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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

    Advice for parents: Son or daughter heading to a football match abroad?


    We all want our children to broaden their horizons and see the world, and nothing could be more exciting for a football fan than travelling overseas to enjoy seeing an international football match. But as a parent, what should you be aware of when it comes to your son or daughter travelling abroad to see a match? The last thing you want on your hands is a travel accident compensation claim, so to avoid one, here is some advice for both parents and children.

    Get decent travel insurance

    Sometimes, travel accidents just cannot be avoided and accidents, regardless of time or place, do happen. As parents, you want your children to be safe at all times, so put your mind at ease by sitting down with your son or daughter and research holiday accident insurance together and find a reputable, suitable package for their trip. Doing this ensures your child ends up with a good travel insurance policy, encourages you and your child to discuss and talk about safety on the holiday, and makes them aware that accidents abroad are a very real occurrence.

    Plan their trip with them

    Without being overpowering or controlling, why not ask your son or daughter if you can take a look at their itinerary or holiday plan. This can help put your mind at ease, as well as give you both the chance to discuss safety and avoiding accidents on holiday. Talk to them about getting to the stadium early, to avoid a trip, slip or fall, something that happens at crowded events and arrange a time to keep in touch with each other, whether it is a text once a day, or a phone call every other day.

    Help arrange their transfers

    Road traffic accidents are another common claim with travel compensation claims, and to help avoid a road accident, why not help your son or daughter book a transfer? Advise them and help them find a reputable company offering private trips or coach transfers from the airport. This will help put your mind at ease and also guarantee them a safe journey with a minimal risk of road injury whilst on holiday.

    Claim travel compensation with Accident Advice Helpline

    Our lawyers are on hand 24 hours a day to deal with your travel claim. If you have been injured on holiday, then take our 30-second test to see how we could help you claim compensation.

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    Date Published: July 8, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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