Wherever you go around the festive season you are battling with crowds of people Christmas shopping and soaking up the holiday atmosphere. This is especially true in the country’s capital, London. One such location that could be the cause of potential accidents is Oxford Street.
What type of accidents could happen in Oxford Circus on Christmas Eve?
On an average day, this street can be packed with shoppers and the potential for such accidents as slips, trips and falls is always there. However, Christmas Eve is an especially busy time for London. Shoppers are buying last-minute gifts, workers are out celebrating the last day of work and children are making the most of their time off.
What slip, trip or fall hazards are there?
The common potential slip, trip or fall hazard is the sheer volume of people on the streets. With big crowds it is easier to sustain a slip, trip or fall injury by either walking into someone, tripping over push chairs or falling over loose paving slabs which you may not have noticed whilst trying to avoid people.
How to avoid a slip, trip or fall
The most important thing to remember in order to avoid sustaining a fall injury in Oxford Street on Christmas Eve is to be alert and aware at all times. Make sure you are always looking where you are going and are aware of who is around you. This will ensure that you see any potential trip hazards before they happen.
The last thing you or anyone wants over the festive period is to sustain a slip, trip or fall injury whilst out shopping in Oxford Circus on Christmas Eve.
If you have had a slip, trip or fall within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with years of experience in slip, trip and fall claims.
To find out more about whether or not you could make a claim for that slip, trip or fall you had call our 24-hour freephone on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Alternatively take our simple 30-second compensation calculator test online to see if you could make a slip, trip or fall injury claim.