It was only in 2015 that the Foreign Office released a map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations. The UK featured as a high-risk destination, alongside Lebanon, Egypt, Australia, Thailand and Tunisia. What this map did not detail, however, was the most dangerous area within those destinations.
The most dangerous area of the cities
After all, when we travel abroad it is important to stay safe and do all we can to minimise the risk of accidents on holiday. By knowing the most dangerous area of any city abroad, you can reduce the chance of having an accident or sustaining an injury.
Prior knowledge of your location is key. Avoiding accidents abroad is, after all, preferable to returning home to a travel accident compensation claim.
Generally speaking, there are similar risk factors on all city breaks. When considering the most dangerous area it is wise to apply an element of common sense to your travel. Do not walk in poorly lit areas, and refrain from walking down side roads.
Be aware that there is a level of criminal activity in all cities. Keep your possessions close to your person, and protect valuables by storing them in a hotel safe.
For detailed information regarding the most dangerous area in the city you are staying in, speak with a local information centre, and search the city online before you travel.
Claiming compensation for accidents abroad
If you have been involved in an accident abroad 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.
Travel accident claims can become complex, which is why it is best to have a team of experts on hand to ensure the best outcome for your claim.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of travel illness and injury. During this initial consultation we will uncover the basis of your claim. This will enable us to determine where liability is likely to lie, and your eligibility to claim.
Getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
For more information on claiming travel accident compensation, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors. Our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.
Speak with us today on freephone number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice