When you go abroad on your summer family holidays, it can particularly highlight the importance of teaching your child to swim. While many travel accident compensation claims are due to the fault of UK holiday companies, by teaching your child to swim before you travel, you can greatly minimise your youngster’s risk of experiencing accidents abroad.
The importance of teaching your child to swim
While we do all we can, as parents, to prevent our children suffering accidents on holiday, unfortunately, from time to time mishaps can occur. By teaching your child to swim you can reduce the risk of any swimming or seaside related injuries and illnesses.
In teaching your child to swim, you are ensuring that they are able to support themselves in the water, with the technique required to stay safe in the water. This can prevent injury, but also fatal holiday accidents, such as drowning.
Teaching your child to swim is also a fantastic way to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Swimming is a low-impact exercise, which improves stamina and flexibility. What’s more, swimming is a fantastic way to teach children that they can achieve their goals.
Accidents on holiday
If you or your child have suffered an accident on holiday through no fault of your own, and you believe someone else is liable, you may be able to claim travel accident compensation for the harm and distress you have been made to endure.
When you book a holiday through a UK travel agency, every element of your holiday package is covered under UK law. Therefore, if your hotel is responsible for your accident, your travel agency can be held liable for failing in their duty of care by endorsing this accommodation.
Travel accident compensation claims can be complex, which is why, at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury. During this consultation, we will get to the bottom of your case, and determine both where liability may lie, and your eligibility to claim.
Getting in touch
For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today, via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. What’s more, there’s never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during or following your call to us.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice