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    Esther Rantzen

    Lads holiday accidents: The balcony jumping ‘craze’

    Lads holiday accidents: The balcony jumping ‘craze’

    A lads holiday is a chance for the boys to be boys and act like kids whilst usually drinking a lot of alcohol. The more inebriated they get the more daring they become and the more prone to a travel accident they are. However, this craze is often carried out sober as well as intoxicated. Balcony jumping is a new fad where guys jump from balconies from at least a few floors up onto the ground below. As you can probably guess this often ends in an accident on holiday.

    Why is balcony jumping so popular?

    This new craze is a great way for guys to show their mates how brave and daring they are. It is also an act which not only often ends in a injury on holiday but also gets the adrenaline pumping to give them that buzz. Lads often try this on holiday as there are often more balconies from their hotel rooms thus giving them more platforms to jump from. Unfortunately, a travel accident can easily happen whilst carrying out this stunt.

    How is a travel accident caused by balcony jumping?

    There are several ways a travel injury can occur whilst doing this. If you jump from too high the impact onto the ground can be too intense and you can end up with broken bones, and that is if you lucky to only have that. You could also quite easily fall awkwardly and sprain a ligament, tear a tendon or worse. Balcony jumping can cause severe travel injuries and as these were not accidental stunts would not be classed as a potential travel accident compensation claim.

    But, if you do have an accident on holiday whilst abroad or at home, and it wasn’’t your fault and not through any crazy stunts, you may be able to make a claim. Speak to Accident Advice Helpline to see if they can help you today on 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: June 15, 2014

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    Author: Accident Advice


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