Looking majestically over the Straits of Dover and France, the White Cliffs of Dover are one of the most celebrated of British landmarks. Inspiring music, poetry and art, the postcard-perfect chalky landscape is now home to a sustainable National Trust visitor centre, making it a popular destination for culture vultures from across the globe.
Despite its picturesque front, there are many health and safety issues tangled into a visit to the White Cliffs of Dover. Before you head out to this area of outstanding natural beauty, it is important to have an awareness of these dangers to minimise the risk of preventable accidents such as slips, trips and falls.
Staying safe when visiting the White Cliffs of Dover
It was in 2012 that thousands of tons of chalk from the nation’s beloved White Cliffs of Dover crashed into the surrounding waters. While this is typical of coastal erosion, it can make you wonder how safe the area is to visit – if the cliffs can fall, so can you.
Chalk is extremely porous and erodes easily against the sea, with that in mind, it is important that you always walk five metres inland from the edge of the cliff.
It is easy to be distracted by the wealth of flora and fauna on the White Cliffs of Dover, but remember to stay vigilant and look where you are walking to prevent any trips and falls.
Claiming for an accident at the White Cliffs of Dover
If you have been involved in an accident which has caused you illness or injury when visiting the White Cliffs of Dover, or any other UK landmark, it can leave you feeling humiliated and distressed, in addition to the obvious physical effects.
When you believe that this accident was caused by a third-party, and you were not to blame for the accident that occurred, our law firm, Accident Advice Helpline, could help you recover the compensation you deserve for your accident.
So long as the accident in question occurred within the last three years and you are able to provide evidence to suggest liability, we will do all we can to determine your eligibility to claim and from there, hopefully recover the reward you are entitled to.
Getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
For a free initial consultation, give our friendly, trained advisors a call today on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500. Our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. What’s more, there’s no pressure to continue with your claim following the call. We do things your way.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown