100 kilometres southwest of Tokyo, lays Mount Fuji. Standing as the tallest peak in Japan, the active volcano is quite the snow-tipped spectacle, attracting thousands upon thousands of sightseers and adventure seekers each year.
While a visit to Mount Fuji is a once in a lifetime experience for many, those explorers who do get the opportunity to visit are at risk of sustaining some injuries on holiday. After all, whether you simply view Mount Fuji or trek its cliffs, accidents abroad are common, and can lead to travel accident compensation claims.
Staying safe on Mount Fuji
If you do decide to explore Mount Fuji, it is important to remember that it is an active volcano, and stands a monumental 3,776 metres above sea level. Any expedition that you decide to embark on should be done through experienced, certified tour operators.
It is advisable to book your expedition through a recognised UK tour operator to ensure that your trip is protected by UK law. This will make the travel accident compensation claims process far more straightforward, should you experience an accident on holiday.
Trekking Mount Fuji is no easy feat either. Before you travel, train and be sure your fitness is at an optimum, so you are able to endure the physical tests you face on Mount Fuji.
In addition, check what equipment and attire is provided for you by the tour operator, and ensure you travel with all other required items. This will minimise the risk of experiencing illness and injury on your travels.
Claiming compensation for Mount Fuji accidents
If you have been injured when exploring Mount Fuji and you believe you are not to blame for the harm you have suffered, you may be able to claim compensation for your Mount Fuji accident.
So long as the accident in question occurred within the last three years and you are able to provide evidence to both suggest liability and support your stated medical ailment, Accident Advice Helpline will be able to advise you on whether you have a case that is likely to be successful if pursued.
For more information, and to receive a free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today, via our freephone number, 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. What’s more, there’s never any pressure to pursue your travel accident compensation claim at any point during or following the call.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice