Walking is considered by most people to be a fairly safe pastime, and generally it is, but the most unexpected of accidents happen to walkers all the time. None of them would be expecting to be attacked by a farmer’s livestock, or to receive a bout of food poisoning from a pub lunch at the end of their walk. They would not necessarily be looking for the tractor to come round the bend, or for the obstructions on the pavement outside the village post office. These are just some suggestions of how accidents can happen to walkers through the fault of someone else, for which they may want to chat to our Mansfield law firm about claiming compensation.
Using our Mansfield law firm after your walking accident
Slips, trips, and falls are the most common cause of injury for walkers, but you would not think these could lead to serious injuries. However, it depends on the cause of the accident, and how and where the victim lands: if they land on a road in the path of oncoming traffic, or into a plate glass window of a shop, for example, they could sustain very nasty injuries. They might then want to make a personal injury claim for compensation.
The injuries walkers can sustain in accidents that were not their fault
The sheer weight and size of a cow means that when they attack, there are nearly always very serious injuries, if the victim is not killed. Also, a motorbike shooting round a country lane bend faster than he should be can have dire consequences for walkers. With accidents such as these happening so frequently, it is no wonder that many severe injuries are the results. Examples include:
- Broken bones;
- Facial injuries;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Back injuries;
- Spinal injuries;
- Head and brain injuries;
- Knee injuries; and
- Loss of limbs.
Making a personal injury compensation claim for a walking accident
If you are injured in any accident that was not your own fault, the easiest way to make a compensation claim is with the experts at Accident Advice Helpline. With 14 years of experience behind us, we have the expertise and knowledge to handle your claim as quickly and efficiently as possible, while keeping it as stress-free for you as we can.
On our website, there is a compensation calculator which we call the 30-second test. Completion of this lets you know if you qualify to make and claim, and also gives you an estimate of the amount you may be awarded if your claim is successful.
You can contact us by calling our freephone helpline number: 0800 180 4123. Our friendly and professional advisors will talk you through the accident and injuries with you, then give you free legal advice so you can decide if you want to continue with your claim or not.
We operate on a no win no fee basis, so do not let the funding of your claim be a problem. We will not ask for any money to start your claim, and we will not ask for any money if your claim is lost.
Date Published: 16th July 2014