The area around Lechlade-on-Thames is traversed by several rivers – most notable of course is the River Thames from which this small town takes its name. In fact, the town marks the highest navigable point for the River Thames.
The pleasures of living near to and next to a river are well known but there can be hazards as well and one of these is flooding. Flooding has become an increasing problem in the UK and the reasons for this are yet to be identified. Many people believe that it is caused by global warming or by building on land that was formerly flood plains. Whatever the reason, it presents a hazard to human safety and in some unusual circumstances an injury claim may have to be started for injuries sustained during a flood.
Claiming with Accident Advice Helpline or an accident solicitor in Lechlade-on-Thames
An accident solicitor in Lechlade-on-Thames from Accident Advice Helpline deals with claims for compensation that have arisen out of all sorts of incidents and that includes flooding. They are reached by calling Accident Advice Helpline on their 24/7 helpline. Their injury solicitor can help you claim compensation if you have been involved in a flood related accident that was not your fault. You will claim the compensation from the person who was at fault or from their insurance policy. Here are some common sense precautions to keep yourself and your family safe in a flooding situation.
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have access to a local injury solicitor in Lechlade-on-Thames they can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need an accident solicitor in Lechlade-on-Thames look no further than this expert service.
Safety precautions for flooding
1. Flooding can arise from rivers or from drains. It is vital to always put human safety before property and pets.
2. Be aware of what flood warnings are and of how they work. If you are an employer or the manager of a property that members of the public visit remember that you have a responsibility for their safety and you must take these seriously to avoid flood claims.
3. There are generally three types of flood warning. The first is FLOOD WATCH – low lying land and roads are expected to be flooded. Listen to the local news and weather forecasts and be prepared to act quickly.
4. The second flood warning is FLOOD WARNING – flooding of homes and businesses is expected and immediate action is needed. Prepare to evacuate immediately. Turn off gas, electricity and water if it is safe to do so.
5. The third flood warning is SEVERE FLOOD WARNING – extreme danger to life and property. Injuries and loss of life are possible and an injury solicitor may become involved in personal injury claims. You should be ready to evacuate immediately. You should also avoid electrical sources and should not walk or drive through the flood water. The emergency services will direct you further about what you need to do so listen carefully to their directions.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice on making a claim.
Date Published: 10th December 2013
Author: David Brown