The personal injury hazards that lurk in your summer wardrobe!
With the weather warming up and the summer in full swing, many of us can now look forward to making the most of our summer wardrobes but BEWARE there are many hazards that lie there, which could affect your health and day to day life, warn personal injury specialists.
National Claims, the leading claims company which manages more than 2,000 personal injury claims each year, has created this list of top tips to help you navigate your personal health and safety and ensure the summer of 2022 remains accident free!
The global flip flop market is estimated at $19 billion and the products are popular among everyone from beach-goers to dog walkers but did you know that more than 200,000 accidents are caused each year in the UK by these flimsy footwear summer staples.
Advice from the experts at National Claims: We love a flip flop as much as the next person but we advise wearing them in suitable environments, such as the beach or around the pool. They are not suitable for long walks on uneven surfaces and terrain as they offer no protection for anything which might fall on your foot.
Sunglasses are a must-have when the sun is shining and the best advice is to always purchase your pair from an optician who can properly fit them to ensure they are comfortable. However, with the rise of fashion glasses, there is also a rise in the risk of accidents. National Claims warn of frames that might block or jar your vision, especially when driving.
Advice from the experts at National Claims: Seek professional help from your optician and always ensure your vision is never impaired regardless of whether you’re driving or a pedestrian.
Love Island has redefined how we wear heels in the summer - paired with a bikini or swimsuit it seems! For most, heels can lengthen the look of your legs and offer extra height. However, personal injury specialists warn of the damage wearing high-heeled sandals and shoes can have, especially if you’re wearing them on uneven surfaces such as decking, which can traditionally be found near or around the beach.
Advice from the experts at National Claims: Heels are great but to ensure your safety whilst wearing them, we recommend you ensure you have a nice even surface.
The sun, at its strongest, can be dangerously damaging. It’s always advisable to wear sun protection on our skin and to protect our faces. Hats are a great way to do this. But, choose wisely. Some oversized hats can actually block your vision and stop you seeing potential hazards and risks.
Advice from the experts at National Claims: The sun can kill so always protect your skin. If you do choose a large hat, ensure you can see properly when you’re wearing it and that you can see your surroundings to be aware of anything which could cause you personal injury.
Summer holidays are the perfect opportunity to get those flowy trousers, skirts or dresses out and on display for all to see. While they’re the perfect way to keep cool in warmer climates, they’re also incredibly subtle trip hazards, especially when they reach past your feet.
Advice from the experts at National Claims: We’re not saying to bin your summer clothes, far from it in fact. Things like belts to keep the fabric above your feet or simply holding the material up while you walk can be the difference between enjoying your holiday in the sun or making it one to forget after you tripped and hurt yourself.
Dan Brito, National Claims Managing Director says: “We don’t want to scare people - the summer is a wonderful time of the year, especially when the British sun shines. However, we are also seeing a rise in personal injury claims and we want the Great British public to stay safe and healthy. Each year, we help clients receive compensation for accidents that weren’t their fault. We see first hand the life-changing outcomes of these accidents. We are always on the side of the public and want to help as many people as we can to avoid issues and accidents.”
National Claims works with the UK’s leading law firms to get people the compensation they deserve after an accident which might not be their fault. A call with one of the team’s friendly advisors is free and comes with no obligation whatsoever. For more information visit their website: https://national-claims.co.uk/.
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