How to avoid injury on the street and make an injury claim
If you are out on the street then your chances of injury aren’t high, but if you are injured it can be distressing. You can sustain an injury for a number of reasons, from other people being negligent, to something as simple as a cracked or broken paving slab. If you can be aware and alert all the time that you are on the street then you should be able to avoid injury more than if you were not paying attention and even if you do run into something which could cause you an injury you might be able to prevent the injury being serious.
- Be alert. Whenever you are on the street or simply out of your house, try to stay as alert as possible and look out for potential problems around you, which could cause injury. It is far better to spot a potential problem and avoid it than to deal well with a problem which you have just walked into.
- Don’t be distracted. Distractions can make you vulnerable for muggings and attacks as well as for accidents. A lot of people walk down the street using a mobile phone or listening to music but you should try not to be one of them as much as possible.
- Know what hazards are. You should be aware that building sites, main roads and angry people can cause accidents, as well as cracked paving slabs and bad weather. If you know when you are facing a dangerous situation then you should be better suited to avoiding it.
- Wear the right clothing. You can prevent an accident or help yourself to make an accident or injury less serious by wearing sensible clothing and shoes as often as you can. If you can’t avoid an injury you should at least avoid being hurt badly.
Injury claim in Telford and Wrekin
If you are injured on the street by another person, you should try to get their details, or at least take some details about them or their company so that you can use this to make an injury claim in Telford and Wrekin against them. The money from an injury claim in Telford and Wrekin can help you to pay medical bills and other expenses, including help around the house if you are badly injured and can’t get around easily for a little while.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out whether or not you have a good case for a successful injury claim in Telford and Wrekin, and the team will be able to pair you with an experienced personal injury lawyer, who will make your claim on your behalf, meaning that you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 20th October 2014
Author: David Brown