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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

    Why all travellers should purchase travel insurance


    Are you planning a summer holiday? Or are you counting down the days until you jet off in pursuit of adventures abroad? Whether you’re going overseas for a long weekend or you’ve booked a one-way ticket, it’s always essential to purchase travel insurance. If you’re involved in an accident abroad, insurance could help to cover the cost of any medical care you need.

    Why it’s important to purchase travel insurance

    You insure your car and your home, so why would you take risks when travelling abroad? Many people go on holiday and return having had a wonderful time. However, this is not always the case, and every venture overseas carries risks. If you get injured abroad, and you need medical treatment, you won’t be covered unless you made the decision to purchase travel insurance before your holiday. Travel insurance also covers lost or stolen luggage, flights delays and cancellations.

    Common travel accidents

    You may think that you don’t need to purchase travel insurance because you’re travelling to a safe haven. However, travel accidents can happen at any time, in any place. Common types of travel accident include:

    • Road traffic accidents
    • Food poisoning
    • Slips, trips and falls
    • Swimming accidents and drowning
    • Water parks and theme parks
    • Heat stroke or sun burn

    If you’re travelling overseas or you’ve just booked a holiday, it’s always a good idea to have travel insurance. Even if you don’t make a claim for a travel accident, you’ll have peace of mind that you’re covered if anything does go wrong.

    Can I claim for a travel accident?

    If you’ve been injured abroad, you may be thinking about claiming holiday accident compensation. In order to do this, you must be able to prove that you were not at fault for the incident. If you’d like to make a claim for an accident overseas, and you have evidence to support your claim, call Accident Advice Helpline.

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    Accident Advice Helpline have over 15 years of experience in handling travel accident claims, we have an expert team of personal injury lawyers ready to help you. We operate a no-win, no-fee policy, and most of our clients don’t have to go to court. We can carry out consultations over the telephone, and we do everything we can to make the process as simple and stress-free as possible. Our helplines are open 24/7. Why not give us a call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

    Date Published: February 19, 2017

    Author: SM Content

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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