The Barney area of Norfolk is a popular location for camping and caravanning holidays. The undulating countryside, lovely beaches, historic sights and outdoor activities attract thousands of visitors each year.
A fun and restful time is had by all – apart from the unlucky few who are unfortunate enough to suffer an accident that was not their fault when they are on a camping or caravanning holiday in this area. So what are they supposed to do? Here is a simple guide to camping and caravanning safety and how to make an accident solicitor in Barney camping claim if something goes wrong.
Accident solicitor in Barney camping safety
Camp sites are generally very safe places to stay but this does not mean that they are completely free of hazards. Some potential hazards are outlined here:
- Electrical hazards – many camps sites provide electrical hook-ups and these have to be appropriately installed and maintained. The correct materials for an external power supply must be used and regular checks need to be made to ensure that they are working properly.
- Amenity blocks are usually provided which contain the showers, sinks and toilets. There is a risk of slipping on wet floors and adequate precautions should be taken to avoid this. Such precautions could include non-slip flooring and appropriate signage. Regular cleaning and maintenance is also required.
- Play areas can provide a potential hazard if play equipment is not installed and maintained correctly. Animals should be excluded and there should be suitable floor covering. Signs may be erected requiring supervision by parents.
- Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is a popular source of power on camp sites. There are strict rules about the storage, supply and disposal of LPG canisters and signs directing their safe use.
Accident solicitor in Barney camping accidents – getting help
Obviously medical help is the most urgent. This may be in the form of an ambulance if the injury is very severe. Alternatively, the injured person may be transported by private car to the local Accident and Emergency Department. Here, the appropriate diagnostic tests will be carried out and treatment provided. Next, it is important to protect the financial position of the injured person and make sure that they are compensated properly for the accident that was not their own fault. This service is provided by the accident solicitor in Barney service and this can be obtained through the law firm Accident Advice Helpline. They can be contacted via a 24 hour helpline or online.
Accident solicitor in Barney camping accidents – the claim
The camping claim will be handled by a personal injury solicitor who has special expertise in camping and caravanning accidents. They will provide a detailed list of all the information that you, the claimant, needs to provide. They will also liaise with the company or organisation that you are claiming from – this is the company that was at fault for the accident. In practice, it is very likely that the claim will be paid out of a Public Liability Insurance policy.
Date Published: 28th June 2013
Author: Sharon Parry