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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Does summer heat make London’s smog more dangerous?


    The British summer may be unpredictable and sometimes wet but we do still get the odd heatwave and this can cause a rise in pollution. On a normal day the level of smog in London is usually at a bearable point but as the temperatures rise, the smog becomes more dangerous and can cause accidents such as slips, trip or falls or worse.

    How can the smog in London cause a slip, trip or fall?

    The higher the temperature is, the denser the smog in London can become. This is because as the air gets hotter more particles of nitrogen, soot, dust and dirt are released into the air, sometimes creating a heavy dark cloud over the city. This can cause severe visibility issues thus meaning it is easier to sustain a slip, trip or fall injury.

    How else is London’s smog dangerous?

    Apart from the higher risk of a slip, trip or fall the smog can be harmful to sensitive lungs such as pregnant women, the young and the old. This can also make conditions such as asthma a lot worse and cause many more problems for those with a lung condition than just a simple slip, trip or fall.

    How to stay safe when the smog is at its highest

    The best thing you can do when the smog is at its peak is to stay indoors and avoid opening the windows if possible. This will reduce the chances of you having a slip, trip or fall or other injury as you won’t be outside. However, if you do have to venture out, try to limit the amount of time you are out especially if you have any lung conditions or asthma.

    If you have had an accident such as a slip, trip or fall in London or anywhere else within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.

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    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such claims and with years of experience, we will make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.

    To find out how much your slip, trip or fall accident claim could be worth speak to Accident Advice Helpline on our 24-hour Freephone number, 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, take the simple 30-second compensation calculator test online to see how much compensation you could be entitled to.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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