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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

    Top 3 trip hazards on a camping site


    Camping holidays can be exceptional fun, but sometimes they are ruined by trip injuries. To prevent camping accidents, it is wise to be aware of potential risks. Here are some of the most common trip hazards on a camping site.

    Trip hazards on a camping site

    Trip and slip injuries are the most common accidents while camping. The most common trip hazards on a camping site include:

    • Tent pegs
    • Guy ropes
    • Camping equipment

    Depending on where you are camping, tree roots, boulders and uneven ground may also present a risk. Injuries by tripping may also occur on steps into showers, toilets and other campsite facilities. In campsite shops, boxes and packaging left in aisles may cause trip injuries.

    Slip hazards at a campsite

    Injuries by slipping may be caused by:

    • Wet, muddy ground
    • Spills and otherwise wet flooring in campsite facilities (showers, washrooms, cafes, shops, etc.)

    Naturally, being aware of slip and trip hazards goes a long way towards preventing personal injuries.

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    Preventing trips and slips

    To prevent accidental injuries on a campsite, it is imperative to:

    • Ensure tent pegs and guy ropes are clearly visible even at night
    • Keep equipment stored neatly out of the way
    • Look out for potholes, boulders, and other potential trip hazards
    • Mind your step when entering buildings, especially in wet weather conditions
    • Report potential trip or slip hazards within site facilities to relevant authorities immediately

    Unfortunately, not everyone follows these simple safety tips.

    Right to claim

    Tent pegs and guy ropes are often dark and almost invisible at night and camping equipment is frequently deposited all over the place without a care in the world. Sadly, pathways and facilities are also not always maintained in safe conditions. If you fell victim to trip hazards on a camping site, you could be entitled to make a camping injury claim.

    When and how to claim

    You can claim camping injury compensation if your camping accident:

    • Was caused by another person’s error, inappropriate actions or negligence
    • Happened no longer than 36 months ago

    To make a successful claim, you need to get expert compensation advice and an injury solicitor.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    We can provide you with free, no-obligation camping injury advice and the services of a 100% no-win, no-fee* solicitor with over 16 years’ experience in processing camping injury claims. Learn more about claiming for compensation by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (from your UK landline) or, if you are calling from your mobile, on 0333 500 0993 now.

    Date Published: May 6, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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