Slips, trips and falls on camping sites are some of the most common causes for holiday-related injuries. Camping, by nature, involves periods outside where ground may be uneven, you can be subject to adverse weather conditions, and there is an abundance of unfamiliar flora and fauna.
Slips, trips and falls: Preparing your first aid kit
Although many campsites now have medical rooms for first aid treatment, it is always advisable to take a first aid kit with you in case of any camping-related injuries. To ensure that you have all bases covered, include the following in your first aid kit:
- Items to clean wounds: anti-bacterial creams, wipes, cotton balls and pads and hand sterilising gel.
- Bandages: plasters, blister pads, tape, sterile gauze and triangular bandages.
- Tools: scissors, tweezers and safety pins, gloves, first aid book and thermometer.
- Medication: pain relief tablets, stomach-settlers, indigestion relief and antihistamines.
- Creams and ointments: relief for insect bites, burn relief, Vaseline.
Although accidents do happen, should you suffer from an accident on a camping holiday that causes you to sustain an injury, you could be able to claim compensation for the harm you sustained. If you believe that the incident in question was the fault of someone else, be it the campsite owner, another holidaymaker or a local landowner, you may have a case for personal injury compensation.
Checking your eligibility
More often than not, if your accident occurred within the last three years and you can prove that someone else was liable, there is a good chance that you will be eligible to claim. Fortunately a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline can offer free initial advice regarding your individual circumstances.
Once your claim is assessed, if both yourself and Accident Advice Helpline feel you have a holiday-accident case worth pursuing, they will work on a no win no fee basis to provide you with the legal support your need.
Accident Advice Helpline
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Accident Advice Helpline can be contacted by phone on 0800 689 0500 or via their website. The 30-second test online is a free compensation calculator, which gathers the fundamental information regarding your case, so the law firm are able to suggest the best next steps. Whatever the nature of your holiday-related injury, dont suffer in silence, let Accident Advice Helpline help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: May 1, 2014
Author: David Brown