Scotland is renowned for many things; haggis, Hogmanay, kilts and bagpipes. The Scottish Highlands is a popular choice for walkers and tourists alike. But, whilst there, you need to be aware of the potential hazards which may end up in a travel accident claim. Here are some tips towards staying safe in the Scottish Highlands.
What are some of the potential hazards I have to be aware of to help with staying safe in the Scottish Highlands, and towards avoiding a travel accident claim?
As the Scottish Highlands are in the North of Great Britain the weather is often quite bad so you need to make sure you don’t become ill by becoming too cold. You also need to stay safe especially at night if you are travelling alone to prevent any accident claims.
How can I avoid having to claim travel accident compensation?
Before leaving for the Scottish Highlands especially in the colder seasons you need to make sure you dress accordingly and buy the correct equipment. Up in the Highlands it can be very cold so make sure you wrap up warm and stay hydrated to prevent yourself from getting ill.
To prevent an accident claim you also need to make sure you are staying safe in the Scottish Highlands by avoiding walking on your own at night in deserted places. Always make sure you keep your mobile fully charged as well as having some change for a pay phone should you need to make a call in an emergency.
What should I do if I have a travel accident whilst in the Scottish Highlands?
The most important thing you need to do is to remember not to panic. Try and stay as calm as possible as you will be able to think clearer if you don’t stress out.
After you have done this do not be afraid to ask for help. If you have a travel accident which means that you require medical treatment you will still be able to get NHS treatment if you are from England, as you are still within the UK.
If you have had an accident whilst on holiday within the past 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a travel compensation claim. Contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out how you can make a claim, or take the 30 second compensation calculator test to get an idea of how much money you could claim.
Date Published: November 12, 2013
Author: David Brown