When on holiday the last thing you want is to have an accident and have to make a travel compensation claim. Unfortunately travel accidents sometimes do happen and depending on where you travel to will vary the likelihood of having to make a travel accident compensation claim.
Sunbathing is something that most tourists do when they travel to a hot country and are staying near a beach. This is not particularly dangerous in itself but for particular areas it can be very bad for your health and could lead to a travel accident if you aren’t careful.
Why are the beaches of Gandhi dangerous and how could a travel accident occur?
South Africa is a very dry area and receives half the amount of yearly rainfall than the average country. This makes it a popular beach destination. It is not one of the hottest countries to visit but it can still reach up to 25 degrees in the summer which can still cause serious travel accidents including sun stroke and severe burns if you aren’t careful.
One thing that makes summer in South Africa dangerous is that when the temperatures are high, storms often occur. If you are not careful a day sunbathing could turn into a travel accident claim if a storm hits and you are in the wrong place.
How to avoid having to make a travel accident compensation claim whilst there
If you are going during their summer make sure you are not laying in the sun all day, sit in the shade for a bit to let your body cool down and to avoid the UV rays for a bit. Another tip to avoid a travel accident is to make sure you wear plenty of sun tan lotion to avoid nasty burns which could make the rest of your journey painful.
Finally, make sure you drink plenty of water all day; if you become dehydrated you will become very ill. Dehydration could also make you become delirious which could also make it more likely for you to have a travel accident.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice