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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

    Survivor guide: UK’s summer festival season


    The UK summer festival season is jam-packed with fantastic events but let’s consider some sensible advice before going crazy to avoid any festival-related injuries.

    Alcohol and drugs

    Be sensible and stick to the recommended limits to avoid any drink-related injuries and remember to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and a splitting headache in the morning!

    Experimenting with drugs is not recommended, especially in a new environment with thousands of people around. Losing your friends is a very real possibility.

    So called “legal highs” should also be avoided as many are not tested or properly regulated.

    Medication

    If you need to take regular medication then take it with you since First Aid sites cannot offer anything other than over-the-counter tablets. It’s worth knowing where the medical centre on site is and bringing some plasters and other basic items with you for cuts or other small injuries.

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    Hygiene

    You may not always find soap available in the toilets so bring your own antibacterial hand gel. It’s very convenient and you don’t need water to avoid diarrhoea or sickness.

    Sex

    If you find yourself having a festival fling you should always use a condom. Contraception reduces the chance of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections are much less likely. Otherwise you could find yourself with chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis or more.

    Feet

    Tramping around in wellies and the mud can leave your feet exposed to fungal infections, blisters or worse.

    It’s crucial to keep feet dry so have spare socks and air your feet at every opportunity.

    If you are lucky enough to have sunny weather then let your feet breathe but beware changing into flip-flops too soon if it has rained, it’s very easy to get caught in the mud!

    If you suffer a slip, trip or fall through no fault of you own in these conditions you may be able to claim compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can help you with your injury claim.

    Getting stuck in the mud can cause all sorts of ankle or leg injuries.

    Sun protection

    You will be outside in the elements all day so even if it doesn’t seem super-sunny it is worth slapping on the sun cream. Use a factor of 15 or higher, remember to apply it regularly and bring a hat and sunglasses, and pray that you get to use them!

    Dehydration

    Always carry water and remember to drink it regularly because alcohol, sun and moving about all day will quickly cause dehydration. Often you can get fresh water free from festivals so find out where and take advantage!

    Gear

    Bring waterproof jackets and warm fleeces to prevent hypothermia because even at a hot event the temperature will drop at night.

    Try to stay as dry as possible, keep a spare outfit in the car and be careful to avoid back injury when carrying heavy bags or tents.

    The right foot wear will help you avoid trips and falls but if you think you have a valid claim for compensation then call the Freephone number for Accident Advice Helpline and speak to one of our professional advisers.

    Our law firm has 15 years experience helping to gain compensation for falls, slips and trips among many other types of claim and will make the process extremely simple.

    Call today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.

    Date Published: April 27, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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