Situated just outside Cairo, the capital city of Egypt, the Great Pyramids of Giza are a popular destination for tourists and an opportunity to see one of the last remaining wonders of the ancient world.
Visiting the Pyramids of Giza
When visiting the Pyramids of Giza or other ancient Egyptian sites, you are likely to do lots of walking. With uneven terrain a characteristic of the region, it is important to watch your step at all times to prevent slips, trips and falls during your excursions. Wearing loose clothing and sun block will help to prevent sun burn and heat stroke. Heat exhaustion can be prevented by drinking plenty of bottled water.
Injured while visiting the Pyramids of Giza
When a holiday to Egypt is booked via a travel agency in the UK, the travel agent has a duty of care towards you. This means the law requires the responsible company to ensure your safety and health in all areas of the holiday they provided for you.
This may include, but is by no means limited to, flights, transfers and accommodation, as well as excursions. In plain English, this means that if you sustained an injury by slipping, tripping or falling while visiting the Pyramids of Giza, for example, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation.
Other incidents travel agencies may be held liable for
In a similar fashion, travel agencies could potentially be held liable for injuries sustained by plane, road or railway accidents, food poisoning outbreaks, pool accidents or trips and slips at your hotel, and so on.
When to claim
In essence, you can claim for compensation if your trip, slip or fall or other accident in Egypt was caused by someone else and occurred within no more than 36 months prior to claiming.
Establishing eligibility to claim
If you believe you may have a claim against your travel agent, fill in the 30-second test on our Accident Advice Helpline website or call us and explain your accident to one of our advisors on free phone 0800 689 0500 or, if calling from a mobile 0333 500 0993. This helpline is open 24 hours, every day of the year, completely confidential and obligation free. If it is confirmed that you are eligible to claim travel accident compensation, you will be offered the no win no fee services of an Accident Advice Helpline solicitor with years of experience in handling claims like yours.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown