For many, there is nothing as relaxing as spending a week or two soaking up the rays on an exotic palm-fringed beach. While many like to steer clear of holiday-related accidents and stick to the loungers with their holiday read, there are a number of shoreline dangers, which can cause myriad beach injuries.
Wise up on the dangers of being a beach bod, often knowledge of possible injuries and illnesses can be enough to prevent you from contracting them while away. There is nothing worse than coming back from your time abroad to a travel accident compensation claim.
Common beach injuries and illnesses
Five of the most common beach-related accidents causing holiday injuries include:
- Heat exhaustion: Avoid travel-related illness, such as heat exhaustion and sunstroke by staying hydrated and taking frequent breaks from the sun’s rays.
- Slips, trips and falls: Whether you fall over obstacles on the beach or slip from mossy rocks into the sea, use common sense during your time abroad to prevent these avoidable accidents that lead to an array of holiday-related injuries.
- Sporting accidents: One of the top causes of beach-related injuries, sporting accidents range from sprains and strains due to controlling equipment such as surfboards, to concussion from colliding with equipment following a fall.
- Drowning: When you take to the waters during your beach holiday, never go too far into the sea. Remember that, unlike a swimming pool, the sea is capable of producing a strong current and is hard to fight against, especially when it pulls you under unexpectedly. Never leave children unsupervised.
- Jellyfish stings: Stay vigilant while in the water an avoid any areas known for its population of jellyfish.
Claiming for your accident on holiday
When you sustain an accident on holiday, and you believe you are not to blame, the UK holiday company you booked with could be liable for the distress you have endured.
Claiming for accidents abroad can be a complex process and therefore, it is best to seek advice from a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, who will be able to advise whether you have a case eligible to claim travel accident compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
Established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline now has years of experience helping victims of personal injury retrieve the compensation they deserve for accidents abroad.
Offering a 100 per cent no-win no-fee** policy, you can recuperate at home safe in the knowledge that your claim is not only in expert hands, but you are at no financial risk, regardless of the outcome of your claim.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice