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    Five potential accident claims in Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro is an extremely popular destination, and home to one of the wonders of the world: Christ the Redeemer, the statue that stands proudly overlooking the city. Nonetheless, there are plenty of ways to have an unpleasant experience in Rio; here are five things to be wary of to prevent accident claims in Rio de Janeiro.


    Christ the Redeemer is tall, and there’s no elevator to it – you take the big concrete steps, in typically hot weather. Be careful in the heat and the crowds to watch your feet, otherwise you could fall and land on your face, twist your ankle, sprain a bone or even fall backwards and tumble to the bottom of the steps. You could suffer serious injury from falling, resulting in accident claims in Rio de Janeiro.


    Rio is renowned for its glorious beaches, and the blue water, and warm sun will put you in the mood for a swim and sunbathe. It’s important to stay alert though, because a big wave could catch you off-guard and drag you out farther than you’re able to swim back.

    Accident claims in Rio de Janeiro for Getting sick

    Rio de Janeiro is often extremely busy, so you’ll come into contact with a lot of people. If you’re staying in hostels then the chances are the hygiene standards won’t be on par with fine hotels, so it’s important to wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. It is also wise to avoid street food to minimise the risk of food poisoning.

    Carnival risks

    If you’re travelling with children, ensure they stay with you at all times, because the bustling crowds of the carnival make it all too easy for a child to get lost. In addition, the close proximity of everyone allows muggers to grab your wallet without you even noticing.

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    Brazil is a hot country, so it’s important to drink enough water. This is often overlooked in the frenzy of visiting the sights and being immersed in the culture though, in which case it doesn’t take long for the effects of the hot sun to take effect.

    Filing a slips and trips claim

    Falling over can cause serious injuries, to the extent that you can file an injury claim for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline operates under a no-win, no-fee policy, and as a company that covers everything from work accidents to road traffic accident compensation, you know you’ll be in the best possible hands.

    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: November 8, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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