Hiking is a popular pastime for those who wish to get fit and healthy whilst also being able to see some sights. For people who don’t enjoy getting exercise as they are easily bored, hiking offers the opportunity to see new things and experience beautiful sights whilst also getting plenty of exercise.
Walkers and hikers should be safe if they follow a trail and know what they are doing, but accidents can still happen, and there may well be someone else at fault. If you are injured when hiking, you may be able to make an accident injury claim in Oxford for your injuries. Here are some of the things which could cause accidents and for which you can claim compensation.
Lack of signage can lead to an accident victim claim in Oxford
On a walking path there should be plenty of signs which indicate where you should be going and warn of any dangers up ahead. If there are not enough signs so that it is easy to wander off path, and you are injured because you have gone off track, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation during an accident victim claim in Oxford.
Lack of barriers
In dangerous areas where there are cliffs, dangerous rocks or other hazards, there should be physical barriers to prevent you from getting too close. In nature things can seem further away than they actually are, so without a physical barrier it is quite easy to stumble into a hole or dangerous area.
No indication of difficulty level
Walkers and hikers come in various ages and levels of fitness, so any walking path should have an indication of how difficult it is, and how advanced you should be to take it on. If you have not been given an indication of how difficult the path is to walk and are injured because you tried to take on too much, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Making your accident victim claim in Oxford
The best way for you to make an accident injury claim in Oxford as quickly and easily as possible is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or you can text “claim365” to 88010.
Accident Advice Helpline has been running since 2000 and has helped thousands of people to get the compensation that they deserve after a serious personal injury. The team will be able to help you to work out if you have a good case for a claim, and then pass you over to professional injury lawyers working on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis to process your claim successfully.
Date Published: 23rd April 2015
Author: David Brown