Have you been hurt whilst walking or hiking?
Although most of us walk some distance each day, for many people walking and hiking is a challenging hobby or sporting activity. With numerous walking and hiking trails throughout the UK, there are numerous locations for walkers and hikers to get out and explore the outdoors.
Many hiking trails lead to specific areas or places so that hikers are able to combine their hobby with their other interests. For example, you may find that some cultural sites have walking paths around them, or that some stately homes have hiking trails in the grounds.
Coastal paths are particularly popular and many keen walkers and hikers plan their holidays around their hobby and ensure that their destination has many trails and paths to use. In fact, walking and hiking has become so popular that there are now dedicated overseas trips designed specifically for walkers and hikers.
Although it may appear easy, not everyone can commit to undertaking a long hike straightaway and many people need to build up their fitness before they can try the longer or more difficult trails. As with any sport, there can be dangers involved and using the wrong equipment or setting out alone in a new or unfamiliar area can increase the risk of an injury occurring.
Whilst accidents and injuries can occur from time to time, they aren’t always the fault of the walker or the hiker. If, for example, you go on a scheduled expedition and you’re taking to an unsafe area or you’re given the wrong equipment to use, you may find that the company responsible are liable for any injuries you suffer as a result.
Could a solicitor in Leiston help?
If you do suffer an injury whilst you’re hiking, or playing any type of sport, you may want to contact an injury solicitor in Leiston to find out more about making a claim for compensation. In many instances, an injury solicitor in Leiston will be able to assist claimants in making a claim and you could receive a significant amount of compensation for the harm that you’ve suffered.
If you’ve been hurt and you know it wasn’t your fault, why not contact us to find out more about how an injury solicitor in Leiston could help you? At Accident Advice Helpline, we always offer free no obligation advice so it’s easy to find out more about making a claim without paying a penny!
Our dedicated personal injury team are even available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can contact us at any time and we’ll always be available to assist you. Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone to find out more.
Alternatively, why not visit Accident Advice Helpline online and take our 30-second test to find out how much compensation you could be awarded? It’s easy to use and available online now!