When you’re on one with the lads, travel accident compensation is definitely right at the bottom of your list of priorities. A lads’ holiday is all about the mischief and mayhem, exploring your chosen destination in a way that only you and your mates can. With everyone in the league of a constant battle of one-upmanship, there’s no surprise that holiday-related accidents do occur.
Be aware and avoid travel accident compensation claims
Whether you play it safe and hit the bars and the sands, or opt for something a little more adventurous, it is always best to be vigilant regarding the possibility of holiday accidents and know how to get help should an incident arise while you are away.
Dangerous activities: Quadbiking
Although hiring quadbikes and buggies and discovering your holiday hot spot will seem ridiculously cool, it is important you stay assertive and know how to minimise the risk of holiday-related accidents.
Quad bike fatalities
In 2008 and 2009, two men aged 18 and 20 were killed while using quad bikes on the Greek islands of Rhodes and Crete. The former died as he lost control of his quad bike, while the 20 year-old crashed into an oncoming vehicle, while he was not wearing a helmet.
Avoiding injuries on holiday
As the above holiday accidents suggest, it is important that you are aware of your own ability levels and take all measures to prevent injury should an accident occur. This includes wearing safety equipment, such as helmets and pads, as required.
In addition, ABTA, The Travel Association, remind holidaymakers that if you are indulging in activities such as quad-biking or water sports while you are away, it is essential to ensure you have adequate insurance. Where possible, embark on guided quad biking excursions, on which the danger to you is minimised.
Claiming for an holiday accident
If you have been involved in a holiday-related accident that you believe was the fault of someone else, you may be able to claim travel accident compensation.
Claims for injuries sustained abroad can be a little more complex than UK cases, due to differences in laws, ways of life and communication. That considered, Accident Advice Helpline will assess the fundamental elements of your case and advise you of whether your claim is worth pursuing.
Go online today and take their 30-second test. The compensation calculator collates the basics of your case and provides Accident Advice Helpline with adequate information to help you with the initial stages of your case.
Date Published: May 1, 2014
Author: David Brown