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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: Visiting Sydney

    Sydney is one of the most popular places to visit in the world and is the most populous city in New South Wales, Australia. There are various things to do and see for both families and friends so ensure that you plan ahead to make the most of your trip. Take a walk around the city and admire the Sydney Opera House or stop in at one of the many art galleries and museums including the Museum of Sydney or the Museum of Contemporary Art. If you prefer the outdoors, spend a day learning to surf or snorkel at Bondi Beach or Coogee Beach. There are a variety of bars and outdoor cafes but if you want to admire the view while dining then visit some of the waterside restaurants at Cockle Bay, The Rocks or Walsh Bay. Safety should still be a priority when you visit Sydney, even though it is one of the safer places to visit in the world.

    Safety tips for travellers visiting Sydney

    The desert heat in Australia can be unbearable for some, so reapply sunscreen regularly and stay out of the sun in the middle of the day when it is hottest. Australia also has an abundance of poisonous snakes and spiders so, if you decide to go hiking, wear protective footwear and pay attention to where you step. Seek medical attention immediately if you are bitten, either when outdoors or in the hotel. When swimming at the beach, swim between the red and yellow flags as they mark the areas which are free from strong currents. In the most popular beaches there are also designated swimming areas free from marine stingers. You may even have an accident or sustain an injury in your hotel. If you do take ill when you are in the hotel or even during your travel to the resort, you may be able to make a compensation claim to the holiday company.

    Compensation claims for package holidays

    You can make a claim directly to the holiday company if you sustain an injury while taking part in some activity arranged as part of your deal. UK law states that you have the right to compensation if you have an accident, injury or illness which is the fault of a third party, so you can give Accident Advice Helpline a call to speak to a solicitor if this occurs. Our phone lines are free to call and are open 24/7 so you can make a claim at any time.

    Date Published: May 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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