When you arrive on your Greek holiday the first thing you may want to do is put your feet up, or maybe go straight out to the nearest bar. Before doing that, however, there are five safety checks to help make sure you don’t need travel compensation from an unfortunate incident.
- Weather forecast. You go away for the sea, sand and sun, but many holidays are ruined by bad weather; sometimes it’s just rain, but freak storms can and do occur. This may not only ruin your Greek holiday, but being struck by lightning can be fatal.
- Fire exit. Whether you’re in an apartment or a hotel, you need to know how to get out in an emergency.
- Local hospital. Whether you’re involved in a road traffic accident, fall in a shop, or get injured in another way, you want to know where the hospital is before you need it so you know how to get there quickly.
- Road rules. To avoid being injured in a car crash, do research on the roads. Namely, which side of the road to drive on, who has right of way in a given situation, and the general rules to keep you safe in the car.
- Best restaurants. Tourist hotspots have lots of places to eat, but not all are as good as others and food poisoning can occur, especially with food that you’re not used to.
Getting injured on holiday is not how anyone envisages spending their time away from home, but it can and does happen. Fortunately though travel compensation is available so even if you get injured in a traffic accident you could be covered.
Provided an accident wasn’t your fault and occurred within the last three years, you may be eligible to file a personal accident claim for compensation. In order to find out if your case can proceed, call Accident Advice Helpline’s free 24/7 advice line to talk to an advisor, or take the 30-second test on their website. In the 13 years since its inception, Accident Advice Helpline has helped countless people receive the compensation they deserve for accidents that weren’t their fault – and most claimants never have to attend court. To make it even easier, there’s no upfront cost as it’s a no-win, no-fee* policy.
Date Published: November 13, 2013
Author: David Brown