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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 five accident claims on tour-organised holidays


    Holidays are a great time to relax and unwind and forget about any stresses and worries. To make the holiday that much easier many people often choose to opt for a tour-organised holidays. However, there are potential travel accident claims which can occur like all holidays.

    Common accidents on tour-organised holidays

    1. Building works potential cause of travel accident: Although this does not happen much, you still hear of holidays where there is work being carried out nearby causing a lot of noise and rubble making the holiday a nightmare and potentially causing a travel accident even just through inhaling the dust.
    2. No regard for safety: When you sign up to excursions you want to know you will be safe. If the tour organisers don’t ensure you have the appropriate safety equipment a travel accident could potentially occur.
    3. Faults in the hotel room: Unless you fully check out the hotel before booking and check such sites as Trip Advisor or other review sites you could be in for a nasty surprise. Faulty appliances, bugs and broken flooring could all potentially be the start of a travel accident compensation claim.
    4. Slips, trips and falls: This accident claim could happen anywhere but when you are relaxing on holiday you may be less likely to be concentrating on what is around you which could cause a painful travel accident.
    5. Drinking and sun – not a good mix: Once again on holiday we tend to pander to our temptations and cravings more which could mean a lot more alcohol. Mix this with sunbathing and you could be looking at a nasty travel injury. The more inebriated you are the less likely you will be aware of how long you have been out in the sun and the chance of sun stroke and sun burn increases a lot.

    A tour-organised holiday can be a great trip as it gives you more time to relax. As long as you do your research before you go and make sure you still stay alert and do not over-expose your skin to high levels of UV. This way you can have a travel accident-free time.

    If you do have a travel accident whilst away you may be able to make a travel compensation claim. Speak to Accident Advice Helpline on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, to find out more.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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