Call Accident Advice Helpline today if you need geocaching injury advice and information on making a personal injury claim. If your injury was caused by the negligence of others you may be entitled to compensation.
The experts at Accident Advice Helpline have been working since 2000 to make sure that everyone who is entitled to injury compensation feels comfortable making a claim. Our lawyers specialise in a variety of injury types and all work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis
Avoiding geocaching accidents
Geocaching is a fun activity that can include everyone both young and old. It can take you to a variety of locations from busy city streets to lonely hillsides. There will undoubtedly be caches to find in your local area, but the search for caches may also take you to other areas and even other countries.
Geocaching is mostly done informally in small groups or alone. As with all outdoor activities there is the risk of accidents, but often these can be avoided with careful planning.
- Read the cache listing and log carefully to check for the difficulty level and the terrain. Don’t undertake one if the terrain is beyond your capabilities.
- Read the most recent logs to get the most up to date information on the cache and any recent hazards.
- Check what equipment you may need.
- Be prepared for all weathers, especially in remote areas.
- If you are heading for a remote area tell someone where you are going.
- Check the weather forecast and consider cancelling if conditions look unfavourable.
Can I make a personal injury claim for a geocaching injury?
If in spite of all precautions you do suffer an injury such as a broken bone from a fall while geocaching, you may wonder if you are entitled to compensation. For the most part, geocaching is an activity you undertake at your own risk and often accidents are just that, with no one being at fault.
Depending on the location there may be times when someone else may be considered negligent. As a geocacher you have the same rights as other members of the public to be kept safe. For example, local authorities are required to keep the streets hazard free, so a fall caused by poorly maintained pavements may mean that you are entitled to compensation.
Known hazards such as recent rock falls should have appropriate warning signs posted. Failure to do this may make the authority responsible for the land liable for an accident that takes place.
How to find geocaching injury advice
As all accidents are different, if you are unsure if you are entitled to compensation call Accident Advice Helpline for geocaching injury advice now. Your first contact will be with one of our friendly advisors. They will always be willing to give you the best geocaching injury advice with no obligation on you to proceed. Speaking to one of our advisors is simple, just call free on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.