Christmas Eve carols are a tradition in many UK households. Christmas Eve is one of the most exciting days of the year, but it can also be hectic and stressful; if you’re attending Christmas Eve carols this year, here are some tips to help you avoid slips, trips and falls and ensure you stay injury-free for Christmas.
Staying safe when attending Christmas Eve carols
- Give yourself time
Christmas Eve is notoriously busy in most households; whether you’re finishing work for the festive break, taking the kids to visit family members, grabbing those last-minute presents or trying desperately to finish your wrapping, it’s a good idea to try and plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time. Start your wrapping early, buy gifts online to prevent the need to dash around the crowded shops and try and arrange family gatherings well in advance so that you don’t end up catering for the masses at short notice.
- Drive safely
If you’re attending Christmas Eve carols, leave promptly, so that you’re not stressed when driving; if you speed or you are panicking because you’re late, this will increase the risk of road traffic accidents. Use your headlights and take extra care if the weather is bad; slow down if visibility is poor and keep well back from the vehicles in front if it is wet or icy on the roads.
- Wear suitable footwear
Christmas Eve is usually cold and damp and sometimes snowy and icy, so make sure you wear suitable footwear and watch out for obstructions, which may cause you to slip or trip. Try to avoid rushing, as this increases the risk of falls in a public place and use a torch to guide you and highlight potential hazards.
How can I claim compensation for an accident that wasn’t my fault?
If you’ve slipped in a public place or been injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a successful personal injury claim. Accident Advice Helpline was established in 2000 with a view to providing consumers with a simple and hassle-free means of claiming compensation; we are endorsed by Dame Esther Rantzen and the legal team works on a no win, no fee* basis.
To find out if you have a valid claim for public liability compensation or a viable road accident claim, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: December 22, 2015
Author: David Brown