If you’re visiting the junk yard in the hope of getting rid of an old car, or picking up some unwanted spare parts, it’s wise to be wary of potential hazards.
Public places, like municipal tips and junk yards can carry a risk of accidents, such as slips, trips and falls.
Advice for visiting a junk yard
If you’re going down to the junk yard, it’s best to be prepared. Junk yards are filled with all kinds of potential accident hazards, including sharp metal, uneven ground and broken glass.
When visiting a junk yard, it’s wise to wear old clothing and sturdy footwear. Use gloves if you plan to touch any of the materials. Be vigilant at all times.
Pay attention to safety guidelines and warning signs. Stick to designated paths and ask for
advice to locate specific items you are looking for.
Generally speaking, it’s unwise to turn up at a junk yard and wander around at leisure. If you are interested in specific parts or products, call up beforehand.
Staying safe in public places
We visit public places on a daily basis. Most of the time, we emerge unscathed without any injuries. However, sometimes, people do get injured in public places.
If you’re visiting the supermarket, or you’re heading off to the pool for a swim, it’s a good idea to take heed of these simple pointers:
- Wear suitable footwear
- Pay attention to warning signs and stick to paths
- Supervise children
- Look where you are walking; try not to get distracted by listening to music or texting on your phone
- Report any slip and trip hazards to a member of staff, such as a slippery floor or damaged carpet
Can you claim compensation for a junk yard accident?
Compensation is a financial sum which is awarded to people who have suffered illness or injury through no fault of their own.
In the case of public place accidents, compensation may be granted in instances when a customer is injured after slipping on a wet floor at a shop or a pedestrian suffers injuries after tripping on a broken paving stone in the town centre.
To find out if you have a viable personal injury claim, call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice