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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."

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    Burnt by the kettle in your hotel room?


    Burnt by the kettle in your hotel room?

    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.

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    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 firm’s 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

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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