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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

    Camping accidents: Sharp campsite debris


    Getting away with the clan can be just what the doctor ordered, but nothing puts a damper on your days away like a member of your family sustaining a holiday-related injury.

    When you’re out and about in the fields, it can be difficult to see all the little objects lying in the grass. Sharp campsite debris, such as pieces of broken glass, pegs and little tools that have been left by previous campers, can lead to painful campsite debris injuries.

    Do I qualify for travel accident compensation after being injured by campsite debris?

    Your eligibility for travel accident compensation depends foremost on the destination of your holiday. If you camped abroad, your claim stands a better chance of success if your break was booked through a UK travel agency.

    When you have camped in the UK, all campsite regulations fall under UK law, meaning that the owner has a legal obligation to ensure your health and safety while you are away.

    Sustaining an injury on a campsite due to campsite debris can be seen as a failure to comply with this legal requirement, as the maintenance of the grounds have caused your injury.

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    In a case such as this, if the incident took place within the last three years, it is likely that you will be eligible for public accident compensation, or if abroad, travel accident compensation.

    How can I strengthen my claim?

    You can support your case by keeping all documents relating to your claim together and in order, and collecting evidence surrounding your campsite injury.

    Photographs of the debris that caused your accident will significantly strengthen your claim. You will also need to confirm that you were in no way accountable for the accident, for example, the debris was not left by a member of your party.

    In addition, be sure to make a note of medical attention you received for your injury. This includes while camping and following your return home.

    If any witnesses are willing to give an account, keep a record of their name, address, and telephone number so they can be contacted during legal proceedings, if required.

    Who can help with my personal injury claim?

    Firstly, ensure you are eligible by using Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second test, or compensation calculator. From there Accident Advice Helpline will assess the basics of your case and advise if your claim is worth pursuing.

    Working with an extensive legal team, on a no-win, no-fee* basis, Accident Advice Helpline has 13 years’ experience in handling personal injury claims. To discuss your claim with a member of their expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

    Date Published: December 14, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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