The nights are drawing in and there’s a chill in the air, which can only mean that winter is on its way and many of us will soon be dreaming of next year’s summer holiday. Holidays are great fun, and a chance to spend time with the people you love, but what happens when things go wrong overseas? If you’ve had an accident abroad and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim travel accident compensation.
Holidays should provide us with amazing, long-lasting memories, but unfortunately, holiday accidents happen, and statistics from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office showed that more than 3,700 British tourists required hospital treatment while abroad in the 12 month period leading up to April 2012. The figures also showed that there has been a significant increase in the number of tourists needing treatment in the most popular tourist destinations of Greece, Egypt and Spain.
There are all kinds of holiday accidents, which may occur while you are travelling overseas, from car and motorbike crashes, to drowning, slipping or tripping, or picking up infectious illnesses. Often, illnesses come and go very quickly, but serious incidents can contribute to long-term effects. Travel accident compensation can help to ease financial pressures and provide funding for bills and household costs, which may have otherwise been insurmountable in the event of you not being able to work for a long period of time.
Travel injuries: Poorly maintained cutlery
Self-catering holidays are very popular and when you book a holiday, you expect the equipment and utensils you are provided with to be of a certain standard. Glasses and mugs should be in good repair and cutlery should be well maintained. If you are using chipped or broken glasses, plates or cutlery, this carries a risk of cuts and grazes, which may become much more serious in the event of infection.
Can I make a travel accident claim?
If you have been injured on holiday or you were involved in an accident overseas, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible for travel accident compensation. If you think you may have a claim, visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and complete the 30-second test to see if your claim meets the criteria. If you do fit the bill, the legal team will handle your case and complete all the leg work for you to get the compensation you deserve. The firm has expertise in a wide range of cases, including car crash claims, slip, trip or fall compensation and work accident compensation.
Date Published: November 27, 2013
Author: David Brown