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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

    The hidden risks of winter weather

    It is no secret that incidents such as slips, trips and falls and road traffic accidents significantly increase during winter weather. Whether your work requires you to be out and about, or you are simply hoping to enjoy some recreational time outdoors, it is wise to be aware of how the weather conditions can affect you to avoid injury.

    Slips and falls – but what else?

    Bad weather can cause a myriad health issues and injuries. From the more direct issues such as nerve pain and chapped skin, to problems surrounding incidents caused by damaged trees, winter weather poses numerous risks.

    Existing medical conditions can also be aggravated in the cold. Poor immunity can leave many feeling as though winter is a consistent battle with illness, whereas muscle stiffness and spasms are also likely to increase.

    What can I do to prevent accidents and injury during winter weather?

    Before heading outdoors, be aware of the weather and do not risk battling the against difficult weather conditions unless your journey is completely necessary.

    Wear sensible clothing and footwear, tell others where you are going, and plan your route in accordance with the weather. Avoid quiet areas where you are unlikely to be found if you do have an accident.

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    Avoid winter road accidents becoming worse by storing blankets and an emergency pack in your car. It is also handy to keep a spare car-compatible phone charger in your glove compartment. Stick to main roads where possible, where the road conditions are likely to be less threatening.

    I was injured while at work

    In some cases, the injury or illness you sustain may have happened through no fault of your own. Perhaps you were given unsuitable attire for a task, or were sent into an unsafe working area? Whatever the reason, if you believe you were not to blame for your work-related accident, you may be able to claim compensation.

    The same goes for those injured in public places. Whether you slipped on unsigned wet flooring, or were struck by a weather-damaged tree branch, there is someone responsible for your injury, and it is likely you have a claim.

    How can I check my eligibility?

    In just 30 seconds Accident Advice Helpline will be able to advise if you are likely to be eligible for compensation. Their quick and easy online compensation calculator looks at the basics of your claim, following which their specialist team will be in touch.

    Should you decide to pursue your claim with Accident Advice Helpline, their team of legal representatives will manage your case on a no win, no fee* basis.

    To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

    Date Published: December 31, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Road Traffic Accident Claims

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