Thailand has long been on many people’s list of ‘dream holiday destinations’. Unfortunately, it appears that the Thai psyche has a deeply ingrained indifference to strangers’ welfare. This indifference manifests itself in such ways that between April 2012 and April 2014, 267 British tourists were hospitalised and a total of 362 tourists from the UK lost their lives.
Common Thailand accidents
Visiting nightspots in Thailand in particular holds an array of possible dangers for tourists. In addition to no-one caring whether tourists are injured by slips, trips and falls or contract food poisoning and other, potentially fatal diseases, tourists are also at risk of being:
Unprovoked attacks, violent sexual assaults, spiking of drinks and robberies are particularly common in the following regions:
- Koh Samui
- Koh Phangan
- Koh Tao
- Krabi province
More often than not, tourists are victimised during or after visits to pubs, bars, clubs, massage parlours and beach parties, especially the monthly ‘Full Moon’ parties.
Even if tourists are lucky and are not attacked, many of these facilities are simply unsafe and expose visitors to the risk of eating contaminated food, catching HIV or other diseases and/or sustaining injuries by tripping, slipping or falling.
When Thai holidays turn sour
Should you suffer a slip, trip or fall injury, or become ill on holiday in Thailand, you may qualify for personal injury compensation. To be eligible to claim, your accidental injury, food poisoning episode, or other injury, must have been someone else’s fault. It must also have occurred within the past three years.
You can get professional legal assistance by making a call to Accident Advice Helpline. A law firm specialising in personal injury claims, our company has an excellent reputation and outstanding performance record.
What you can expect
When you first call the 24/7 helpline, you will be asked a few questions concerning your injury: where, when and how you sustained it, and so on. The advisor speaking to you will then assess whether you do indeed have the right to claim or not.
What happens next
Having established your eligibility to claim, the advisor will offer you the services of one of the company’s experienced, highly skilled injury solicitors. If you decide to go ahead and pursue your claim with Accident Advice Helpline, the assigned solicitor will help you through the claim process on a no-win no-fee* basis.
For more information, call our Freephone number today, on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice