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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injured on holiday in Australia?


    Sydney Opera House, The Great Barrier Reef, Kakadu National Park and Bondi Beach – just a few reasons to choose Australia for your next holiday. Package holidays to Australia offer great value for money whether you take a camel trek through the Northern Territory’s Simpson Desert or snorkel off one of the country’s many islands.

    Each of Australia’s cities has its own identity – Sydney’s gorgeous harbour is a must-see, whilst fine dining at Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf is practically mandatory. Sydney Harbour National Park is the best place to experience the great outdoors with bushwalking trails, kayaking and picnic spots. From beach holidays in New South Wales to active breaks in the Tasmanian Wilderness, Australia is one of the world’s top holiday destinations.

    Accidents on your family holiday in Australia

    When you’re travelling with the whole family, you want to make sure everyone is as safe as possible on holiday. Unfortunately, accidents on holiday are all too common – here are a few of the ones that could happen to you, if you’re not careful:

    • You could come down with food poisoning from your hotel restaurant or buffet
    • Injured on an inclusive excursion, such as a boat trip or open-top bus tour
    • Electric shock from faulty appliances in your hotel room
    • Slip or trip on a wet floor or loose flooring
    • Injured by falling from height, such as from a faulty balcony

    If you’ve booked a package holiday with a travel agent in the UK. The Package Travel Regulations (1992) will protect you in the event of an accident on holiday claim.

    How can you claim?

    Make sure you report your accident to your travel rep, tour guide or hotel staff as soon as possible and contact a personal injury lawyer if you decide to claim.

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    It’s the duty of tour operators and hotel staff to ensure that they provide a safe service to travellers – if they have neglected their duty and you have been injured as a result, you could claim for compensation.

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline

    We know that you’re probably feeling stressed and worn out – whether you were injured on holiday or a member of your family has been hurt – so the last thing you need is more worry! Our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis and can offer confidential advice with no obligation to proceed.

    When you call us, we’ll normally be able to tell you within 30 seconds whether you have a viable claim, so there’s no waiting around. Pick up the phone and call our freephone helpline today; we’re open 24/7.

    Date Published: May 2, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.