There are a few benefits to getting older – you’re more experienced, (hopefully) wiser and you know what you want from life, and from your summer holiday. Whether your idea of the perfect holiday is lying on a sunny beach or trying your hand at adrenaline sports, you’re sure to have a great time. The number of pensioners injured on holiday is on the rise – and not just because we’re all living longer; because we are more adventurous too.
Pensioners injured on holiday could be eligible to claim personal injury compensation for their pain and suffering, if somebody else is to blame for their accident. It’s always worth finding out if you could make a claim, so get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline when you get back from your travels (or within three years of your accident) to see if you could receive compensation.
More prone to injury
It’s a sad face of life that as we age, our bones get increasingly brittle, making us more prone to serious injury if we’re involved in an accident. A slip, trip or fall on a cracked paving stone abroad may leave a younger person with cuts and bruises – for somebody elderly, it could mean a broken hip and a long recovery period. In fact, a broken hip can be an incredibly serious injury, with only 1 in 4 people making a full recovery. Perhaps you’ve been injured on a package holiday excursion, or have suffered a slip or trip at your hotel, on a wet floor?
Whatever the circumstances of your accident, we can help – we have years of industry experience, and we’ve been endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, so we know our stuff.
Quality of life
A serious injury such as a broken hip or head injury sustained on holiday could impact your quality of life back home, particularly for older people. You may find you’re unable to remain independent in your own home without 24/7 care, or that you need help getting from A to B. We can help you claim compensation which could pay for medical treatment or the care that you need – it doesn’t come for free! But the good news is that our 100% no win, no fee* service won’t cost you a penny upfront in legal fees, so you can afford to claim whatever your financial circumstances.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 for more information from one of our expert personal injury advisors.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen