How to take safer walks and make a non fault injury claim if something goes wrong
Walking is excellent exercise, and can be used as a way to keep yourself fit and healthy without having to cut into your day too much, such as when you go to the gym. You can walk to work to get a little extra exercise, or just take a walk when you find yourself with an hour or two to kill.
However, if you are walking alone, you need to be aware of the risks and know how to avoid any potential danger. Try not to worry yourself too much about the risks once you know how to avoid them, but you should do what you can to be safe in the first place.
- Walk with a friend. Even if it is during the middle of the day, walking with a friend is always safer than walking on your own. To get off the beaten path and into more relaxed areas, you really should try to be with someone else to keep yourself safe.
- Walk in busy areas. Wherever it is that you live, there are bound to be certain areas which have more people walking and running than others. This means choosing the local park for your daily walk, rather than more deserted downs or woodland areas. Even if you have to walk down the high street, it is better to be safe than sorry.
- Have your phone fully charged. If you have your phone fully charged and easy to reach at all times, you should be able to call for help if you need it. It may also be useful to have the emergency services on speed dial so that you can get them on the phone without having to look at the screen.
- Keep valuables hidden. You must try to keep any valuables that you have out of sight when you are walking alone, as otherwise you become a prime target for any thieves and muggers. If possible, try to leave most of your valuables at home.
You may be able to make a non fault injury claim in York
If you are injured when out on a walk, you may be able to make a non fault injury claim in York. If you have been injured by another person, or have tripped and fallen because of unsafe roads, then these can be good cases for compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to someone about what has happened to you, and find out whether or not you have a good case for a non fault injury claim in York. If you do have a good case for an injury claim in York, you will be passed over to an experienced in house personal injury lawyer who can handle your case on your behalf.
Date Published: 28th October 2014
Author: David Brown