If you have ever been on any type of guided tour you will know how good they can be. They give you an opportunity to learn far more about an area or place than you might ever learn on your own. They provide a chance to visit many different places in one day or even longer, depending on the type of tour you are on. Alternatively a simple tour lasting an hour or two can be the perfect way to spend an afternoon in a city or at a particular venue.
The last thing anyone would expect in these situations would be to be injured. If this did happen to you it would undoubtedly spoil the experience and it might even prevent you from doing what you had planned for the rest of your trip. Serious injuries might warrant hospital treatment of some kind.
The odds of claiming guided tours injury compensation
Tour operators have a duty of care towards all those who go on their tours. If the tour involves going on a bus or coach for example, the driver has a duty to drive safely and make sure everyone on board has a great time. Of course, if the coach was involved in an accident caused by another vehicle, it would be the driver of that other vehicle who would be responsible.
You may wonder whether walking tours could result in accidents as well. It may occasionally happen that someone on a tour could experience a fall or a trip of some kind. If you are on a tour in the grounds of a castle for example, and you slip over on ice that should have been dealt with, you might have grounds for a claim. Similarly if you are inside a property being shown round and you fall over a carpet or rug that is rucked up and dangerous to walk over, this might result in a claim.
Can you really claim guided tours injury compensation?
There is only one way to find out the real answers. This is by contacting a professional injury compensation lawyer who is experienced enough to determine the facts of your particular situation. With their help you might be able to make a successful claim.
Accident Advice Helpline could help. Call us on 0800 689 0500 and discover whether your injuries might lead to a claim.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead