Walking a red carpet can be a very special event. It could be for a new night club launch, an awards ceremony or even a film première. Whatever the occasion there are still potential accidents that can occur.
What types of accidents could happen whilst walking a red carpet?
On nights where the red carpet is rolled out, men and women dress to impress. For women, this may mean very high heels and glamorous dresses. However, high heels always carry the risk of having a slip, trip or fall, especially if you aren’t use to wearing heels.
Other potential accidents could include sustaining a slip, trip or fall injury. This could be caused by colliding with someone else whilst walking a red carpet, tripping over a loose wire from a camera or even something as simple as sustaining a trip injury on the steps leading to or after the red carpet.
How to avoid a slip, trip or fall injury whilst walking a red carpet
The most important thing to remember whilst walking a red carpet in order to prevent such accidents as slips, trips and falls is to watch where you are walking. This may seem obvious but it is easy to get caught up in the moment and posing for the cameras. If you aren’t watching where you are stepping than you are more likely to have a slip, trip or fall.
Also, if you are wearing high heels on the night and are not feeling confident on them, either consider wearing lower heels or practise walking around the house in them to get your balance and posture. Being confident whilst walking in high heels will certainly reduce the risk of a fall injury.
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While these slip injuries may seem rather mild, they can lead to more severe injuries and if you’ve suffered an injury that wasn’t your fault and you suffered it within the past 3 years, you may be able to make a claim. Endorsed by television personality and consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen, Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in personal injury claims.
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Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown