Smethwick is a region that can be found in the West Midlands. It is near one the largest cities in the UK, Birmingham. One of the more notable aspects of the region is the canal network that can be found there. Those who live in the region might choose to make use of the canal on a regular basis, as a means of recreational activity. If you’ve slipped or tripped in Smethwick while using the canals, you may want to look into making a claim.
Slipped or tripped in Smethwick
Anyone who is looking to use a few of the Smethwick canals will want to take care and do what they can in order to prevent an accident from happening. If an accident happens they might sustain a very serious form of injury.
There are a number of different injuries that can take place whilst on a canal. If someone is walking along the canal they might slip and fall. The slip or fall may cause them a number of injuries. These injuries could include:
- Wrist Injury
- Head Injury
- Back Injury
The risk of a slip or fall is going to be higher if the person in question is walking along the canal in bad weather conditions. It can therefore be seen that walks along a canal should only be done in conditions that are favourable.
There is also a risk for people who are riding in canal boats. Anyone who is using a canal boat might experience an injury due a collision. Their canal boat may collide into another canal boat for instance.
They might just end up colliding their canal boat into the edge of the canal. The collision could cause them a number of different injuries. The injuries sustained will depend on the intensity of the collision and what was being done at the time of the collision.
Making A Claim After a Reckless Accident
In any case it is key to note that in some situations an accident near a canal or on a canal could be caused because of someone else being reckless. When this happens an individual may want to seek out compensation to pay for the injuries that they might have sustained. To do this they may get in touch with a personal injury firm such as Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline can help will all manner of Smethwick claims, and not just those related to canal accidents. Those looking to make Smethwick claims should speak to Accident Advice Helpline quickly as they only have three years to make a claim. In some situations, a court appearance might need to be made for the Smethwick claims in question. The best way to find out what applies to your situation is by speaking to Accident Advice Helpline on their helpline. You can reach this from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. On this helpline, you will be able to find out the information you need to very quickly.
Date Published: 21st July 2014
Author: David Brown