If you want to travel to the other side of the world from the UK, then Australia may be the ideal location. However, no-one’s impervious to accidental injury whilst being on holiday so here are the most common accidents in Australia.
Spider and animal bites – a common travel injury
Some of the most common travel accidents in Australia are caused by spider and animal bites. Compared to the UK, Australia has many more poisonous spiders. Some bites may simply cause you a rash whilst others could cause much more severe travel injuries.
Slips, trips and falls on land
Australia is well known for the Outback, or the bush as it is also known. This is a large expanse of land where you can see animals roaming free and miles and miles of open plains. However, the Outback is not always level ground as it is all sculpted and made by nature. This means there could be holes where animals are nesting or hills where insects have burrowed. If you are on holiday and aren’t looking where you are walking then a slip, trip or fall injury is very likely.
There are many other travel injuries that are classed as some of the most common accidents in Australia. The most important thing is to always look where you are stepping, keep your arms and legs covered when possible and if you get any type of reaction from a bite or sting, seek medical advice as soon as possible so that it doesn’t potentially turn into a serious travel accident compensation claim.
However, if you have had an accident abroad or in the UK within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a travel accident claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such cases as travel accident compensation claims.
With over 10 years’ worth of experience, our team of skilled lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. In fact, many of our clients are able to settle their travel accident claim without having to step foot in a court room.
To find out more about how you could make a travel injury claim speak to one of our friendly, highly-trained advisors on the 24-hour freephone number 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Alternatively, go online and take our simple 30-second compensation calculator test to find out if you could be eligible to make a travel accident compensation claim.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown