If you want to work as a tour guide you have to be knowledgeable about the area you are working in. You also have to be good at relaying that knowledge in an interesting way to all the people who take part in the tours. Having an enthusiasm for your topic is essential too, as it helps draw in everyone who is on your tour.
It is uncommon to experience an injury while working as a tour guide, but it can happen. You will usually manage tours on foot, perhaps for a particular property or location, or in part of a city. On the other hand you might be employed to act as a tour guide on a bus tour or something similar. As you can imagine, there could potentially be situations where you might be injured while going about your work.
What types of injuries might you suffer?
All kinds of things could have the potential to happen. For example, if you are on a tour bus the driver might have to stop suddenly and you could fall and be injured. This could also happen if someone else hits the bus.
If you take part in walking tours you could suffer slips, trips and falls while out and about. If something like this occurred because there was a pothole that hadn’t been fixed or a raised paving stone for instance, you could have an opportunity to consider looking for tour guide injury compensation. Bear in mind that an injury you suffer could mean you cannot work for a period of time, especially if it prevents you from walking. This could have a significant knock-on effect on your income as a tour guide if you work on a self-employed basis.
How should you go about finding out about compensation?
The best way to see whether you could claim tour guide injury compensation is to get professional advice from someone with extensive experience in assessing such claims. You will then know whether you are on a firm footing to go ahead with a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline employs many lawyers with specialities in this area. If you phone us on 0800 689 0500 you can find out whether a no win, no fee* claim could work for you in your particular situation. Don’t miss the chance to do so – call today free of charge.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead