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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

    Ever received your meal on an extremely hot plate?


    Imagine this. You are on holiday; you have sat down for a lovely meal at a nice restaurant. Your main course comes out. They lay the plate down and you reach for it to move it closer. What the waiter forgot to tell you is that the plate is very hot and so you burn yourself. This is a classic example of how a travel accident compensation claim occurs.

    We have all been in a similar situation where we either forget the plate is hot or the waiter omits this important detail. Either way, you may be eligible to make a claim for travel accident compensation if this injury wasn’t your fault.

    How can a burn from a restaurant be classed as a travel accident compensation claim?

    The answer is that it can easily turn into a travel accident claim. If the waiter has not told you the plate is hot and you burn yourself on it then the restaurant is liable for that mistake as you were not to know that the plate was hot. Due to the fact that injury is not your fault, the restaurant could be liable for any travel accident compensation you claim for.

    How to avoid injuries such as this whilst on holiday

    When at a restaurant, whether you are at home or on holiday, watch when the waiter puts your plate down. Is he holding your plate with a towel or glove? This could be an indication of the temperature of the plate. Also, listen when the waiter is talking as he could be advising you that it’s hot which is what any establishment should do. These are great indicators of a possible hazard and something which could potentially cause a travel accident claim.

    If you do have a travel accident whether in this country or abroad that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible to make a travel compensation claim. Accident Advice Helpline specialises in helping their clients claim the money they deserve. They make the claims process as simple and as stress free as they can and many claims are settled out of court. Speak to Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you are eligible to make a travel claim.

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    Date Published: February 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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