News

News Index

Winter weather: how to decrease your risk of injury

06 | 11 | 15

By sds

Winter weather: how to decrease your risk of injury

Dare we mention it, the big C word?

The most wonderful time of the year certainly is on it’s way, and, with internet predictions of a white Christmas having started as early as September- the Met Office has clarified it’s definitely too early to predict this. In fact, The Met Office has confirmed they can only accurately forecast whether there will be snow up to five days beforehand. So we’re all going to have to wait until the 20th of December before getting our hopes up!

Our last white Christmas wasn’t so long ago; in 2010 the UK saw snow on the ground at 83% of weather stations- the highest amount ever recorded.

But, with winter on its way, we are taking a look at the how the change in weather affects your risk of slips trips and falls, and how these can increase during autumn and winter.

Snow Ice and Rain
Understandably this creates slippery conditions, hence why accidents increase. In preparation for the winter months, ensure you have sensible footwear with plenty of grip. We would also advise leaving for your destination with plenty of time, this way you can avoid rushing, and give yourself the extra time for any unforeseen weather conditions.

With snow, ice and rain around ensure you take care when entering buildings, as wet flooring can be particularly hazardous. To help with your balance, concentration and overall awareness of your surroundings when walking in these conditions it’s also recommended that you avoid using any form of technology, such as texting or browsing the Internet.

Weather Check
As the met office says- ‘The UK can sometimes experience four seasons in one day”

It’s therefore advisable that you prepare yourself by not just checking the weather before you head off but also by preparing for worse case scenario. If travelling by car it is worth having additional and adequate clothing and footwear with you and if commuting via public transport, check before you leave work and home and also consider having those extra items under the desk just in case.

Slips, trip and falls
Whether your slip trip or fall has happened in a workplace or public space, if its due to an unsafe environment and your accident could have been prevented, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

It is the responsibility of local authorities and employers to ensure that areas are safe and that accidents are prevented. You should not have to suffer due to the negligence of others. if in the unfortunate circumstance you feel you have, our experienced personal injury team will happily discuss you options with you and can be contacted here.

SHARE THIS POST  

Start Your Claim

Complete the form to start your personal injury claim today.

An expert solicitor will contact you to get more details about your case.

Introduction

Call us FREE on 0333 999 8800 or let us call you…

Contact Information
Details
APIL Accredited  Specialist in Personal Injury
Motor Accident Solicitors Society Associate Member
Lexel
  • Thank you for the handling of my claim! You exceeded my expectations. Great service. Great outcome.

    Mrs B

  • Extremely helpful throughout the process, very polite & courteous, explained in detail anything I needed to know, would definitely recommend them to my family & friends.

    Miss B

  • Both Victoria and Michelle have been a massive help to me, more like family.

    Mr S

  • Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant, whenever I needed advice they were always available!

    Mr B

  • I have been very happy with all the help your staff have given me during my claim.

    Mr B

  • Jill was very professional from the moment she took over the case

    Mr M

  • All of your staff have been very friendly and helpful in every way and keeping me up to date with my claim

    Mr B

  • You truly exceeded my expectations with your superb service, knowledge and smooth completion of my difficult situation.

    Mr M

  • Thank you to your company. I will be recommending Sheldon Davidson's as I have found you more than helpful and very quick

    Mr M

  • I would like to thank you for all your work on my claim and would definitely use you again

    Mr M

  • Excellent advice always kept me up to date with everything I would recommend them to anyone

    Miss E

  • I would recommend Sheldon Davidson 100% as you can be assured you will always get the best service possible.

    Mr C

  • The service I was given was excellent. I had no problem with getting in touch with my solicitor or a member of staff at any time. They were always extremely helpful. I would like to thank all the staff for their time and effort they have put in for me.

    Mr H

  • You have done an outstanding job in dealing with my claim and treated both myself and my wife in a totally professional manner

    Mr P

  • I'm very pleased with the quick and excellent service provided

    Mr G

  • Excellent service from start to finish

    Mr L

  • I can honestly say that Victoria's help, support and guidance were a God send and truly welcome! I was able to reach an acceptable outcome. I would recommend SDS and Victoria in a heartbeat

    Mr M

  • Jill has been fantastic. I felt I could speak to her at any point and she explained the facts very well to me .always polite and pleasant. thankyou Jill

    Mrs E

By continuing to use this website you are agreeing to our use of cookies.