Many people who have visited Hong Kong say that it is an intense experience. It is certainly a very full on place to visit, and staying for just one or two nights doesn’t give you the time to experience it properly. If you base your entire holiday in Hong Kong you can look forward to visiting the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade, exploring the amazing place that is the Temple Street Night Market, and even heading for a theme park known as Ocean Park. Where will you go first?
What kinds of injury are potentially experienced abroad?
Tour operators have a duty to provide a safe holiday for all those who make bookings through them. They must provide the services they claim to provide and they should be safe to use at all times as well. This covers the people who work in the hotel they book you into during your stay, as well as all other personnel who work for services they have booked.
In the case of injuries suffered while away from home, it is possible to suffer cuts, bruises and even break bones in falls or trips that are caused through no fault of your own. You have probably also heard of people contracting bugs and illnesses through the ill prepared food they have been served in hotel restaurants or on cruise ships.
Could you have cause to bring a claim?
It depends on whether the incident, injury or illness was caused by you or by someone else. Clearly if food is supplied to you in excellent condition and you keep it until it is past its ‘eat by’ date and you then decide to eat it, this would be very different from being supplied with food that is unfit for consumption to begin with.
If you do suffer from an accident or injury, make sure you take photos of your injuries as soon as possible. They will help to support any claim you may later make.
We are here around the clock to help
When you return from Hong Kong you should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to see whether we can assist you in bringing a claim for compensation. We can help determine whether such a claim is possible; if it is you can use our no win, no fee* service to ensure you are not left out of pocket.
Date Published: May 2, 2014
Author: David Brown