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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

    Survivor guide: Bali’s Kuta Beach

    Located in Kuta, Bali, Kuta Beach has been popular with tourists since the 1970s. Sometimes dubbed as Sunset Beach, the area is home to a number of nightclubs, bars and restaurants, as well as high-end hotels.

    While any trip to an Indonesian island may sound like the destination getaway that dreams are made of, Kuta Beach presents a number of hazards, plenty of which would serve well as a basis for a travel accident compensation claim.

    Surfing on Kuta Beach

    It goes without saying that accidents on holiday are somewhat commonplace. We all enjoy a tipple while abroad and may even participate in some adrenaline-fuelled activities. If you are specifically making a trip to Bali to visit Kuta Beach, the likelihood is that you are keen to surf the waves.

    It is important to ensure you receive sufficient instruction before surfing as even the most experienced of surfers are prone to suffer from the unpredictable nature of the ocean’s current and myriad of water sport accidents.

    Common surfing injuries include, but are not limited to:

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    • Sprains and strains to lower legs, ankle and feet
    • Body lacerations, usually to the head and neck
    • Sprains and strains to the upper body, including neck and shoulders
    • Concussion

    Before heading out onto the waves, always check local weather forecasts and adhere to any beach specific safety warnings.

    General beach safety

    As with all beach holidays in tropical climates, it is important to prevent sun-related illness and protect yourself from both UVA and UVB rays. Wear sunscreen and sun hats and avoid spending long periods in the sun, during the hottest times of the day.

    Never go into the water after consuming alcohol or following a large meal. While the latter can cause holiday sickness, the former can lead to severe ocean-related injuries, and even death.

    Staying safe on Kuta Beach

    Kuta Beach is mostly clean, however, there are some areas which are littered and not maintained very well. Stay clear of such areas where possible.

    The sellers on the beach mean no harm, but they are bold and pushy in their work and will try to sell you items such as jewellery, cigarettes and surf boards. If you find this type of behaviour intimidating, ignore them completely, or make your way north to the more placid shorelines of Seminyak and Petitenget.

    Accidents on Holiday

    If you have sustained an injury or illness on holiday through no fault of your own, Accident Advice Helpline could help you win the travel accident compensation award you are entitled to.

    Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for a free consultation, and to talk through the basics of your accident.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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