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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

    The dangers of selfie sticks

    They are the must-have accessory of the last few years, but what are the dangers of selfie sticks? Some people will tell you they are emblematic of a new, self-obsessed society. But has the introduction of selfie sticks caused a rise in the number of accidents?

    What are the dangers of selfie sticks?

    The immediate reaction to the above question, for most people, is probably a shrug and the word “none.” However, dig a little deeper and the number of dangers of selfie sticks is actually quite surprising.

    Focusing on the photo

    One of the main dangers of selfie sticks is how much people focus on getting the perfect shot. This poses a number of potential risks to the health of both themselves and others. For example, moving the selfie stick around in the air to get the ideal angle, This can easily be bumped into someone’s head, poke them in the eye or cause a number of physical bumps and bruising injuries.

    For the takers themselves, searching for the perfect picture can lead to them taking unnecessary risks. We’ve all seen holiday pictures of people on cliff edges, overlooking stunning ocean views and similar. Whilst these look breath-taking, and capture magical moments and lifelong memories, they are also risky. Failing to focus on your surroundings can easily lead to a slip and a nasty accident on holiday. When using a selfie stick it is of utmost importance that you look and focus on where you are standing and what is around you. If you fall off a cliff edge, you could experience long-term injuries or even death, depending on the height.


    When taking a selfie, your precious phone is out of your reach. It may only be a few seconds, but that’s all the time an opportunistic thief needs. Not only that, but using a selfie stick marks you out to onlookers as a tourist. This can potentially leave you vulnerable to other holiday dangers, such as pickpockets and scammers.

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    If you suffer an accident on holiday that wasn’t your fault, remember that you may be due holiday accident compensation. With over 16 years’ experience in personal injury claims, Accident Advice Helpline is perfectly placed to take you through the process. Our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis. Call our experts today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993.

    Date Published: March 6, 2017

    Author: SM Content

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