Home to Cowes Week, Osborne House, the Needles, the Isle of Wight Festival and some of the UK’s most fabulous beaches, the Isle of Wight is a popular holiday destination. If you fancy hopping over the waves to this island retreat and you’re eager to steer clear of accidents, such as slips, trips or falls, here are some tips to help you stay safe.
Staying safe while holidaying on the Isle of Wight
If you’re holidaying on the Isle of Wight, here are some simple tips to reduce the risk of holiday accidents and injuries:
- pay attention to warning flags on the beach and choose beaches supervised by life guards if you have young children or you are not a confident swimmer
- take care when driving on unfamiliar roads; stick to the speed limit and watch out for other vehicles to reduce the risk of road traffic accidents
- wear suitable footwear to prevent slips and trips
- keep to the designated paths at the Needles and try to avoid visiting in adverse weather conditions
- look out for slip and trip warnings in shops, bars and supermarkets
- don’t run around hotel swimming pools and follow safety instructions related to diving
If you do have an accident while holidaying on the Isle of Wight and you were not to blame, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
Do I have a case for compensation?
If you’ve been injured in a public place in the last 3 years and you were not to blame, you may be eligible for public liability compensation. Note down all the details of your public place accident and then give Accident Advice Helpline a call; our friendly advisors will go through the details of your case and help you to decide whether or not to press ahead with a slip, trip or fall claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is endorsed by Dame Esther Rantzen and we offer a reliable and hassle-free claims process. Most consultations take place over the telephone and the majority of clients are not required to go to court. If you would like to find out more about the claims process or you are unsure whether or not you have a valid personal injury claim, call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a UK landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown