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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Why not to go in the sea when you’re drunk


    When on holiday, it is not uncommon to indulge in a few more alcoholic beverages than you would usually consume. That combined with seawater and swimming pools create a cocktail for travel accident compensation claims. With that in mind, it is important to know the dangers associated with swimming after drinking alcohol, and why not to go in the sea.

    Why not to go in the sea after drinking alcohol

    When considering why not to go in the sea after drinking alcohol, you only need to consider how alcohol affects your capabilities and inhibitions. Generally speaking, for many, the reason not to go in the sea after drinking is the false sense of security felt following consumption.

    The best advice is to not swim, sail or dive following drinking. With unpredictable currents against you and an element of disorientation, the risk of swimming-related accidents on holiday increase significantly. What’s more, swimming after drinking can lead to fatalities by drowning.

    Claiming compensation for accidents abroad

    If you or a family member have suffered a holiday illness or injury through no fault of your own, and you believe a third-party is at fault, you may be able to claim travel accident compensation.

    Travel-related compensation claims can be complex. As such, at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury. During this initial consultation we aim to determine where liability is likely to lie, and if you have a case eligible to claim personal injury compensation.

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    If we decide, mutually, to move forward with your claim following this initial consultation, our legal team work on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis. This allows you to recuperate at home without any added financial pressures.

    Getting in touch with us

    With over 15 years’ experience assisting victims of personal injury, no matter the nature of your claim, we will ensure one of our specialist solicitors is on hand to manage your case.

    For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our advisors today, via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. What’s more, there’s never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during or following your call.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.