Hen nights are a special night for the bride to be. It is traditionally the last night of freedom before the bride gets hitched. However, nowadays the hen night is an excuse for one big party and is often changed to a hen weekend.
It is also becoming more and more popular to take your hen night abroad although this does carry higher risks of a travel accident.
Why does going abroad for the hen weekend make it more likely you will have a travel accident?
One of the main things that happen at a hen weekend is that alcohol is freely drunk and inhibitions are lost. In a familiar setting this is dangerous enough, but place this event in an unknown city the chances of a travel accident greatly increases. Add to this the tone of the weekend which can often be sexual and it is a recipe for a travel injury or worse.
How to be safe on a hen night abroad
The main thing is to be careful how much you drink and what you drink whilst abroad. In hot weather it is especially important to stay hydrated so make sure you drink plenty of soft drinks to avoid a serious travel accident. Also, make sure everyone sticks together, if someone was to become lost whilst inebriated a travel injury may be sustained or worse.
It is much safer to stay in a large group than to go off on your own. Finally, make sure you plan ahead, ensure your accommodation is already booked so that you don’t end up with nowhere to sleep.
All these tips will help you to stay safe whether it is your hen weekend or someone else’s. Unfortunately travel accidents can and do still happen. If you have sustained a travel injury within the last 3 years which wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in accident claims such as travel accident compensation. With years of experience our team of lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress free as possible. In fact, many clients are able to settle their travel accident claim without stepping foot in court.
Speak to Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 which is our 24-hour helpline to find out more about making a travel injury compensation claim.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice