Avoiding slips, trips and falls in Islington when walking in the snow
Many people adore the snow, thinking of it as a magical type of weather which makes everything more fun. Just as many people, however, are irritated by it, finding that things are so much harder to do when there is snow on the ground, and it is almost impossible to get around unhurt. There are far more accidents involving slips, trips and falls in Islington when it is snowing and these can be not only embarrassing, but also dangerous. If you must head out when there is now on the ground, but want to avoid slips, trips and falls in Islington, here are some ways that you can do this.
- Wear the right shoes. It is amazing how many people refuse to change the shoes that they wear to work when it is snowing. You must wear shoes that fully cover your feet and are thick and heavy enough to help you to balance and grip on ice and snow. If you fall in the snow when wearing high heels then this is pretty much your own fault.
- Stick to snowy areas. Areas where the snow has been cleared away are actually more likely to be dangerous than the areas with thick snow. Your shoes can get a better grip on snow than they can onto ice, and where it has been cleared away you may be looking at black ice – the slipperiest kind.
- Stick to grass or road. If you cannot find a safe area to walk on the pavement, there is no harm in choosing to walk on the grass if there is any there, as this will give you better grip on the ground. You may also choose to walk in the road, where there is usually no snow or ice whatsoever, as the council will get out early and grit and clear the roads to make them safe for drivers. Obviously, stick to the side of the road and avoid busier roads.
If you think that you have a case for compensation because of slips, trips and falls in Islington which happened on an icy day, you are better off speaking to an experienced injury lawyer who can help you to decide if you do in fact have a case at all. Accident Advice Helpline has over 14 years’ experience with personal injury claims, and can provide you with an experienced injury specialist who will work with you on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation that you deserve. You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to make a start on your claim and to find out more about the claims process.
Date Published: 27th December 2014
Author: David Brown