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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."

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    Survivor guide: Visiting Ayers Rock

    Survivor guide: Visiting Ayers Rock

    Let your mind freely imagine quintessential Australian Outback and it is likely that it will create an image which somewhat resembles Ayers Rock. Uluru or Ayers Rock is a large, sandstone rock formation boasting iron-based orange-red hues, sat proudly at the heart of the Outback, almost 300 miles away from Alice Springs.

    So, of course, this awe-inspiring landmark attracts floods of adventure-seekers each year, looking to touch upon the epitome of the Australian Outback. Yet, as with all extreme excursions, a visit to Ayers Rock isn’t free from risk; there are a number of precautions to take to ensure you do not come home to face a travel accident compensation claim.

    Minimising injury and illness on holiday: Ayers Rock

    To reduce the risk of holiday-related injuries and illness during your time in Australia, it is imperative that some simple measures are taken. Employ common sense; always wear sunscreen and sun hats to protect yourself from heat-related illness such as heat exhaustion, sunburn and sunstroke.

    Day to day, and especially so in the heat, it is important to stay hydrated, so whenever you venture away from your accommodation during your time in Australia, take drinking water with you. This is vital when travelling through the Outback, as it is never clear quite when you can expect to pick up refreshments.

    Respecting the local culture

    Originally, over 600 million years ago, Ayers Rock is said to have sat at the bottom of the sea, yet today it reaches an impressive 2,831 feet above sea level. It has been on the World Heritage site list since 1987, thanks to its unique natural structure and its importance to the local Aborigines, as a monument of worship.

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    When viewing the rock, its paintings and surrounding springs, stay conscious of the significance it holds to the local people and treat it with deserved respect, preventing any avoidable adverse holiday-related incidents.

    Have you been injured on holiday?

    If you have sustained an injury or illness on holiday and believe you are not to blame for the harm you have suffered, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.

    Following a free initial consultation, Accident Advice Helpline will be able to determine whether or not your claim is likely to be successful and what is the best course of action to take.

    Of course, every travel accident compensation claim is different, and it is worthwhile speaking with an Accident Advice Helpline adviser on Freephone number 0800 689 0500, to discuss the basics of your claim.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

    Survivor guide: Visiting Ayers Rock

    It’s one of the most awe-inspiring structures in the world, and a ‘must-do’ on the list of every adventurous traveller. An exploration of Ayers Rock in Australia will live long in the memory.

    At the other end of the scale, the pain and complexity of suffering an accident on holiday, and subsequent claims for travel accident compensation, will also stay with you for a long time. When the accident abroad is entirely avoidable, the frustration only becomes more unpalatable.

    How can I avoid accidents on holiday when visiting Ayers Rock?

    Fortunately, there are numerous sensible steps you can take to ensure your trip down under stays memorable for all the right reasons.


    When it comes to avoiding injuries on holiday, it is best not to try and scrimp and save. When it comes to outdoor clothing, it’s often the case that you get what you pay for.

    Footwear is particularly important, and it’s vital you have a good quality pair of well-gripped walking or hiking boots.

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    High-factor sunblock is a necessity, as are sunglasses and hats. It’s also advisable to carry certain items of first aid equipment should you suffer an accident or injury while travelling.

    Blisters are one of the main threats so bandages and plasters would be advantageous. Insect bite creams, antiseptic wipes and numbing gels can also bring substantial, welcome, relief.

    Food and drink

    Ayers Rock and the surrounding area is remote. Should you suffer a holiday accident, there’s a chance it will take a considerable amount of time for help to arrive.

    You need to make sure you have enough water and sustenance to account for any such eventualities.

    As well as injuries, there’s also a chance you may lose your way and thus extra food and water supplies can prove to be invaluable.

    Date Published: December 1, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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