Do you know the best treatment for injuries sustained from a hiking accident?
If you enjoy this activity then you’ll be aware of the dangers involved in hiking and mountaineering. If you’re a novice, you might not have hiked on some of the more challenging trails and terrain. Never hike alone, whatever your level of experience.
Things can go wrong for even the most experienced hikers. It’s therefore very important to know the right treatment for injuries sustained from a hiking accident.
Be prepared to rescue yourself
Make sure you prepare well before setting out on a hike. You never know what might happen. The weather could change or you could slip, trip or fall and hurt yourself. Don’t rely on your fellow hikers to have the knowledge or equipment you may need if you’re injured on a hike.
A basic knowledge of first aid and the means to keep yourself warm and dry are important. If you sprain your ankle you may have to spend hours waiting for help to come. Keeping warm (or cool) will keep you safe. Carry a torch, some matches and a whistle as basic kit.
Heat stroke can be very dangerous and lead to loss of consciousness. Find some shade and rest. Over exertion on a hot day should be avoided. Make sure you rehydrate by drinking plenty of water and eating small snacks to keep your energy up.
Hypothermia doesn’t just happen in the winter months. Prevent it by having extra clothes with you that you can layer if necessary. Waterproof outerwear will keep you dry in wet weather.
Knowing the best treatment for injuries sustained from a hiking accident can save your life.
If the worst happens
If you’ve been injured while hiking due to the negligence of someone else or a failure in your equipment then you may be able to claim compensation. You can find out if you’re eligible to claim by contacting Accident Advice Helpline.
We are an established law firm who specialise in managing personal injury compensation claims. If your non-fault accident happened in the last three years and you had medical attention for your injuries, then we could help you claim.
Accident Advice Helpline lawyers
Our lawyers are all experienced and expert in personal injury compensation law. We will work for you on a no-win, no-fee* arrangement so you needn’t be concerned about the cost of starting a claim. We have achieved great results for our many satisfied clients for over 15 years now so your claim will be in safe hands.
To get some free legal advice and more information call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. We can help you today.
Category: Hiking accident claims