Holidays aren’t about sun and sea for everyone. Some holidaymakers prefer to refresh the senses by partaking in some hazardous activities.
Yet, with hazardous activities comes risks of holiday injuries and illnesses. With this in mind, you should do all you can before you travel to make sure you are safe. This will at least ensure you are likely entitled to travel accident compensation on your return home.
Hazardous activities on holiday
If you’re planning on trying out some of these hazardous activities on holiday, be sure to do your research and undergo some thorough training with a qualified expert.
- Many of us indulge in an increased alcohol consumption when we are on holiday. While it is fine to have a tipple, you must remember that if you drink a little too much it can be one of the most hazardous activities.
- Scuba diving is a popular holiday sport, but features high on the list of hazardous activities thanks to the risks involved. Divers are susceptible to many health risks on holiday including barotrauma, hyperoxia and arterial gas embolism.
- If you like to go back to basics on holiday, and soak up the local culture, you may partake in offshore fishing. While you may not expect fishing to feature on a list of hazardous activities, when offshore fishing, you are vulnerable due to unpredictable weather patterns, which can leave you stranded or injured at sea.
- While walking the mountainous Italian landscapes may lead to some slips, trips and falls, hiking mountains abroad such as Nepal’s Everest can be very dangerous. Falling rocks, frostbite, pneumonia and altitude sickness are just a handful of the severe holiday ailments you could face.
- Off-piste skiing takes you away from the tried and tested ski slopes, for a more adrenaline-fuelled snow sports experience. Be sure to try this with a guide to minimise the risk of skiing-related accidents.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been injured or suffered an illness abroad through no fault of your own, and you believe a third party is to blame, you may be able to claim travel accident compensation.
For more information on how to claim travel accident compensation, and for a free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today. Call us on freephone number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice