One of the most important factors in ensuring that you enjoy your holiday, for all the right reasons, is to stay both safe and secure on your travels.
However, sometimes circumstances can unfortunately combine, to such an extent, that a holiday accident cannot be avoided, and you are left claiming for travel accident compensation.
No amount of forward planning and careful precautions can prevent a natural disaster and, on the rare occasions they occur, the consequences usually range from the severe to the fatal.
What is a natural disaster?
A natural disaster is a massively detrimental event, with substantial consequences, that is caused by the natural processes and movements of planet Earth.
What are some examples of natural disasters?
Examples of natural disasters include the following:
– Volcanic Eruptions
What are the consequences of a natural disaster?
The aftermath of a natural disaster typically includes, but is by no means limited to:
– Loss of life
– Damage to property and infrastructure
– Damage to the economy
How often do natural disasters occur?
In the year of 2012, a moderate year in turns of the number of incidents, there were a total of 905 natural disasters around the world. Of these, 93 per cent were weather related.
What can be done to prevent a natural disaster?
The answer to this question reveals just why natural catastrophes are so damning, because there is very little that can be done to prevent them.
There are, of course, areas that are considerably more at risk than others. As a holiday-maker it may be advisable to avoid suffering injuries on holiday by staying away from these destinations.
However, on the other hand some of the very best and most exotic places on earth lie directly in these dangerous locations.
Thailand, Brazil, San Francisco, and many others, all have a long and checkered history with natural disasters.
There are, of course, safety measures that ought to be in place to at least minimise the impact of these accidents on holiday, but the sad truth is they cannot be avoided altogether.
Flood warning systems, earthquake alarms, volcanic study, and specifically robust building structures can all limit the severity of holiday injuries in these `at risk` destinations.
If you suffer an accident on holiday, Accident Advice Helpline will be there to take your accident claim for holiday injury compensation from beginning to end on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Date Published: November 27, 2013
Author: David Brown