of accidents, from falls, slips or trips to motoring accidents and from work related accidents to injuries by faulty equipment.
You can enlist first class legal assistance for your claim by making a call to the confidential Freephone number of Accident Advice Helpline, on 0800 689 0500. Our in-house solicitors have years of experience in conducting compensation claims for all kinds of injury at our law firm. Working under conditional fee agreements, they can bring your claim to a successful conclusion quickly and efficiently.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice