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    Five potential accidents to avoid for newlyweds


    If you have just got married, the last thing you probably want to think about is being involved in potential accidents. It’s worth remembering that accidents can happen at any time, anywhere and often. Being vigilant can help to reduce your risk of suffering potential accidents at work, slipping or falling ill.

    Here are some potential accidents for newlyweds to avoid

    Workplace accidents

    After the excitement of planning a wedding, the enjoyment of the big day and the relaxation of a honeymoon, the last thing you want is to be sitting in Accident and Emergency for hours on end or resting up in bed with an illness. Work-related injuries are fairly common and many places of work are littered with potential accidents that you may not be aware of, from falling objects and slippery floors, to uneven floors and obstructed doorways.

    Travel accidents

    Travelling is great, it broadens the horizons and enables you to see countries you may never have even heard of, but it can be dangerous. After weeks of planning, a long and busy wedding day and probably a good deal of stress, most couples want to chill out on their honeymoon, so here are some tips for keeping safe when abroad:

    • keep an eye on what you eat and drink
    • follow advice from travel guides and resort staff
    • avoid the temptation of driving like the locals
    • always ensure you have travel insurance before you go
    • make sure you have the relevant vaccinations before you go

    Common travel accidents include road traffic accidents, slips, trips and falls and illnesses caused by eating and drinking.

    Slips and trips

    Slips and trips can affect anyone, but most falls in a public place can be prevented. Take care to look where you are going, avoid using your phone to chat or text while walking and be extra careful in wintry conditions.

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    Driving accidents

    Road traffic incidents can affect even the most careful drivers and if you’re tired after your wedding, or driving in a different country during your honeymoon, the risk of having an accident will probably be higher. Take care to get plenty of rest around your wedding day and be diligent when driving abroad. This is especially importat in countries where the roads are basic and people tend to use older vehicles. Keep to the major roads, stick to the speed limit and consider paying slightly more for a better car, rather than opting for the cheapest hire price.

    Falls

    Falls are responsible for a large proportion of emergency ambulance call-outs and they can affect everyone, from small children to the elderly. The risk of falls is increased by bad weather, uneven flooring and pavements, wearing unsuitable footwear and medical conditions which affect balance and coordination.

    To prevent falling, look ahead, wear suitable footwear and look out for obstructions or anything you could trip over. If you’ve had a slip, trip or fall in the last 3 years and it wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim slip, trip or fall compensation.

    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: November 4, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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