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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

    Tanning beds or natural sun, what’s better?

    If you’’re off abroad this year, you may have considered whether you should use tanning beds or natural sun to give yourself that all-important bronzed glow.

    In fact, you have all sorts to consider before your holiday abroad to minimise the risk of getaway accidents. While you may not be banking on returning home to travel accident compensation claim, with all eventualities covered, you may have overlooked one of the most severe holiday-related health issues…, the sun.

    With that in mind, is it better to use tanning beds or natural sun to top up your tan for your jollies?

    Which is better, tanning beds or natural sun?

    When considering whether to use tanning beds or natural sun, contrary to popular belief, tanning beds are no better for you than basking in natural sunlight. Both tanning beds and natural sun emit ultraviolet (UV) light, which is linked to skin conditions, including skin cancers.

    Tanning beds produce UV light equivalent to a very bright day, to enable users to tan their skin. This high intensity can be considered as extremely high risk, regardless of how long you spend using the tanning bed.

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    If you want to enjoy the sun, the best way to stay safe is to fake your bake. Apply some tinted moisturiser, then apply both UVA and UVB protection in natural sunlight. If your skin likes to tan, you will find that you obtain a lovely glow before your flight home.

    Claiming compensation for accidents abroad

    If you have been involved in an accident on holiday through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim travel accident compensation for the harm and distress you have been made to endure.

    So long as you have booked your break through a UK travel company, your holiday will be protected under UK law. This means that any elements included within your package are endorsed by the holiday company.

    Therefore, when you sustain an injury or illness due to your flight or your hotel, for example, your holiday company can be held liable for the accident.

    Getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline

    For more information on claiming travel accident compensation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today. Our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.

    Call the Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

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