Where are you going on your summer holiday this year? No matter where you’re holidaying, most of us have scrimped and saved to be able to afford a break in the sun abroad, so when your break is ruined by trip injuries on holiday, it’s easy to feel short-changed.
In fact, trip injuries on holiday are amongst the most commonly sustained injuries and here are a few examples of the types of accident which could lead to trip injuries:
- Tripping on broken or damaged flooring at your hotel
- Trip by the hotel pool
- Tripping as you get on or off a tour bus, boat or other form of transport (on an organised excursion)
- Trip in a public place such as a museum, restaurant or shopping centre (on an organised excursion)
- Trip in a poorly-lit stairwell at your hotel
Provided you booked a package holiday with a tour operator, Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim personal injury compensation if you have suffered trip injuries on holiday – so don’t let your holiday be ruined for nothing.
Booking your holiday online
Whilst booking your flights and accommodation independently online often gives you the best deal, you’ll find you won’t be able to claim personal injury compensation if things go wrong abroad. That’s because when you book a package holiday, your tour operator is responsible for your safety – during your flight, at your hotel and on any organised excursions.
If you’re injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence abroad, they could be held liable and you could be awarded personal injury compensation. Trip injuries can range from minor, such as cuts and bruises, to serious injuries requiring hospital treatment, including:
- Head injuries, concussion and brain injury
- Facial injuries such as cuts, bruises, grazes and knocked out teeth
- Back, neck and shoulder injuries
- Broken bones
You may even need to be flown back to the UK for medical treatment, if you have been seriously injured, and even minor injuries have the potential to ruin your fun in the sun this summer.
You deserve some help
Accident Advice Helpline believes that not only do you deserve to claim personal injury compensation if you’ve been injured through no fault of your own on holiday, but you also deserve support when making your claim.
Whether you have tripped on damaged flooring at your hotel or have been injured after tripping getting off a tour bus (with a faulty step), our team of expert personal injury advisers are here to help – we’ll ask you a few questions and offer confidential, no-obligation advice. You have nothing to lose, so call our freephone 24/7 helpline today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: August 12, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton