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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

    Top 5 things to avoid when catching a flight

    Although you’ve been building up to the moment for months, going away on holiday can be a tad stressful, and frankly the last thing you need is the worry of a claim for travel accident compensation on your shoulders.

    Get set to jet in advance and stay sojourn savvy on your next trip – the less holiday hassle, the better.

    Five top tips for a avoiding a flight-related travel accident compensation claim

    No one wants to sustain an injury or illness while they’re travelling and so here’s a few things to avoid to help minimise that flight-related incident:

    1. Avoid any last minute panics by ensuring that all of your documents are correct when you book your travel, and before your journey. The travel company cannot be held accountable for any issues relating to your journey if you have not highlighted them within sufficient notice.
    2. Avoid complicated travel-related compensation claims by booking your holiday or flight with a UK travel company. UK law will cover accidents during a flight booked through a UK company. This takes the stresses and strains out of battling with a foreign firm, streamlining any travel related compensation cases.
    3. Avoid ignoring health and safety advice. Whether it is reading the information provided at your seat, watching a safety procedure demonstration or following the advice of a member of the cabin crew, prevent avoidable incidents by being assertive and complying with regulations.
    4. Avoid overfilling the overhead lockers. Travelling with just cabin luggage is now becoming a popular way to make a journey, minimising time spent at the airport; flying with just your hand luggage is highly efficient. It is important, however, to avoid any injuries caused by objects falling from the overhead lockers. Listen to advice from the cabin crew regarding where to store your bag and do not force luggage into an area with unsuitable capacity.
    5. Avoid damaged seats. When you do board your plane, if it comes to your attention that your seat or seating area is damaged in any way, speak with a member of the cabin crew to check if another seat is available. Ripped seats, broken tables and loose arm rests can all cause personal injury.

    How to claim travel accident compensation

    If you have been involved in a travel-related accident and want to claim compensation for the harm you have suffered, a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, can provide the guidance you need to winning the sum you are entitled to. Simply give the 24/7 advice line a call on 0800 689 0500 for free initial advice, with no obligation to pursue your claim.

    Date Published: February 12, 2014

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    Author: David Brown


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