With the British weather being as unpredictable as it is, it’s no surprise more and more people go abroad for their holidays to get some guaranteed sun. However, getting medical treatment abroad is often more difficult to get as they don’t have the NHS.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to give you five safety tips on avoiding a personal injury abroad.
Check out the hotel before you go to help prevent a personal injury abroad
With websites such as Trip Adviser it is easy to find out what the hotel is like before you go. If you read it is full of cockroaches and the rooms are full of dangling wires and broken sinks you may want to stay clear of that place to prevent a personal injury abroad.
Keep hydrated and drink bottled water
Especially if you are going somewhere hot you need to make sure you drink plenty of fluid. If you want to be extra cautious to prevent having to claim travel accident compensation then drink only bottled water as some countries do not have fresh drinking water from the taps. Getting dehydrated can easily cause a personal injury abroad and this can easily be prevented.
Get a map
If you are hiring a car or bike whilst you are abroad make sure you get a map so that you can plan your routes in advance. Not knowing where you are going could cause a road traffic accident and lead to you making a travel accident compensation claim for yourself.
Know your limits
If you are drinking alcohol be aware that in the hot weather you will get dehydrated quicker and it may affect how easily you get drunk, so know when to stop. If you feel yourself getting too tipsy then slow down, have a few soft drinks to sober up a bit. A mixture of heat and too much alcohol can spell disaster and a host of personal injuries.
Be aware of your surroundings to prevent a personal injury claim
This applies whether you are at home or abroad. You should always be aware of what is going on around you and make sure you look where you are going. This is especially important if you are in an area you don’t know.
These are basic tips to stay safe and keep personal injury claims to a minimum. However, accidents do happen and if one does that isn’t your fault you may be able to make a personal injury claim. Accident Advice Helpline can advise over the phone or online if your claim could be successful.
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 6, 2013
Author: David Brown