Newnham-On-Severn is a pretty village sitting, as its name suggests, on the bank of the River Severn. Surrounding by gently rolling green hills and steeped in history, the village attracts those looking for a taste of rural England and also those looking to walk the footpaths in the area. If you are setting out on a rural walk then you should always be prepared and have a plan of what your day and route will take. Accidents can happen in the prettiest of places and to avoid needing an accident solicitor in Newnham-On-Severn then you should always be watchful for hazards.
Staying safe while walking
Before you set out on your walk make sure that you have the following things to hand:
- An ordnance survey map of the area; this will clearly have the footpaths and local landmarks displayed on it.
- Comfortable and well fitting shoes and lightweight waterproof clothes. Don’t make your first walk a wet and uncomfortable one!
- A mobile phone with GPRS activated so that you can call for help if you need it.
- A bottle of water, this is particularly helpful in the summer to avoid dehydration.
- If your walk is going to be a long one take a basic first aid kit, plasters a bandage and some simple antiseptic cream.
Footpaths are clearly displayed and you should stick to the paths themselves. While it may be tempting to wander across green fields and through unmarked woods these have not been designated as walking areas, the terrain could be dangerous and you could even be breaking the law by being on land without the owners permission.
Accident solicitor in Newnham-On-Severn. Can accidents happen in the country?
The answer to that is YES they can. Any accident solicitor in Newnham-On-Severn will tell you that the countryside is full of hazards. You should always obey signs that have been displayed by local landowners as they are there for a reason. If for instance you see a sign warning of electric fencing you should stay away; if you fall into that fence while walking and receive a shock and the fence was not marked then there are grounds for a compensation claim. Straying onto a field with livestock grazing is never a wise move, if the ground is not on the marked footpath then any injury you sustain is your own fault; if however the animals are on a footpath and you get kicked or bitten then you have grounds for a claim as the owner of the animal has third party responsibility.
If you suffer an accident while in the country you should contact an accident solicitor in Newnham-On-Severn immediately and discuss your potential claim. Or you can call Accident Advice Helpline twenty four hours a day seven days a week on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We are a law firm with over ten years’ experience in injury claims of all types. Your initial call places you under no obligation but can give you a better idea of if you can claim and how much your claim may be worth.
Call us today and find out how we can help you. We’ll help to locate an accident solicitor in Newnham-On-Severn for you.
Date Published: 26th January 2014
Author: David Brown