Accidents in Campsites
There are few things better than a “proper British Holiday”. Whether you’re planning to stay in a quaint caravan park or take your own tent, the prospect of a week in the great outdoors is enough to thrill even the most hardened of sun-seekers.
Most people are lucky enough to leave their holiday with happy memories, tacky souvenirs and hopefully having seen some sunshine. However, accidents can happen in many places and often when we least expect it.
If you have been injured in any kind of accident which was not your fault then you have the right to make a compensation claim West Didsbury.
The Potential for Harm
As is the case with any public building or area, the owners or managers of any camping site which opens up their facilities to the general public has a duty of care to those visitors. This duty of care means that they should take any reasonable steps to ensure the care of their visitors. Those duties might include making sure that all public areas are kept free from hazard, all facilities are well cared for and all breakages are quickly mended. In addition, they need to educate all staff in their responsibilities and ensure that they carry out regular inspections and risk assessments.
This duty of care is a legal obligation, and should they fail to adhere to their many responsibilities then an accident could happen. Should such an accident happen and a person or people become injured as a result then those people have the right to make a compensation claim West Didsbury.
On a camping site, there are a number of things which could go wrong and cause injuries to members of the public:
- Poor maintenance or supervision of swimming facilities leading to trips, slips, falls, cuts and bruises, potential broken bones and in the worst case (where there is insufficient supervision) drowning.
- Shower or washing areas which have poor lighting, draining facilities or hazards around them which could cause falls, slips and trips.
- Poor maintenance of public areas such as playgrounds, club houses and shops
- Poor maintenance of electrical points if these are provided by the site managers
- Insufficient roads or vehicle access which leads to vehicle collisions
Making a Compensation Claim in West Didsbury
The terrifying thing about accidents is that even the most innocuous or seemingly small of accidents can lead to much more severe consequences. Therefore, a small trip, slip or fall could lead to head injuries, spinal injuries or broken bones and could cause the injured party to need long term treatment and potentially time away from work.
Making a compensation claim in West Didsbury ensures that the injured person is not left out of pocket for any of the expenses they may incur through their recovery.
If you have been injured at a campsite and you wish to make a compensation claim in West Didsbury, then Accident Advice Helpline can help. We have over 15 years’ experience and our 30 second test could quickly establish if you’re able to make a claim.