Whether you are going skiing in Europe or travelling to an exotic worldwide destination, your safety on holiday is always an important factor. Nothing puts a dampener on your days away quite like a holiday accident, and the thought of having to process a claim for travel accident compensation. It’s simply a stress you don’t need.
Holiday accidents: cable car dangers
Although they often look as though they are about to fall from the sky, cable cars are actually rather safe. Also called a Gondola Lift, the cable car is made up of little ‘pods’ which fit up to around 16 people and are suspended in the air on motorised cables.
Cable cars are popular for sight-seeing excursions but also have a practical use when skiing, helping sports enthusiasts reach the top of the piste.
Cable car accidents very rarely occur. There have been few incidents where injuries have been sustained due to cable cars, these include broken wires, collisions with aircraft, and falls. Generally speaking, if you observe the safety rules and act responsibly while using a cable car, you will not be in any danger.
Avoiding travel accident compensation claims
Surely, if you act responsibly while you are away, stay vigilant and keep mind of the health and safety advice made available to you, it is likely that you will have a rejuvenating, safe break away.
Unfortunately, however, there are times when accidents on holiday do occur that are out of our hands and can put the fun-factor of your holiday in jeopardy.
In cases such as these, you may need to process a claim for personal injury compensation. A law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline can help streamline this process and ensure your claim is supported by a team of specialists, with over 15 years’ experience in dealing with personal injury claims.
Accidents abroad: the legalities
Unfortunately, if you have suffered an accident while on holiday, the claims process can be a little more complicated. That being said, should you have booked your break with a UK travel company, it is likely that many elements of your holiday are covered by UK law.
This includes any accommodation, travel, excursions and activities you booked through the UK agency. Therefore, if your cable car excursion was part of an organised excursion, you may be in with a good chance of experiencing a streamlined case.
Date Published: February 19, 2014
Author: David Brown