How much could you claim?

Find out in 30 seconds...
Injured in the last 3 years?
Was the accident your fault?
Did you recieve medical attention?
Please tell us where you were injured
  • Please enter your full name
  • Please enter a valid name
  • Please enter your telephone number
  • Please enter a valid telephone number
  • Please read our Terms & Conditions

    "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 dangerous places to take a selfie: Golden Rock, Myanmar

    Also known as the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, the Golden Rock of Mon State, Myanmar, is one of the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world.

    The grand pagoda is built upon a breathtaking gold leaf-adorned boulder, known for its gravity-defying appearance, balancing on the tip of Mount Kyaiktiyo. Such a magnificent site is most definitely the most opportune of selfie spots, yet a small lapse in concentration can lead to frightful slips, trips and falls.

    The rise of the selfie

    With the term ‘selfie’ added to the dictionary in 2013, there is no denying that the snap-happy phenomenon has taken our tech-savvy world by storm.

    Building upon this social media craze, the recent release of the ‘Selfie Stick’ now means that enthusiasts can buy the necessary equipment to ensure the best angles on their photos.

    But with smartphones in hand, selfies can be a dangerous distraction, causing users to become unaware of their immediate surroundings causing public slips and trips that lead to various injuries.

    Open Claim Calculator

    Selfie injuries

    While all social media users have had a giggle over selfies gone wrong, accidents in public can lead to an array of injuries including fractures, sprains, strains, concussion and even fatalities.

    Selfies may be harmless fun and a contemporary way of recording memories, but it is important not to forget the dangers of exploring unfamiliar locations, or even basic health and safety principles, wherever you choose to capture your next moment.

    Date Published: September 30, 2014

    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.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.