When you embark on your yearly adventures, generally the last thing on your mind is how your choice of summer locations can, or will, impact on your health and safety.
Yet, in fact, travel accident compensation claims are common among Britons. From slips around the pool to food poisoning and collisions on excursions to flight-related incidents, accidents on holiday can soon put a dampener on those dreamy summer locations.
Notorious summer locations
Are some locations worse than others? This isn’t really easy to answer.
While some locations carry the burden of the hustle and bustle of hundreds of thousands of tourists, which of course can lead to holiday accidents including trips and falls, other locations are culprit due to their differing conditions. For example, many people suffer upset stomachs in countries such as India or Mexico, where food preparation standards and techniques differ to those here in the UK.
That being said, some of the most accident-prone summer locations are those where the binge-drinking culture is nurtured, and encouraged. This includes areas such as Magaluf in Mexico, Falaraki in Rhodes, and Malia in Crete.
These 18-30 party havens see myriad holiday-related accidents, injuries and illnesses each year. Food poisoning, alcohol poisoning, heat stroke, water sport injuries, combining carefree holiday attitudes with alcohol, sleep deprivation and high temperatures is a cocktail for holiday illness and injury. Ergo, these party capitals make for some of the most notorious of summer locations.
Holiday-related injuries and illnesses
If you have suffered illness or injury in summer locations while on holiday, you may be able to claim travel accident compensation if a third party was responsible for the incident that caused your ailment.
Every personal injury case is unique, and so to determine liability and your eligibility to claim, at Accident Advice Helpline we offer a free initial consultation to guarantee that your claim is handled appropriately, to ensure the best outcome.
Accident Advice Helpline
No matter the nature of your claim, Accident Advice Helpline operate on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis, ensuring that you are not at any financial risk, regardless of whether your claim is successful or not.
If you have suffered an injury or illness abroad in the last three years in summer locations, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice