The “lads’ holiday” can be an annual tradition. Setting off with your friends to enjoy a week or two of fun in the sun can be one of the very best experiences money can buy. However, the nature of the trip may create a minefield of potential for travel accident compensation claims.
What sort of accident claims can emerge from a “lads’ holiday”?
A typical “lads’ holiday” involves partying, drinking and having a good time. Although all of these aspects can make a memorable trip, they also have the potential for disasters.
- Slips, trips, and falls – In general, many holiday-goers may suffer the misfortune of an injury related to a fall. Relaxing in a new environment and exploring unfamiliar territory often opens you up to dangers, These can be magnified when on a “lads’ holiday”, with the effects of alcohol and the nature of the getaway increasing the potential for risk. It’s common for slips and trips to result in holiday mishaps and compensation claims on a “lads’ holiday”, and it’s a wise idea to attempt to avoid such problems.
- Fighting injuries – Although violence is never condoned, the risk of violent actions is amplified on a “lads’ holiday”. Consumption of alcohol combined with bravado can lead to confrontations, which may quickly escalate. A large number of people are hospitalised through fighting-related injuries while abroad, making it a common holiday accident claim.
- Alcohol problems – Consuming alcohol can be a great way to unwind and relax when abroad, but quite often the nature of a “lads’ holiday” can lead to doing so in excess. Trips to hospital to deal with alcohol poisoning are a frequent occurrence in foreign countries, making it one of the highest travel accident claim causes.
- Illness – This can affect any holiday-goer at any time, so it is still a risk on a “lads’ holiday”. A lack of rest and new food or drinks can play havoc with your body’s regular functions, and result in illness. In extreme cases these may require a trip to hospital, which will require a compensation claim to cover expenses.
Although there are many dangers, a “lads’ holiday” can be considered a great lifetime experience. Just make sure to stay clear of danger and the memories will be positive, and the travel accident claims few and far between.
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Date Published: October 8, 2013
Author: David Brown