Falls in Wintry Weather
With Christmas and the snow making even the dullest of landscapes look crisp and clean, it’s not difficult to see why winter is such a favourite season for so many people.
However, along with the delights of winter there is also a sense of danger: from falls, trips and slips. The snow, ice and frost, whilst looking delightful, also make walking particularly dangerous and the Walton-on-the-Hill accident department often reports high rises in the number of patients reporting broken bones, bruising and even more severe injuries as the result of slipping on the ice.
If you’ve fallen as the result of ice which hasn’t been properly attended to, then it’s likely that you have the opportunity to make a claim for compensation with an accident solicitor in Walton-on-the-Hill.
What can Happen?
Slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere in Walton-on-the-Hill, and sadly they can have far-reaching consequences. When children fall, their bones are supple enough to allow them to pick themselves up with nary a backwards glance, but as bones age they can become more brittle and fragile, meaning that the same fall could lead to a much more serious injury.
Wintry weather can make ground surfaces much more slippery meaning that the chances of those falls occurring are increased.
Why Make a Claim?
Of course, nobody can prevent wintry weather from happening; however, organisations that own public spaces such as local councils, supermarkets and schools have a duty of care to anyone walking within these spaces to ensure that the grounds are safe to walk on. They should use methods such as gritting, clearing of snow and warning signs where they are unable to make the areas completely safe. In the event that they fail to do so and a fall occurs then the person who has suffered as the result of their negligence has the right, under UK law, to make a claim with an accident solicitor in Walton-on-the-Hill.
An Accident Solicitor in Walton-on-the-Hill Could Provide Compensation
Even the smallest of falls could lead a person to need substantial recovery time where they and their families could suffer financially as well as emotionally. The aim of Accident Advice Helpline over their thirteen-year history and with their customer-focused services such as the 30-second test is to make the lives of accident victims easier. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 17th November 2013
Author: Emma Matthews