Fish and chips, building sandcastles, watching the kids splash about in the sea – there’s something about the British seaside that makes it an essential part of any summer holiday in the UK.
Heading for the seaside when the sun is shining is a great way to let the kids blow off some steam whilst you relax with some fish and chips (or join in, if the mood strikes you), but did you ever stop to think of the risks at the seaside? The promenade has its hazards, particularly on busy days, and if you or a member of your family are injured whilst you’re at the beach, claiming promenade injury compensation could be a possibility.
How could you be injured on a promenade?
We rely on our local council to ensure that the beach promenade is a safe place to take the dog for a walk or wander with an ice cream – but sadly this isn’t always the case. Slips, trips and falls are amongst the most common types of accidents to occur on the promenade.
You could trip in a pothole or damaged tarmac and suffer ankle, leg, wrist or even head injuries when you fall. Other hazards include damaged promenade furniture, such as benches or seats, which could cause cuts, food poisoning from food stalls set up along the promenade, tripping on broken steps or even being hit by a cyclist speeding along on their bike.
Because Accident Advice Helpline’s personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, you’ll find that it’s affordable to make a claim with us, however serious your injuries. If you’ve been forced to take time off work after spraining your ankle on the promenade, get in touch to find out if you could make a claim for promenade injury compensation. There’s a three-year time limit in place, so once you’re on the road to recovery, make sure you don’t leave it too long to get in touch.
Why should you make a claim?
It’s entirely up to you whether you want to make a personal injury claim. When you call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, you’ll benefit from confidential, no-obligation advice, however you have been injured.
If you decide to proceed with a claim, you’ll find that it’s unlikely you’ll have to go to court, as most claims can be processed over the phone. You deserve to be compensated if somebody else – whether that’s the local council or a speeding cyclist – is to blame for your injuries, so get in touch with us today.
Date Published: October 26, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton