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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

    First time traveller? Tips to ensure you’re well prepared


    Travelling for the first time can be a daunting prospect. Tiring and often confusing, as a first time traveller, flying in particular can leave you worried, especially when your journey takes you abroad. Here are a few tips that should help the first time traveller in preparing for their first jaunt across seas..

    Pre-travel preparations

    Before setting off on your trip, make sure you have all the necessary documents ready. This includes passports and tickets, any necessary visas, local currency and of course travel insurance. Ensuring you are properly packed, tagged and identified luggage is also a necessity.

    You should also make sure you know which airport you will be flying from and which departure and arrival terminals to use.

    On the day

    Set off in plenty of time, allowing for bad weather, traffic congestion and other possible delays, to make it to the airport without mishaps. As a rule, you will be expected to be at the check-in counter at least an hour before your plane is due to depart. Long-haul flights require you to be at the airport much earlier than this.

    By giving yourself plenty of time to check in, you will not only allow yourself to start your trip in a calm and collected manner, you may also avoid sustaining slip, trip or fall injuries caused by having to rush.

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    Airport mishaps

    It also helps to know that if you should suffer a slip, fall or trip injury at an airport through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to slip, trip or fall injury compensation.

    Other unfortunate incidents

    In a similar way, any other accidents on holiday, like slips, trips and falls in hotels. food poisoning, injuries by faulty hotel equipment, etc, for instance, may qualify you for travel injury compensation.

    Be prepared for mishaps

    Looking out for slip, fall or trip hazards, not drinking local water or eating raw foods in some destinations and generally being sensible will go a long way towards preventing accidents abroad. Carrying a phone with Accident Advice Helpline’s number ready programmed in will give you the safe knowledge that should something go wrong, you have expert help at hand.

    About this law firm

    Having specialised in personal injury claims both at home and abroad for the many years, our law firm has the necessary experience to help you get the compensation you are entitled to quickly and without too much hassle.

    Dealing with claims under conditional fee agreements, we can be contacted 24/7 via a confidential freephone number, 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: April 27, 2015

    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.

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