Exmoor is a great place to go on holiday. It has lots of moorland, woodland, valleys and farm land which make it perfect for walking and trekking trails. But, as with all holidays, accidents can happen – especially slips, trips and falls on the uneven land. Here is our guide to staying safe in Exmoor.
What are the potential slip, trip, and fall claims that could come from visiting and not staying safe in Exmoor?
The main cause of an accident claim in Exmoor is tripping over uneven ground whilst walking. There are so many obstacles to be aware of: tree roots, dirt mounds, pot holes and simply uneven surfaces.
How can I prevent any potential accident claim?
When you are walking around, always be aware of your surroundings as the ground on moorland and valleys can be unpredictable. This will work towards staying safe in Exmoor. If you have to walk when the light is weak, make sure you have a torch so that you can see where you are going to avoid a trip injury.
Also, make sure you keep well hydrated and dress accordingly. If you get dehydrated or too cold then a slip, trip or fall may be more likely as you won’t be concentrating as much on where you are going and may miss that obstacle sticking out of the ground. Also, make sure you avoid wild horses and animals whilst walking. All animals on heath land are usually wild and are not used to humans so may try to kick or bite you which could mean a nasty accident.
What happens if I do have an accident, or have experienced slips, trips, and falls whilst in Exmoor?
If you have had an accident in the last three years which wasn’t your fault you may be able make an accident claim.
Speak to Accident Advice Helpline to see how much you could claim by speaking to the 24/7 help line, or by taking the simple 30 second compensation calculator test, to find out how much you could claim.
Accident Advice Helpline will make the process as easy and stress free as possible and most clients do not even have to attend court to settle the claim. Find out how much you could claim today.
Date Published: November 12, 2013
Author: David Brown