When you think of New Zealand, you picture natural beauty – Fiordland National Park, Lake Wanaka and the Bay of Islands. Take a dip in the naturally heated waters of Kerosene Creek, explore the cities of Auckland and Wellington or head for Rotorua where you’ll discover Maori culture – take a tour of a Maori village or try your hand at zorbing if you fancy something more active. If its beaches you’re after, The Coromandel is filled with rainforests, white sandy beaches and a bohemian vibe. Why not visit one of the many artists’ studios for a unique souvenir of your trip?
Have you been in an accident on holiday in New Zealand?
When you’re relaxing and soaking up the local culture of New Zealand, the last thing on your mind is being involved in an accident. But if it has happened to you, you’ll know it can be an incredibly stressful experience. Depending on where you are in the world, the types of accidents which occur can vary, but could include:
- Being injured on an excursion, such as falling from the tour bus or sustaining an injury whilst taking part in activities
- Slip or trip at your hotel
- Food poisoning after dining at the buffet or restaurant of your hotel
- Injuries caused by faulty appliances or sockets in your room
What to do if you’re injured
Provided you have booked a package holiday with a UK travel agent, the 1992 Package Travel Regulations will protect you in the event of an accident on holiday claim for compensation. If you feel that hotel staff or your tour operator have been negligent, you should consider claiming. Make sure you seek medical attention for your injuries and report your accident to a member of staff or your holiday rep as soon as possible. It’s also a good idea to keep receipts of any expenses you have incurred such as prescription costs or travel to and from a doctor’s surgery or the hospital, as these can form part of your claim.
How to claim for compensation
Call Accident Advice Helpline and we will be able to get the ball rolling on your claim. We’re backed by our patron Esther Rantzen, having dealt with hundreds of accident on holiday claims. Our friendly, expert team are here 24/7 to take your call and if you decide to make a claim, we offer a 100% no win, no fee** service. Call us today and see how we can help you.
Date Published: May 2, 2014
Author: David Brown