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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    Common beach holiday accidents


    When talking about common beach holiday accidents most people will first of all think of drowning or near-drowning accidents. In reality, the most common beach holiday accidents are slips, trips and falls, followed, in no particular order, by:

    • Sporting accidents
    • Transport-related accidents
    • Food poisoning infections
    • Hotel fires

    Slips, falls and trips

    Injuries by slipping, tripping or falling are by far the most common beach holiday accidents. Tourists have been known to be injured by falling from balconies, others sustained injuries by slipping around swimming pools or while rock pooling, others still suffered injuries by tripping on hotel stairs.

    Sporting accidents

    These common beach holiday accidents can happen anywhere. You may, for example, be hurt in a tennis accident, sustain a golfing-related injury or have a scuba diving, snorkelling or surfing accident.

    Transport-related accidents

    Many beach holiday accidents are in fact road traffic, plane or coach accidents, cycling accidents or accidents involving cruise ships.

    Food poisoning infections

    Varying levels in standards and regulations concerning food hygiene and cleanliness in general can easily lead to food poisoning outbreaks. Unusual food items, different water and even climatic influences in foreign countries can also combine to cause non-food poisoning related stomach upsets ranging from bloating or constipation to diarrhoea and vomiting.

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    Hotel fires

    Starting in hotel kitchens and self-catering apartments, lobbies, offices and guest rooms, hotel fires can cause all kinds of potentially life-changing or lethal beach holiday injuries, including burns and respiratory problems.

    No-fault beach holiday accidents

    If you suffered an injury on holiday and someone else caused your holiday accident, the responsible individual or group of individuals could be held liable to compensate you for the pain and suffering your personal injury caused you, as well as any financial losses you may have incurred as a result of your accident abroad.

    Getting help

    Claiming for compensation following trips, slips or falls and other accidents on holiday will make it necessary to engage expert legal professionals to support you during the process.

    Our nationwide legal team has well in excess of 15 years’ experience in handling personal injury claims.

    Claiming compensation for common beach holiday accidents

    Our law firm, Accident Advice Helpline, was established in 2000 with the specific aim to assist members of the public get the compensation due to them quickly. Operating on a no-win, no-fee basis, we can help you with your travel accident compensation claim.

    Call us now on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, or on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, to learn more about making a public liability claim.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

    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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