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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

    Coping with extreme heat on the Tube


    Travelling on the Tube can be stressful at the best of times, but when temperatures soar during the summer months, extreme heat on the Tube can make journeys an ordeal that is hard to cope with. Here are a few tips on dealing with such conditions.

    Clothing

    Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that allows your skin to breathe. Should you be commuting to a job that requires you to wear more formal outfits, such as suits or uniforms, for example, consider taking them with you and changing once you get to work. It may be a good idea to keep a set of such clothing at work to prevent having to drag such items with you on a daily basis.

    Fluids

    Take a bottle of still water, unsweetened fruit juice, black or green tea with you and drink as much as possible. In order to remain hydrated during extreme summer heat, you should be drinking between two and three litres of fluid every day.

    Tempers

    Heat can make tempers flare easily, so try to keep out of trouble and stay away from travellers likely to ‘blow’ any moment.

    Other hazards

    Slips, trips and falls can become more likely when commuters are distracted and exhausted by heat; sweat dripping into their eyes and the general desire to get out of the heat and into a cool breeze as quickly as possible. With everyone taking drinks or possibly ice creams onto tube premises in order to keep cool, spills are also more likely than usual. Keep an eye on the ground to prevent slip injuries. People are also more likely to rest bags and packages on the floor to get a rest, so look out for hazards likely to cause injuries by tripping.

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    Getting help

    Should you sustain an injury on the Tube through no fault of your own, the person responsible for your accident may be liable to pay you injury compensation. To learn more about claiming personal injury compensation following a slip, trip or fallor indeed any other accidental injury, give our helpful advisers a call at Accident Advice Helpline.

    What happens next

    Once the advisor answering your call has established your claim eligibility, by asking you a few simple questions, you will be offered, but are under no obligation to accept, our legal team’s no-win no-fee assistance. Your allocated solicitors will then assist you in all aspects of conducting your personal injury claim.

    Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information, and to potentially start your claims process.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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