Do you need to make compensation claims in Staffordshire Moorlands?
Popular with many people all over the United Kingdom, hiking and walking trails are becoming more and more common. Although most trails are in public areas, such as in coastal parks or woodlands, occasionally they do cut through private land. Even though walkers may have a right of access over private land, it is important to ensure that you take care not to disturb the land or anything on it.
Similarly, landowners and trail maintenance staff must take care to ensure that the land is safe for people to pass through. Even private landowners can be held responsible if someone is hurt on their land so it’s important to keep the property clean and tidy in order to avoid compensation claims in Staffordshire Moorlands.
Unfortunately, flytipping can be a real problem in rural locations. As councils and landowners may not be aware that the land is being used for flytipping straightaway, it could be some time until the problem becomes evident. In addition to being unhygienic, dumping rubbish on other people’s land can be dangerous, for both the environment and people using the land.
As some items must be disposed of carefully, such as refrigerators and freezers, a small minority of people choose to simply dump unwanted or faulty goods, rather than disposing of them properly. Unfortunately, people could then become ill or injured as a result. If items are left to rust or are covered by trees and bushes, people may not realise that they are there and they could suffer an injury as a result.
Farmers, or people who allow animals to graze on their properties, may even find that livestock become ill as a result of contaminated items being left on their property.
If you’ve been hurt or injured whilst out walking and the incident wasn’t your fault, you may be considering making compensation in Staffordshire Moorlands. Even if you tripped or fell whilst walking, you may still be able to make a claim for compensation in Staffordshire Moorlands if the cause of your fall wasn’t your responsibility. If, for example, the land owners hadn’t repaired gates or stiles and you tripped as a result, they could be held accountable and you may be able to obtain compensation in Staffordshire Moorlands from them.
If you are considering making compensation claims in Staffordshire Moorlands, you may want to find out more about the claims process before you commit to moving forward. If you’d like to find out more about making a claim without having to pay costly legal fees, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline for free no obligation advice?
We’re available around the clock so you can contact us at any time and we’ll always be happy to help. Just call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more.
Date Published: 4th August 2014