Poland has experienced somewhat of a tourism boom since its admission to the EU. With its inexpensive prices, beautiful history and culture, it’s easy to see why Poland has become such a popular tourist destination. However, no destination, no matter how idyllic, is completely free from accidents on holiday. Here are some of the perils of holidaying in Poland.
In some of the larger cities such as Warsaw, there is a high rate of crime and instances of pickpocketing are commonplace. Pickpockets normally strike in crowded areas where they can blend in with the throng. Ensure that you keep your phone and wallet in an inner pocket of your jacket to prevent theft.
Road traffic accidents
Statistics have shown that the rate of fatal road traffic accidents is much higher in Poland than in the UK. In 2013 there were 3,357 road deaths in Poland. This equates to 8.7 road deaths per 100,000 of population and compares to the UK average of 2.7 road deaths per 100,000 of population in 2013.
The Polish health system is of a comparable quality with the NHS. Private medical care is relatively inexpensive. However, English is not widely spoken in Poland and you may find that you have communication difficulties if you require a trip to a hospital or doctor during your stay. It is recommended that you visit your GP 8 weeks before you travel, in order to receive any vaccinations that may be required. Tick-borne encephalitis is common, especially in forested areas during the summer.
Did you know that you can make a claim for compensation with Accident Advice Helpline even if your accident occurred outside the UK? We’ve been dealing with all areas of personal injury compensation including travel accident compensation for many years now. Our expert solicitors work in conjunction with our knowledgeable and highly trained advisers in order to ensure that the claim process is kept as straightforward and transparent as possible.
All of our claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis and the majority of claims are settled outside court, meaning you won’t be out of pocket in the event your claim for compensation is unsuccessful and you may not have to make a court appearance when pursuing a claim for compensation.
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