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    Five potential perils of a Brazilian carnival

    Whilst the Olympics, generally regarded as ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’, and the football World Cup head to Brazil in the near future, there is more than enough to see on a regular basis. This is especially true for the Rio de Janeiro Carnival.

    It’s an event of spectacular noise and colour but is also fraught with potential dangers and complications. An accident on holiday can quickly ruin any trip and here are five dangers it’s particularly pertinent to avoid.

    Potential Brazilian carnival accident claims

    Getting lost:

    A kaleidoscope of activity, it’s very easy to get swept along in the excitement and enthusiasm that typifies a Brazilian carnival. However, it’s important to surround yourself with people you are comfortable with and ensure you stay in touch.

    Getting isolated not only makes it harder for you to get around or get home safely, it makes you a far easier target for thieves and pickpockets.

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    Being robbed:

    In the throng of the bustling crowds of the carnival, it is very easy to not notice quick, sly hands helping themselves to your valuable jewelry, phone, camera etc. The solution to this is simple. Leave everything bar the essentials securely locked in your hotel room.

    Anything valuable you do have, try and keep hidden safely about your person.

    Getting into trouble with the law:

    It is notoriously difficult to explain yourself to the authorities when language is a barrier, let alone in an environment as chaotic and fraught as a carnival.

    Hassle can be significantly minimised by paying attention to signs and following the rules as closely as possible. Learning some key phrases before you leave can also be of huge benefit.

    Getting into trouble with other people:

    Hidden among the party atmosphere are likely to be people with altogether darker motives. Avoid complications and potential problems by being wary of anyone you don’t know. Certainly never trust strangers and only buy things from official stalls.

    Getting injured:

    Lurking in the happy crowds of a carnival is the threat of being injured on holiday. This can put an immediate and substantial dampener on proceedings so dress sensibly in sturdy footwear.

    Should a holiday accident befall you, it’s worth using Accident Advice Helpline’s freephone to establish whether or not you have a case for travel accident compensation.

    They have over 10 years’ experience in travel accident claims, as well as injuries at work and personal injury claims and can help you get the compensation you deserve.

    Date Published: November 4, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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