Camping is a fun activity and one many people indulge in each year. Even escaping for a couple of days to a campsite can be very refreshing, especially if the weather is good. Many people go camping throughout the summer months, and find it very enjoyable, whether they have kids in tow or not. The last thing anyone who goes camping would ever expect to experience is a camping accident. Camping accident claims are so uncommon that we rarely hear about them. Mostly, this is because camping is a very safe activity. Few campsites fall below the extremely high standards expected of them, which is one reason why camping accident claims are as uncommon as they are. Knowing how a camping accident could occur could prevent things like this from happening, and good health and safety on camping sites also reduces the odds of something going wrong.
Thankfully, owners of campsites around the country take every precaution and measure to ensure their campsites are safe and free from hazards. Risk assessments play an important role in making sure this is the case. Additionally, by reviewing the risk assessment regularly, and ensuring there are no issues with any new hazards, the campsite owner can ensure no one is at any risk of suffering any accidents, mishaps, or injuries.
Different types of injury
The injuries you could sustain from a camping accident can range from those caused in slips, trips, or falls, to other injuries such as burns or even an electric shock. The site you stay on should be safe and free from hazards, and if it isn’t, the site owner could be held accountable for any accident that occurs because of their negligence. The facilities on offer should be fit for purpose, cleaned regularly, checked frequently, and maintained to the highest standards, too. As you may know, most of them are.
But you may also know things can potentially go wrong. If you are still reading up to this point, it may be because you have suffered an injury while camping that was not your own fault. If you suspect someone else may have been to blame, you might have a chance to make one of the few annual camping accident claims that are put through each year.
Exploring camping accident claims
You may wish to know who is liable for a camping accident. The answer is it depends on the situation. If the site owner has neglected to fix a faulty electrical outlet in a communal area, for example, and you are injured when receiving a shock from it, they would likely be held liable. The same would apply if a set of steps was crumbling and was known to be potentially dangerous, and yet nothing was done to fix or replace them.
Since all potential hazards should be minimised or handled by the campsite owner or manager, there is a case to argue for camping accident claims to be made based on the issue of negligence. A professional personal injury lawyer can consider the facts of your situation to determine whether negligence was indeed an issue, and was the cause of your own accident.
Being prepared for your camping trip will help minimise any chances of an accident. For example, if you are going abroad, make sure you have the right equipment to ensure you don’t have a camping accident abroad. This is possibly worse than having one at home, because you’re in unfamiliar territory. It may be harder to know what to do or where to go if you are hurt while in another country. Carrying a first aid kit is a good idea, as it means you can provide treatment for injuries sustained from a camping accident if need be. Even if you later go to hospital or to a doctor, you can still apply first aid to help with any immediate issues you could have.
How we can help you
Anyone considering claiming for a camping accident may be able to do so via our helpful service. We’ve been advising on our no-win, no-fee* claims for over 16 years, so you don’t need to be concerned about the cost of claiming for a camping trip accident. Our streamlined and easy-to-use service means it could be far easier to make camping accident claims than you may have thought. We’ve worked hard to provide the best service, so if you are hesitant about phoning, please don’t be. It’s a straightforward process and something you will look back on and could be glad you did.
Our experts are waiting to take your call, and if we think you have a good case and claim to make, our lawyers will be able to press ahead and take care of most of the hard work on your behalf. You’ll have no worries or concerns when you call us.
Call today for assistance
Camping accident claims may indeed be rare, but if you think you have a chance to make one, you’ll want to know how to go about it. Accident Advice Helpline might be able to help. All you need to do is to call 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if you’d prefer to ring us on your mobile phone. But remember, getting medical help should be your priority. You have three years in which to begin a claim if you wish to do so, and if you have a good case.
Category: Camping accident claims