With its unending landscapes and lush, green hills, the Peak District is one of the most beautiful regions of Northern England, it’s no wonder so many people choose to go hiking in this scenic delight. However, a slip, trip or fall when hiking can result in serious injuries such as broken bones. With our guide, you can prevent a serious slip or trip from occurring.
The single most important thing to remember when hiking is to wear appropriate footwear with adequate grip. You can buy footwear that is specially designed for hiking in almost any sports shop. Appropriate footwear is the first defence against an unexpected slip or trip.
Drinking plenty of water
The effects of dehydration range from mild nausea to organ failure, depending on the severity of your condition. Always ensure that you bring a large bottle of water in your backpack. Remember to drink water in slow sips, not gulps, to help combat the effects of dehydration.
Plan your hike
Most modern smart phones come equipped with apps to help you effectively plan your hiking route. These are handy tools to stop you from getting lost, especially if an emergency should arise such as you or a friend suffering an injury.
The use of mountain bikes on some of the more popular trails in the Peak District has led to deterioration in the quality of footpaths, particularly on the official route of the Pennine Way out of Edale. Eroded footpaths can drastically increase the chances of suffering an accident such as a slip or trip, so be careful when walking on an eroded surface.
Claiming compensation for a slip or trip
If you’ve suffered a slip or trip within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 for more information on how you could make a 100% no-win-no-fee* slip or trip claim. Our freephone lines are open 24/7 and are staffed by friendly, professional advisors who are waiting to take your call. Our expert legal team have years of experience in all areas of personal injury compensation, including slips, trips and falls. You won’t be under any obligation to proceed with any claim that may be discussed over the phone.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice