Whether you are travelling in the UK or abroad, the last thing on your mind as you embark on your adventure is whether or not you will be needing to claim travel accident compensation. In most cases, holidaying is streamlined for those who are lucky enough to enjoy the glory of backpacking and jet-setting. However, for a few individuals, holiday-related accidents do occur, causing injuries, pain and a lifetime of terrible memories.
Minor holiday injuries: Kettle burns
Most hotels today come fully equipped with tea and coffee making facilities. It is often one of the first amenities we make use of when we enter our room as a Brit, a good brew really does do the trick after travelling.
Kettles boil water, and ergo, do get very hot. They also release steam, which can cause severe burns. If you feel as though you sustained an injury while on holiday caused by a faulty kettle or an incident that was out of your hands, you could be able to claim personal injury compensation.
Claiming travel accident compensation for holiday-related injuries
Depending on whether you travelled in the UK or abroad, when the accident occurred and the nature of your injury, it may be that you can claim travel accident compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can assess the basics of your claim and advise you if your case is worth pursuing.
Generally speaking, if the injury you sustained occurred within the last three years, you travelled using a UK holiday company and you can prove that you are not liable for the holiday-related injury, you have a good base for a claim.
Accessing Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0800 689 0500. Their team of specialist advisors can talk through the basics of your claim with you and suggest the best next steps to take.
Alternatively, go online to www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk where you will find the law firms 30-second test. This collates the fundamental information surrounding your incident, enabling Accident Advice Helpline to determine how likely your claim is to be successful.
Following this, should you choose to proceed, Accident Advice Helpline works on a no win no fee* basis to fight your corner, with the primary aim of ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve for your holiday-related injury.
Date Published: May 1, 2014
Author: David Brown