Macau is the gambling capital of the world and is just an hour by ferry from Hong Kong. Cuisine here is a fusion of Chinese and Portuguese – the Portuguese settled here in the 16th century and their influence is also evident in the city’s architecture. Historic monuments are a big draw for many tourists – the historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a walking tour around St Paul’s Church and the Old City Walls, but don’t miss a trip to Hac Sa Beach (Black Sand Bay), the largest beach in Macau, famous for its black sand.
Injured on your summer holiday in Macau?
When you’re enjoying sun, sea and sand, the last thing you want to worry about is being involved in an accident on holiday in Macau; yet accidents are more common than you might think. Here are just a few of the types of accident which you could be involved in on your holiday:
- Injured climbing on or off the transfer bus (to your hotel)
- Food poisoning from the hotel restaurant or buffet
- Slipping on a wet floor where no warning signs were displayed
- Injured whilst on an inclusive excursion
- Injured by objects falling from height – for example, if building works are going on at your hotel
- Falling from height from a faulty balcony
Whether you or someone you care about has been injured, you should consider claiming compensation if you believe your accident was caused by somebody else’s negligence.
Next steps to take
Make sure you receive medical treatment immediately if you are injured and report your accident to hotel staff, your representative or staff running your excursion as soon as possible. It’s also a good idea to get the names and contact numbers of any witnesses to your accident, although a personal injury lawyer can usually obtain these details later, if required. Make sure you keep receipts relating to personal expenses such as travel to medical appointments and the cost of any medication you require.
How we can help
We know that the aftermath of an accident on holiday can be incredibly stressful; becoming sick or being injured in another country is a difficult time, so we aim to make the process for claiming compensation as easy as possible. Our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis so you don’t even need to worry about expensive upfront fees. Take the 30-second test on our website, to see how much you could claim, or call us today on 0800 689 0500 and get the ball rolling on your claim.
Date Published: May 2, 2014
Author: David Brown