One of Ireland’s most iconic natural wonders, Giant’s Causeway attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world every year. If you’re visiting County Antrim’s famous cliffs, you want to enjoy the views, breathe in the clean sea air and be inspired by the amazing scenery around you, so it’s worth taking a moment to think about health and safety and reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls.
Health and safety is often described as a bore, especially when it comes to fun-filled family days out, but taking extra care and being aware of the risks could make the difference between a memorable day out and an outing you’d rather forget.
Potential accident risks at Giant’s Causeway
The exposed, wild nature of Giant’s Causeway is the reason for its stunning beauty, but there are also public place risks to consider. The rocks are slippery, there is a risk of falling and there’s rocky terrain to navigate if you choose to clamber across the cliffs and take in the views.
When you go to Giant’s Causeway or any other public place, it’s important to stick to the guidelines, stay on the specified routes and watch out for warning signs. With outdoor activities and sights which are exposed to the elements, the risks constantly change and it’s a good idea to check the weather forecast and news from the venue you are visiting before you set off, as adverse weather conditions or uncontrollable environmental changes may force venues to close or restrict access.
Health and safety guidelines are not there to zap the fun out of your visit, but they are there to keep you safe and enable you to enjoy the trip without any injuries.
Can I claim for an accident at Giant’s Causeway?
If you’ve had an accident at Giant’s Causeway or you’ve had a slip in a public place, there may be a chance that you are eligible for personal injury compensation; however, there are qualifying criteria in place. You should have evidence to support your claim and be able to prove that you incurred injuries through no fault of your own. If you have an injury and this was caused by a failure to comply with health and safety guidelines, for example if you fell on a route which was blocked off for safety reasons, you will not have a viable claim for public place accident compensation.
If you would like to discuss your public liability claim with a trained personal injury lawyer, contact Accident Advice Helpline today.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice