One of the main attractions in New York City, the Empire State Building, has been drawing in tourists since its completion in 1931. The 102-story building was the tallest in the world between 1931 and 1970 and its observation deck gives visitors 360-degree views of New York City.
Its prominence means that it is a main attraction of the New York skyline. However, the amount of people that visit this tourist attraction daily, mean that accidents can occur.
Reducing the risks of accidents at the Empire State Building
If you decide to visit the Empire State building, here are some tips to avoid a potential personal injury accident.
- When travelling in the lift in the Empire State Building, pay attention to safety announcements.
- Always be aware of the emergency exits.
- Keep to the areas that are designated specifically for tourists only.
- If you are prone to panic attacks, or are afraid of heights, then do not go too close to the edge when visiting the observation deck. Having a panic attack at the top of the Empire State Building may lead to a fall.
- If you have a choice, choose to visit the landmark on a day that may be less busy than others. An increase in visitor numbers may increase the risk of accidents through slips, trips and falls.
How to make a travel accident compensation claim after visiting the Empire State Building
If you are unfortunate to have suffered from an accident at the Empire State Building in New York, then you could be entitled to personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with an extensive legal team who work on a 100 per cent no win, no fee* basis. If you have suffered from a holiday accident then we can advise you on your travel accident claim, and whether or not you may be successful.
If your accident has happened on holiday, within the last three years and it was not your fault then you could qualify. With thirteen years’ experience working in personal injury compensation, Accident Advice Helpline is available 24/7 to give you information and advice about an accident on holiday.
Call us today to benefit from our free, professional advice. Alternatively, simply complete our 30-second compensation calculator test to see if you could benefit for travel accident compensation.
Date Published: December 1, 2013
Author: David Brown