When you embark on your summer sojourn, you are planning to get away from it all and escape the humdrum of daily life. The last thing you want is to experience beach holiday injuries that could lead to a claim for travel accident compensation.
Stay savvy this summer and wise up on the common causes of beach holiday injuries.
Five of the most common causes of beach holiday injuries
- Hotel fires: Whether originating from the kitchen, your self-catering facilities or an electrical fault in the hotel lobby, fires within your accommodation can lead to myriad holiday injuries including respiratory problems, burns, and most horrifically, death.
- Slips, trips and falls: Falls from balconies, slips around the poolside, or trips on hotel stairs, slips, trips and falls are common summer beach holiday accidents. Injuries from accidents such as these vary in severity from simple grazes and sprains to fractures and concussion.
- Sporting accidents: Many of us like to participate in sports during the warmer months. Whether you make the most of the hotel’s tennis court or golfing facilities, or ride the waves following surfboarding lessons, sport-related accidents are one of the top causes for beach holiday injuries. Always undergo sufficient instruction before participating in water sports and remember not to push your body past its limits whether on water or on land.
- Food poisoning: Different country; different food, different water, varying levels of cleanliness and food hygiene regulations, these are factors which can contribute to travellers contracting food poisoning. Ensure fresh food is washed thoroughly before consumption and always check food is cooked well before tucking in.
- Transport-related injuries: Flight accidents and coach collisions can result in a wide range of holiday-related injuries from cuts and bruises to severe head injuries, and even fatality.
Stay safe and avoid beach holiday injuries
By adopting a sufficient level of caution and staying vigilant towards any potential holiday hazards, you will minimise your risk of experiencing an accident abroad.
Adhere to instructions, follow safety guidelines and listen to instructors or travel guides if you choose to take part in sports or excursions during your stay.
No matter how hard you try to protect the health and safety of you and your loved ones, holiday-related accidents do sometimes occur, through no fault of your own.
Accident Advice Helpline
No matter the specifics of your individual case, if you have been involved in an accident abroad, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for a free initial consultation, with no pressure to pursue your case following your discussion.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice