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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

    Backpacking accident advice

    Getting access to the right backpacking accident advice is not that difficult when you realise that Accident Advice Helpline has a free, 24-hour helpline. Being able to call when it is convenient for you is just one of the benefits of using our service.

    Backpacking is something that has become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly with gap-year students. They want to see the world before they settle down to study at university, and with so much out there, who can blame them?

    However, some backpackers will want to go off the beaten tourist trail while they are travelling, and this could open them up to a number of dangers. There are many countries around the world where health and safety is not a priority, so you need to do as much as possible to keep yourself safe.

    The problem comes when trying trips and activities that are not properly organised. For example, is that tourist bus safe? What about that hiking trip – is the leader properly trained? There are many ways you can be hurt while backpacking, and it may be that you can make a personal injury claim if it happens to you.

    What should I do?

    We already mentioned calling us – this is your first step. Make sure that you have all the details of your accident and injury to hand so that we can work out if you are in a position to take legal action. This does not take long to do, so by the end of the phone call, your case could be in the hands of one of our personal injury solicitors.

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    After the call, all you have to do is relax a little and let us get on with it. We will keep you informed of progress at each stage of the case so you will always know where we are in the process. The main thing for you to do at this point is just concentrate on your recovery.

    Isn’t legal action expensive?

    Sometimes it can be, but it really does depend upon the law firm that you go to for backpacking accident advice. If you go to a firm that wants payment in advance, then you need to make sure that you have money in the bank before you consider taking legal action.

    Would a no-win, no-fee system help you? This means that there are no fees to pay in advance when you make your claim, so you can take legal action as soon as you want to, not when you can afford to. You can get this service from Accident Advice Helpline.

    We believe that it is important for people to make a claim when they have been hurt. If you do not make a claim, then the same thing could happen to other people because there is nobody making those responsible for your accident face up to their responsibilities.

    You should also be aware that you might be entitled to financial compensation that could help you to get your life back to where it should be and continue with that trip of a lifetime.

    Date Published: November 30, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    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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