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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    5 things to pack in your travel bag for holiday

    When you go away on holiday, much of your preparation time goes into packing the perfect capsule wardrobe, with coordinating flip-flops. Yet, sometimes, you have to think outside the box when it comes to what you pack in your travel bag.

    Being prepared for a holiday abroad not only can add a little bit of luxe to your travel, it can also minimise the risk of accidents on holiday. After all, if you do all you can to protect your loved ones, and you do sustain an injury or illness, at least you have travel accident compensation to fall back on, on your return home.

    What you should pack in your travel bag

    Have you thought beyond the usual when it comes to what to pack in your travel bag? There are so many gadgets and gizmos out there to make your holiday easier and add a little touch of additional security.

    We take a look at five of the best unconventional items to pack in your travel bag:

    1. Sun safety box, for keeping your valuables safe with you while you laze around and catch some rays
    2. UV body swimsuits for youngsters, to wear alongside sunscreen, providing extra protection from UVA and UVB rays 
    3. Compact outdoor first aid kit, to ensure you are prepared for all accidents abroad
    4. Sand resistant towels, guaranteeing that you don’’t bring half of the beach home in your suitcase
    5. Camera snorkels, for capturing the magic during your time in the sea

    Claiming compensation for accidents abroad

    If you have been involved in a holiday accident through no fault of your own, and you believe a third party is to blame, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.

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    Travel accident compensation claims can be complex, which is why, at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation for all victims of holiday illness and injury. During this initial consultation, we will discuss where liability is likely to lie, and your eligibility to claim.

    Getting in touch with us

    For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Call us on freephone number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

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