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    Survivor Guide: Catching trains to different countries


    When travelling around the world a great way to explore, especially if you have to travel long distances, is by train. This way you get to sit back, relax whilst having fun catching trains to different countries. However, to avoid having to make a travel accident compensation claim here are our top tips.

    Plan ahead and allow plenty of time to avoid a travel accident

    Before you leave the house/hostel/hotel wherever you are, make sure you know:

    • which station you are going to
    • what the train time is, and
    • which platform it is leaving from

    Also, make sure you allow plenty of time so you don’t have to rush which could make a travel accident more likely to occur.

    Keep your belongings with you at all times

    Over all train networks and whilst catching trains to different countries we hear this announcement and for good reason. By keeping your belongings with you not only are you keeping them safe but when it is time to alight it will be easier to get off the train. You won’t have to scramble to collect all your bags from a different section and potentially trip and sustain a travel injury.

    Always be on the lookout

    Whilst walking around the train station and catching trains to different countries, always be aware of your surroundings. Stations are popular places for pickpockets and thieves as people are rushing to catch their train and may not notice someone acting suspiciously or grabbing for their bag before it is too late. If you allow plenty of time you won’t have to rush and you will be more likely to be alert and on guard to anyone acting suspiciously. This could potentially prevent you from having to make a travel accident compensation claim.

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    If you’ve had an accident abroad and culminating factors mean that it wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you make a claim. In addition to travel accident claims, we deal with myriad of personal injury claims. Possessing an expert team of lawyers with over 15 years’ worth of experience, we can help make the claims process as simple and as stress-free as possible. In many cases, our clients are able to settle their claim without having to step foot in a court room.

    Give us a call today on our 24-hour freephone helpline 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile today.

    Date Published: December 9, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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