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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: City Breaks


    City breaks are a great way of having a short holiday and perhaps finding a new ‘favourite’ place – just three or four days in one of the great cities of the world can be as relaxing or as manic as you like and if you remember a few simple tips, you will get far more out of the experience. It is a sad fact that almost everywhere in the world these days, there will be someone waiting to pick your pocket or otherwise scam you. Never, ever, buy any ‘bargains’ from people wandering in the street with a bag over their arm. Why would they be selling you a genuine gold Rolex for fifty quid? It’s silly to even start the conversation.

    Don’t flash the cash on city breaks

    Don’t carry too much money with you – leave it in the hotel safe. If you think you may want to buy something (apart from the fake Rolex) then get a prepaid card for the trip. That way, if it gets stolen or cloned the thief can’t strip your whole account. Wear sensible shoes and clothes suitable for the climate – check first on a weather website to see what to expect. Many a short holiday has been spoiled by people taking inappropriate clothing and freezing or boiling accordingly.

    My holiday was spoiled by an injury that wasn’t my fault. Can I claim compensation?

    Compensation for a spoiled holiday because of the wrong room, delays and other disasters is a matter for your travel agent (always go with an ABTA agent to make sure you will be able to get compensation). If you are injured, though, that is a different matter. Contact one of our experienced advisors at Accident Advice Helpline with details of the incident and they will be able to assess whether your claim is likely to be successful. If they think that you have grounds for claiming compensation, they will be able to take over the entire process; many people feel better just to have something happening, so if your injury has also been stressing you, then you need to call us now.

    Can you make a claim after city breaks?

    We just ask that you answer ‘yes’ to the following questions before calling:

    • Was the accident caused by the fault of someone else?
    • Did you seek medical assistance at the time or as soon as possible?
    • Did the accident happen in the last three years?

    If you get three ‘yes’ answers, give us a call today for a no-obligation chat.

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    Date Published: April 6, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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