Built on the Irish Sea coast of England, Blackpool is known for being a great night out for stag dos, hen parties and not to mention the picturesque pier and the ‘old-school’ amusement park that is known for housing the UK’s oldest wooden roller-coaster. While all those sound extremely fascinating and make Blackpool sound like a good place to go for a holiday, like any town, accidents in Blackpool can and do happen.
From slips, trips and falls on the pier as well as on the paths adjacent to the pier to accidents whilst on holiday and/or nights out, here is a list of potential accidents in Blackpool.
Accidents in Blackpool
Blackpool’s beach and its pier makes it a fairly unique destination in that certain injury hazards arise there which wouldn’t necessarily arise elsewhere.
The coast is known to get rather rough which may cause water to wash up onto the footpaths. As experienced and travel-wise as you may be, you cannot foresee the unpredictable, especially if the weather turns bad. Slips, trips and falls are undoubtedly the most common accident cause and you don’t want to fall into that basket – keep your eyes open, be aware of your surroundings and avoid anything that might put you at risk of sustaining injury.
Avoiding accidents in Blackpool
If you’re not from the area and you’re heading to Blackpool for the first time, it goes without saying that you need to be particularly cautious of your surroundings. Such scenarios like mistaking a small street for a pedestrian mall can lead to road incidents or being unaware of how slippery salty water can make footpaths can lead to more severe injuries than just cuts and abrasions.
In addition to being aware of your surroundings, when visiting a new area, it can never do any harm to plan before departing. Take a look at where you’re staying if you’re travelling from another part of the country and try and get a feel for what the city is like before arriving. This will definitely help you in avoiding a travel incident and ensure that you’re safe on your trip to the city.
Make a claim
If you’ve been injured on a trip to Blackpool or, for that matter, anywhere else, and it you have documentation to prove that it wasn’t your fault, give Accident Advice Helpline a call and we may be able to help you claim compensation.
With over 15 years’ of experience, our expert team of lawyers can alleviate any stress that usually accompanies a claim for compensation. Give our professionally trained advisors a call today on our freephone helpline 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown