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    Potential accident claims while sightseeing abroad


    Going on holiday abroad can be exciting, fun and interesting. Not only do you get to try another culture’’s authentic cuisine and activities but you also get to admire their sights. But, like in England, there are always potential travel accidents that could happen whilst sightseeing abroad.

    What types of travel accident claims could occur whilst sightseeing?

    The most common type of travel accident claim whilst sightseeing abroad would be slips, trips and falls as most historical sites are full of uneven ground and trip hazards. However, other potential travel claims could be anything from food poisoning from a street vendor near the historical sites to injuries caused by someone bumping into you.

    How can I prevent a travel injury?

    The most important thing to remember in order to prevent having to make a travel compensation claim is to always be aware of your surroundings and always look where you are going. This will mean that not only will you be aware of anyone acting suspiciously or standing too close to you, but you will also hopefully see that sudden dip in the ground or that wet stone which could cause a nasty travel injury if you slipped on it.

    Make sure you keep yourself safe at all times and always keep your belongings with you, most importantly your money and passport. Either ensure that you are always carrying them around with you or lock them away in the hotel safe to keep them secure. But either way, make sure you always know where they are so that if a travel accident does happen you still have your money and passport to get home.

    If you are unlucky enough to have a travel accident whilst sightseeing abroad then you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is committed to helping their clients get the best results. With over 15 years’ worth of experience, they make the claims process as simple and stress free as possible and many of their clients even settle their claims without having to step foot in court.

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    To find out if you could make a travel compensation claim speak to Accident Advice Helpline on their dedicated 24 hour phone line 0800 689 0500 or take the simple 30 second compensation test to find out how much you could be entitled to.

    Date Published: March 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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