Morocco – land of snake charmers, winding alleyways with hidden markets, desert encampments, and…snow? That’s right; head for Ifrane, the ‘Moroccan Switzerland’ and you’ll find snow during the winter months. If that sounds a bit chilly, enjoy camping with the locals in the desert or hiking in the upper Atlas Mountains; nature is never far away in Morocco. The vibrant city of Marrakesh is a must-see – wander around the street markets, explore the luxury shops or enjoy a drink in Gueliz, the modern part of the city. Tangier is another hot-spot where you can explore the winding alleys and sun-drenched cafe terraces.
Accident on your holiday in Morocco?
Whilst some accidents are nobody’s fault – who can you blame when you trip over after being distracted by the snake charmer at the local souq? – others are clearly caused by somebody else’s negligence. Here are a few of the more commonly reported accidents that could happen abroad:
- Food poisoning after eating at your hotel restaurant or buffet
- Injured on an inclusive excursion
- Falling as you alight the transfer bus from the airport
- Slip, trip or fall in the hotel lobby or grounds
- Injured by objects falling from height, such as during hotel renovation or building works
If you’re injured on holiday in Morocco, it is important to seek medical attention straight away, but you should always try to inform the hotel staff, your holiday representative or tour operator of your accident as soon as possible.
So what happens now?
It’s up to your tour operator and the hotel staff to provide a safe service whilst you’re on holiday – this means things like ensuring your hotel room is clean, making sure food is dealt with hygienically, risk assessing planned excursions etc. If you feel this hasn’t happened and you have been injured as a result, you could be eligible to claim for compensation.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
You can take the 30-second test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website to find out how much you could claim. Then pick up the phone and call us – we are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week and it’s always free to call. Our lawyers have over many years’ experience in the industry and have dealt with thousands of claims relating to injuries sustained on holiday, so don’t be afraid to call us for confidential, no-obligation advice at any time.
Date Published: May 2, 2014
Author: David Brown