Living in the UK, we aren’t typically exposed to the severe natural disasters experienced by people in other parts of the world. That being said, it is always wise to be aware of how to react to a natural disaster and the precautions to take during an earthquake.
Just a few simple precautions can help prevent the risk of slips, trips and falls, minimising your chance of suffering an earthquake-related injury.
Precautions to take during an earthquake
You may not have considered the precautions to take during an earthquake, however, there are a number of ways you can prepare for such an eventuality:
- Prepare an emergency kit, to include first aid items, blankets and food
- Check for hazards in your home or workplace, fix or report them to reduce risk of injury during an earthquake
- Employers should provide earthquake training for staff members, for the eventuality that a natural disaster does occur, including earthquake drills
- When an earthquake drill is announced, it is important that you drop onto your hands and knees before you fall due to the earthquake, cover your head, and hold on to your shelter, until the earthquake stops
Have you been injured due to an earthquake or other natural disaster?
Perhaps you were out and about when a natural disaster struck, and you feel that the owner of the public place you were visiting hadn’t considered the precautions to take during an earthquake, which led to your injury.
All business owners – whether public or private – have a legal responsibility to ensure your health and safety while you are using their facilities. If they fail to do so, including failure to consider the precautions to take during an earthquake, they have not met this legal responsibility and can be held liable for any harm you have suffered.
Claiming compensation for earthquake-related injuries
If you believe the injuries you have sustained were due to the fault of a third party we at Accident Advice Helpline could help you recover the personal injury compensation you are entitled to, no matter the nature of your accident from slips and falls to more severe earthquake-related incidents.
Call us today on freephone number, 0800 689 0500, for a free initial consultation, with no pressure to pursue your claim following the call. We fit in around your schedule, with a 24-hour service, seven days a week. Alternatively, head online and complete the quick and simple 30-second test to check your eligibility to claim.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown