Christmas is a time to spend with families, giving and receiving gifts, eating, drinking and generally having a good time. However, like all occasions, accidents can and do happen during this season, so what are some of the most dangerous places to spend the Christmas break?
On the slopes – potential travel accident
Many people decide to go away for Christmas and spend it in a different country. A popular place to spend the Christmas break is on the slopes either skiing or snow boarding. If you want a guaranteed white Christmas this is the place to go.
The slopes can be a dangerous place to spend the Christmas break especially if you aren’t experienced. There are several potential travel accidents that can occur from slips, trips and falls to colliding with someone else or something hard such as rock.
How to avoid a travel accident on the slopes at Christmas?
There are several precautions you can take to avoid a travel injury. One of the most important things you can do is to ensure you get proper lessons in how to ski or snowboard. If you can do this before you go abroad this will greatly reduce the risk of having a travel accident. However, if you can’t, then get some lessons in when you first arrive. This will help you be more confident when you hit the slopes and less likely to fall down.
Another thing to remember before you hit the slopes is to wrap up warm. Sub-zero temperatures can cause serious travel injuries such as hypothermia which can really ruin your Christmas. To be safe, layer up your clothing and if you feel you are getting too cold, take a break and warm up inside with a hot chocolate or coffee.
If you have been involved in a travel accident 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 that specialises in such cases as travel accident compensation claims.
To find out more about how you could make a travel accident compensation claim, speak to one of our friendly advisors on the 24-hour freephone 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown