Figures from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office show that, on average, 70 British tourists are treated in overseas hospitals every week. The truth is that accidents often happen when we least expect it and while some of them are preventable, many happen as a result of unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances. If you’ve been injured in a holiday accident and you were not to blame, the Accident Advice helpline could help you to claim travel accident compensation.
Holiday accidents: Sporting pursuits
Most people like to relax, have fun and enjoy the company of friends and family when they are on holiday abroad, and often this means trying new things and taking part in exciting activities. Whether you’re a novice water-skier or a seasoned pro on a jet ski, there are risks associated with sporting pursuits and it’s important to take extra care.
Tour companies and firms that operate sporting pursuits are required to adhere to safety guidelines to protect members of the public. There are risks associated with most activities, but you should be made aware of these risks beforehand, and you have the right to expect equipment to be well-maintained and the environment to be controlled to a certain extent in order to reduce the risk of activities. For example, if the winds are high and the sea is rocky, organisers should consider cancelling certain water sports for the day.
Can I make a travel accident claim?
If you had a sporting accident while abroad and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim travel accident compensation. If the incident occurred within the last 3 years and you have evidence, such as medical statements and witnesses, to support your claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline.
They are a firm with over a decade of experience in handling travel compensation claims, slip, trip or fall claims, work accident compensation, and road traffic accident compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm, which was set up in 2000, with a view to providing clients with a simple and hassle-free means of claiming compensation. The personal injury lawyers work on a no-win, no-fee* basis, most clients do not go to court, and the company is endorsed by popular TV personality, Esther Rantzen.
If you have had an accident abroad, it may be possible to make a claim against the British tour operator or the firm that was in charge of the activity. Pursuing a case abroad is more complex than at home, and it is well worth seeking the advice of trained professionals.
Date Published: November 27, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Sporting accident