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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

    How to safely pack sharp objects in a suitcase


    There are times when it is necessary to pack sharp objects in a suitcase. Such occasions may, for example, arise if you are:

    To protect yourself and others against personal injuries, it is important to pack sharp objects in a suitcase safely. Here is how.

    How to pack sharp objects in a suitcase

    If you are travelling to or returning from destinations abroad with sharp objects, you should first check whether you can carry the item/s you wish to transport in your luggage You can find a list of banned and permitted items at www.britishairways.com.

    To safely pack sharp objects in a suitcase, you should try to get hold of a proper knife or scissor guards or other appropriate cases (scabbards, sheaths). If this is not possible, roll sharp and/or pointed objects up (individually) in several layers of packing paper, bubble wrap or tea-towels.

    Make sure to leave a little room at the upper end to prevent tips poking through. Bundle multiple wrapped-up sharp/pointed objects together, secure them tightly (with elastic bands, string or zip ties) and label the bundle clearly.

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    Camping risks

    If you are going camping, it also helps to be aware of other potential risks, such as, for example:

    • Slips, trips and falls
    • Injuries by fire or explosions (gas camping cookers, lights, etc.)

    Minding your step, ensuring your equipment is in good, safe working order and using high visibility guy ropes all help to prevent camping injuries.

    Camping mishaps

    If you were injured by sharp objects, slips or trips or any other type of camping accident through no fault of your own, you may qualify for camping injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline advisors can provide you with helpful advice and arrange for one of our in-house solicitors to assist you.

    Why us?

    We are a long-established law firm with a nationwide legal team dedicated to helping members of the public get the compensation their injuries entitle them to. Boasting over 16 years’ experience in processing camping accident claims, we have an impressive success record and can help you get your compensation fast.

    Find out how we can help you by calling our freephone helpline from your mobile or UK landline on 0333 500 0993 or 0800 689 0500 now. Calls are obligation-free and confidential. All claims are processed on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis.

    Date Published: May 2, 2017

    Author: SM Content

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