Many people enjoy exploring the outdoors and they may join a walking or rambling group in order to discover other areas in their locality as part of wider group.
Whilst taking regular exercise is beneficial to health and wellbeing, accidents may occur when you are out and about walking in familiar and unfamiliar places. In fact, accidents don’t discriminate between people; any one of any age and any background, may find themselves the victim of an injury that was caused through no fault of their own.
In a situation such as this, it is important to seek advice that you can trust and rely upon, in order to successfully fulfil your legal entitlement to pursue a personal injury compensation claim with a law firm in Cotswold.
Becoming injured will always be a painful and distressing time, however it is caused. However, suffering an injury as the result of an accident or incident that was caused through no fault of your own, can have far reaching consequences.
Walking related injuries
Injuries caused by walking related accidents may include:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Bleeding and lacerations
- Internal injury and internal bleeding
- Broken bones
- Neck injury
- Facial injury
- Head injury
- Loss of consciousness
- Fatal injury
Keeping safe whilst out walking
In order to keep yourself as safe as possible whilst out walking, it is important to ensure that you are adequately prepared for most eventualities. Obviously, part of enjoying the outdoor environment is the freedom from modern life that being outside can provide. However, by thinking through what you wear, what you take with you and when and where you intend to walk, may reduce the likelihood of an accident occurring and ensure that you are able to cope with the consequences of an injury if one occurred.
- Research the area that you intend to walk in thoroughly. Obtain an Ordnance Survey extract of the location and plan a route that is achieveable for your level of fitness and time available.
- Check the weather forecast prior to leaving for the walk. Ensure that you are wearing appropriate clothing for the weather. Always wear layers of clothing that can insulate the body and retain body heat. In warmer weather, wear light, natural fibre based clothing that is breathable and comfortable in warmer temperatures.
- Pack sun protection, adequate water, high energy foods such as nuts and chocolate, a torch, a mobile phone, a whistle, maps and a compass, money and a first aid kit.
- Wear sturdy, worn in walking boots.
- Take walking poles to assist walking over uneven terrain.
Can you claim with a law firm in Cotswold?
To find out quickly and reliably if you are eligible to pursue a personal injury compensation claim, just call Accident Advice Helpline’s law firm in Cotswold. They offer a telephone helpline that is staffed by an experienced team of expert advisers who can offer no obligation advice.
The law firm in Cotswold’s team of knowledgeable advisers at Accident Advice Helpline have a wealth of experience based on over 14 years’ in the claims industry. They can even notify you of your legal entitlement to pursue a personal injury compensation claim over the phone using their professional team of injury solicitors to act on your behalf on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.