When you go on holiday, it’s common to have a must-see list. Many of us visit cities or countries eager to explore and see the sights. In most cases, you can enjoy an incredible day of sightseeing without any problems at all, but there is always a risk of travel accidents. Here are some of the most dangerous landmarks to visit.
The most dangerous landmarks to visit
Statistically, the most dangerous landmarks to visit include:
- Yosemite National Park
- Praia de Boa Viagem, Brazil
- Colorado Rivers
- Acapulcos beaches
- Cliffs of Moher
- El Caminito del Rey, Northern Spain
- Kokoda Trail, Papua New Guinea
In most cases, holiday accidents at the most dangerous landmarks to visit involve slips, trips and falls. Sharks and powerful currents are also to blame for travel injuries sustained at the beach and in the water.
Staying safe abroad
If you’re travelling this summer, you don’t want to have your trip cut short by an unexpected accident abroad. Here are some simple tips to help you stay safe and swerve holiday injuries:
- Stick to safe swimming zones and lifeguard-patrolled beaches
- Wear suitable footwear when visiting ancient ruins or clambering up worn paths
- Follow advice from local experts, such as park rangers and the coast guard
- Keep valuables in your hotel room safe
- Be wary of tourist scams. Don’t be too trusting, especially at dangerous landmarks to visit
- Prepare in advance if you’re visiting towns or sights at altitude
- Stay hydrated
- Avoid travelling alone
- Don’t carry large sums of cash on you
What to do if you’ve been injured abroad
If you’ve been injured abroad, seek medical advice and write down what happened in as much detail as possible. If you sustained injuries and you weren’t at fault for an accident abroad, you may wish to pursue travel accident compensation.
You can claim compensation for an accident overseas provided that you were not at fault and your holiday accident claim meets qualifying criteria. You can find out if you have a viable personal injury claim by contacting Accident Advice Helpline.
Our firm was established in 2000 with the goal of providing the public with a simple, stress-free and reliable service. Our aim is to help you claim the compensation you deserve with minimal hassle. We understand that it’s bad enough coping with the fallout of travel injuries. We do our best to handle your claim as efficiently as possible, leaving you to focus on getting better.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about travel accident compensation.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice