The United Kingdom is home to some spectacular sights and none more so than the sensational views on offer across much of the Pennines.
Whether you are drinking in the surrounding Allen Valleys, Alston or spectacular parts of Cumbria, there is much to be admired.
However, there is also much to be wary of. Hiking in the Pennines, and trekking, is not necessarily easy and a slip, trip or fall en-route can cause serious personal injuries.
How can I avoid public slips, trips, and falls when hiking in the Pennines?
Fortunately, there are a number of precautions you can take to ensure your unforgettable adventure is as safe as possible. These include:
– Choosing your route carefully. There are some treks around the Pennines that are, quite simply, too difficult and arduous to take on. Accidents in public are embarrassing and painful enough but the excruciation is doubled when you know it was also avoidable.
– Stock up on the right equipment. Sensible walking shoes are an absolute must for hiking, while some may find a staff also proves to be useful. Specifically designed rucksacks can also prove invaluable and comfortable, practical clothing is important from both a comfort and safety point of view.
– Take plenty of supplies. Should the worst happen and you do suffer a serious personal injury, the fact is that it might be some time before help arrives so you need enough food and water to keep you going. Also, you may get lost and end up taking longer or walking further than you ever intended.
– Never trek alone. Again, if disaster strikes it is always better to have someone there to help.
These are just some of the many things you can do to minimise the risks involved with hiking. However, no matter how much you do and how careful you are, there is always the chance of an accident occurring. Therefore, it’s important to remember help is at hand.
Dealing with a public accident – The aftermath
If your accident and subsequent injuries were the fault of someone else, then you may have a case for personal injury compensation. This can include public areas where the local authority is responsible for the upkeep of areas such as:
Therefore, you may well have a public accident claim to make. A quick call to the experts at Accident Advice Helpline can set you on your way to injury 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 6, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Hiking accident claims