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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: Skiing in France


    In winter months a popular holiday destination is France, and in particular its slopes. Skiers and snowboarders flock to the snowy mountains for adrenaline-fuelled fun. Here are some tips on how to avoid having to make a travel accident compensation claim.

    Travel in packs

    When you hit the slopes and go skiing in France, always make sure there is a group of you. It is always safer in numbers so if one of you sustains a travel injury others can get help. If you are travelling alone, try to join another group or one of the instructors to stay safe.

    Wrap up warm to avoid a travel injury

    This may seem like an obvious tip but in France the temperatures can hit well below freezing up on the mountains so make sure you always wrap up warm. If you don’t do this then the icy temperatures will  potentially give you pneumonia but also in the short term it could distract you from the slopes and cause you to have a slip, trip or fall down the mountain, the last thing you want whilst skiing in France.

    Check the weather

    Always check the weather forecast before you head up the mountains for a day of skiing in France. If there are any snow storms forecast it is best to avoid the slopes. Heavy snow storms can lead to avalanches and the storm will make visibility very poor. The chance of you sustaining a travel injury would increase tenfold.

    Don’t ski whilst feeling ill

    If you are feeling unwell, avoid the slopes. If you ski or snowboard whilst you are feeling ill, the chances of having an accident abroad will increase greatly. The reason for this is that your concentration levels are likely to be lessened by feeling unwell and the cold weather is likely to exacerbate any symptoms you have.

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    If you’ve had an accident abroad or in the UK within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is law firm endorsed by Dame Esther Rantzen and specialises in such cases as travel accident compensation claims. Our legal team has over 15 years’ worth of experience dealing with personal injury compensation claims.

    Get in touch with one of our professionally trained, friendly advisors today via our 24-hour freephone on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to find out more.

    Date Published: December 9, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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