Snow and mild weather hits the UK

The UK has been hit with a cold end to winter, subjected to freezing temperatures and heavy snowfalls in some areas, which forecasters are not predicting to end soon.

The risk of icy roads has been high in the north of the country, but this has also extended as far south as the Peak District and even Birmingham.

The Met Office believes this weather could continue into early February but is not making any hasty predictions.

“There appear to be two main scenarios, each equally probable, but which are very different,” they have said. 

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“The first consists of a changeable westerly or southwesterly weather type with rain at times and with temperatures noticeably above average for early February, with only occasional frosts.

“The alternative is that much colder weather with winds mainly from an easterly or northeasterly quarter will prevail well into February, bringing widespread frosts and snow to some areas. In this scenario, it would be the east that is most vulnerable to snowfall.”

The cold and windy conditions have been wreaking havoc for commuters with many public transport networks being stopped or delayed and dangerous driving conditions on the roads.

Commuters are advised to check their travel conditions thoroughly before leaving home.

Injury claims from the snow

When it comes to winter, snow is a common occurrence right around the UK and it can wreak havoc on the roads, making driving conditions very difficult and in some cases dangerous. It is the responsibility of the council and any other governing body to ensure that the roads and pavements are kept clear or to a standard where they are not potential hazardous to users, but in some situations this is not always the case.

If you feel that the council has been negligent towards you and you have been left with injuries as a result of a slip, trip, fall or car accident involving the snow then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim to cover any damages you have incurred as a result.

What can I do next?

Making a compensation claim might seem like hard work, but it doesn’t have to be when you leave it to the industry experts and at Manners Pimblett we are here to help. Our team of experts bring to the table a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you with your claim, every step of the way. Our team will work with you throughout the process ensuring that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

To find out more contact the Manners Pimblett team today on 0845 077 0772. 

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