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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: Taking the Paris Metro


    When in Paris, one of the cheapest and easiest ways of travelling round the city is taking the Paris Metro. However, to avoid a travel accident there are certain things you can do.

    Plan ahead and be prepared to help prevent a travel injury

    Before setting off on your journey ensure you know what line you need to catch. This will help you to stay calm and will ensure you don’t have to rush. If you can’t look at a map of the Metro before you leave the hotel then allow extra time to look at the map in the station. The less stressed you are, the easier the journey will be and the chances of a travel accident will also decrease.

    Listen to all announcements

    When in the Metro station listen out for all safety announcements as these could be important. If you aren’t sure about what they said, ask a guard or station attendant as many will speak some English. Listening to these could prevent you from having a travel accident as they could be alerting you to a security breach or something as simple as a platform change.

    Don’t wander aimlessly

    Unfortunately, pick-pockets and thieves often target vulnerable tourists taking the Paris Metro. When you are walking to another platform, make sure you walk straight to your destination as this will help you to blend in with the crowd. Also always keep your belongings with you. When taking the Metro, ensure your bags are in sight and if you have a ruck sack take it off or put it on backwards so it is safe from wandering hands.

    Accidents can and do happen abroad whether you are in France, America, Italy or anywhere in the world. If you have had a travel accident within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in cases such as travel accident compensation claims. With over 15 years’ worth of experience our team of skilled lawyers will help make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible.

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    To find out more speak to one of our friendly advisers on our 24-hour freephone on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 today.

    Date Published: December 9, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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