Have you been injured in a slip, trip or fall in Suffolk through no fault of your own whilst out walking? Although there are numerous walking and hiking trails located across the United Kingdom, coastal paths are always popular with walkers, holidaymakers and local residents alike.
The stunning views and picturesque landscapes mean that many people use the coastal paths located in counties such as Suffolk, Norfolk and Lincolnshire. Read on to find out how Accident Advice Helpline can advise and assist you to claim the compensation you deserve.
Injured in a slip, trip or fall in Suffolk?
Of course, walking or hiking on coastal paths can be dangerous and it’s important that you choose the right route for you. Many coastal paths are designated walks so it is possible to find routes which are more suited for beginners. You’ll also want to ensure that you have the right equipment to use if you plan on hiking. For example, proper walking boots may protect you from injuries better than standard trainers or shoes.
Similarly, it’s important to take note of the weather if you’re planning to use a coastal path. Wet or windy weather could make some paths extremely dangerous and it could be easy to suffer an accident in some conditions.
Although coastal paths normally have a public right of way, this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to make personal injury claims if you’re hurt when using one.
As local councils often have the responsibility of maintaining these paths and walkways, you could potentially make personal injury claims against them if you were hurt whilst using a path.
Of course, if you suffered a straightforward fall, you may be unable to make personal injury claims but, if you can show that you weren’t at fault and that you didn’t cause the incident, you could be eligible. If, for example, the path was overgrown or in a state of disrepair, it may be possible for you to prove that you weren’t responsible for your injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline: here to help you claim
If you have suffered an injury or accident and you know that you weren’t at fault but you aren’t sure how to prove it, we may be able to help. At Accident Advice Helpline, we’re often able to help claimants access the evidence they need when making personal injury claims and we’re always happy to offer advice. In fact, we’ll provide free, no obligation advice so you won’t have to worry about paying costly legal fees in order to access help with your claim.
To find out more about how to make personal injury claims, or to discuss your compensation claim with a member of our team, why not get in touch?
- Call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or
- Dial 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone.
- Alternatively, why not visit Accident Advice Helpline online and take our quick and easy 30-second test to find out just how much compensation you could be awarded for being injured in a slip, trip or fall in Suffolk?
Date Published: 19th September 2014