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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

    Most common injury claims from holidays to Australia


    Australia is a popular holiday destination for British tourists of all ages and while many return with happy memories of an incredible trip, some are faced with the difficulty of recovering from a holiday nightmare. If you’ve been injured in travel accidents and you wish to claim compensation, Accident Advice Helpline could help to secure the payout you deserve.

    Most common accidents in Australia

    Australia is a land of intrigue and wonder and it’s no surprise it captivates visitors of all ages. From rugged open landscapes, sweeping beaches and dominating mountains to cuddly koalas, sunny climates and city slicking, Australia has something for everyone. For many people, holidays in Australia are fun-filled and action-packed, but for some, a once in a lifetime adventure can end in disaster. The most common types of holiday accident in Australia include:

    • road traffic accidents
    • 4-wheel drive and off-road accidents
    • slips, trips and falls
    • drowning

    Injuries can range from minor cuts and grazes, which don’t require any treatment, to serious, potentially fatal head and spinal injuries.

    What to do if you’re injured in Australia

    If you suffer an injury abroad, it’s a good idea to seek medical assistance as soon as possible and then report the accident to the relevant authority; for example, road accidents should be reported to the police. If the accident wasn’t your fault, record as much information as possible and ask any eye witnesses if they could provide a statement. If your injuries affect your travel plans, for example, you are not able to travel home on the expected date, consult your travel insurance provider for advice about claiming to cover additional expenses. When you arrive back in the UK, gather the information you have and contact Accident Advice Helpline.

    Injury claims in Australia

    If you’ve been injured abroad or you’ve been involved in a travel accident in Australia and you were not at fault, you may have a case for travel injury compensation. Examples of personal injury claims related to holidays in Australia include car crash claims for accidents, which were caused by the negligence of another driver, hotel accident claims and injuries sustained by companies operating adventure tours, which do not comply with the relevant health and safety measures.

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    If you would like to find out more about claiming travel accident compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500. Our firm has years of experience in injury claims and employs an outstanding team of highly qualified, dedicated personal injury lawyers.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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