Camping is supposed to be a pleasant and exciting outdoor activity and should not end up with you getting injured in an accident that was not your fault and having to hunt for a personal injury lawyer in Christchurch who can help you with your compensation claim. You may be looking for a personal injury lawyer in Christchurch because you were injured last summer and that is fine as you have up to three years to make a claim. But now that you have made the decision to start looking for a personal injury lawyer in Christchurch then you had better get on with it!
If you use Accident Advice Helpline to do this for you then you will be getting a top class legal service – and it will be provided on a no win no fee basis. You get the advantage of a 24/7 helpline as well – you can ring the friendly, professional advisers whenever you like – day or night.
The role of a personal injury lawyer in Christchurch in camp site claims
Getting the help of a personal injury lawyer in Christchurch means that you will get help with showing who was at fault for the accident in which you were hurt. You will get the legal support that is needed to prove that someone was at fault and then to negotiate a sum of money in compensation. So what causes accidents on camp sites? Here are a few potential hazards that could arise on any camp site and could cause accidents if they are not managed properly:
- Fire is a real hazard on campsites, there is plenty of combustible materials (caravans and tents) and plenty of sources of ignition. The main way of controlling this hazard is by adequately separating units and this may mean banning the use of decking between units which is becoming increasingly popular. Sheds and other combustible structures should not be placed within the area separating units. It also greatly helps to keep vegetation cut back and if this is not done it can greatly add to the risk. There should be a clear procedure for fighting fires including the provision of adequate equipment and staff training.
- Carbon monoxide poisoning has been a high profile hazard on campsites on a number of tragic occasions because people have lost their lives through carbon monoxide poisoning whilst camping. This has been because they have taken something like a BBQ into a tent where there has been insufficient oxygen for complete combustion to take place. Camp site owners can play their part in preventing this by having warning signs – especially close to the area where BBQs are sold.
- Camp sites have electrical hook up points and these can get damaged which then renders unsafe. Regular inspection and maintenance can deal with this hazard.
Date Published: 25th January 2014
Author: David Brown