Going on holiday abroad is a popular choice which isn’t surprising when UK weather is so unpredictable and often quite wet. However, just like here, accidents do still occur overseas.
What are the most common accidents on holiday abroad?
Considering the amount of countries there are it is difficult to state the most common travel accidents for holidays in the whole world, but a common injury is caused by slips, trips or falls.
There are so many different factors that could lead to a travel injury in the form of a slip, trip or fall and not all could be blamed on the destination. Such factors as alcohol consumption, uneven floor and lack of attention to the path ahead could all potentially lead to an accident abroad,.
However, another common accident on holidays abroad is caused by the weather, namely the sun. Over in the UK we don’t get much exposure to the heat that places such as the Mediterranean and the Caribbean experience every year. This means that tourists often suffer from such travel injuries as sunstroke and sunburn which can be very dangerous.
How to avoid such common travel accidents?
To avoid such travel accidents such as slips, trips and falls ensure you are always looking where you are going to avoid sustaining a nasty injury. Also, try to limit your alcohol intake; this is especially important in a hot country as your body will absorb the alcohol much quicker and you will find your tolerance decreases which can easily lead to a travel accident.
With regards to avoiding such travel injuries as sunstroke and sunburn, make sure you regularly apply sun tan lotion liberally and avoid going out when the sun is at its hottest. If you are out in extreme heat try to stay in the shade as much as possible.
A lot of these common accidents on holidays abroad are unlikely to lead to a travel accident compensation claim. However, if you have had an accident abroad within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with over 15 years’ worth of experience as a personal injury claim specialist.
Speak to one of our advisers on our 24-hour freephone on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to find out more about making a travel accident claim.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown