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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    3 injuries suitcases can cause

    Strange as it may sound, suitcases are responsible for many injuries at airports and on planes. Affecting airport staff, cabin crews and travellers, suitcase injuries vary in type and severity. Here are some of the most common injuries suitcases can cause. Common injuries suitcases can cause The most common injuries suitcases can cause are injuries….

    The dangers of plane spotting

    Plane spotting can be a very fulfilling hobby, but it can also be an incredibly risky one. Many people have been arrested for plane spotting after their actions were confused for terrorist-related activity. One group of British plane spotters in Greece were told their actions could have threatened the country’s security and were accused of….

    What should you do if you have an allergic reaction on an aeroplane?

    Have you had an allergic reaction on an aeroplane that wasn’t your fault? If so, you may be able to get compensation with Accident Advice Helpline. People with food allergies regularly experience unpleasant symptoms whilst flying. One of the reasons for this can be the fact that peanuts are still regularly distributed to passengers on….

    Can you claim if you fall and suffer an injury due to flight turbulence?

    Under normal circumstances, flight turbulence is regarded as an ‘act of god’. This means airlines cannot be held liable for personal injuries sustained because of turbulence. There are, however, exceptions. In some cases, it is possible to claim for compensation for an injury due to flight turbulence. When you can claim for an injury due….

    Dangers of flying a plane solo

    Flying a plane solo is just about one of the most dangerous transportation adventures you can undertake. If you crash, the chances of emerging without a serious injury are extremely slim. What are the main dangers of flying a plane solo? A common saying in the aviation industry states: “The best pilots possess the superior….

    The rising levels of drunken accidents on planes

    Bars and restaurants serving alcohol at airports and the availability of alcohol during flights increasingly contribute to drunken accidents on planes. Drunken incidents on planes A report published by the Daily Mail last year showed that over a period of just two years, 442 people were detained for suspected drunkenness. Cases included drunken passengers attempting….

    What can you do on a plane to avoid deep vein thrombosis?

    If you’re off on holiday or you are travelling abroad for business, the last thing you want is to return nursing injuries, such as deep vein thrombosis. Here are some simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of being involved in travel accidents and avoid deep vein thrombosis. How to avoid deep vein….

    If you get injured whilst on a plane, is the company liable?

    Plane travel is a popular method of transport these days to travel abroad. Due to the increasing numbers of travellers, flight operators have to make sure they have a good public liability insurance. This means that if you do have to make a travel accident compensation claim you are covered. If you do get injured….

    Make sure you avoid DVT on long-haul flights

    If you’re lucky enough to be jetting off to a far-flung exotic destination, it’s worth bearing a few health and safety tips in mind to keep you safe on board, prevent travel accidents, including DVT on long-haul flights, and ensure you are able to enjoy a well-earned sunshine break. Safety on board the aeroplane Long haul….

    What you can do to combat jet lag?

    Jet lag occurs when you have travelled to a vastly different time zone from your home city and your body is struggling to make sense of the new time. It could be the middle of the day but your body is exhausted, as it is used to being asleep at that time. This is the time….

    Long haul flights: Avoiding sickness

    If you’re lucky enough to be travelling to far-flung destinations this summer, here are some health and safety tips to bear in mind to prevent travel accidents and ensure you enjoy a hassle-free, pleasant journey and an incredible holiday: Pre long haul flights Give yourself plenty of time to get to the airport and arrive….

    How safe are in-flight meals?

    Love them or hate them, in-flight meals are one of the most controversial elements of the package holiday. But even if the thought of plane food doesn’t tickle your fancy, you wouldn’t ever imagine it being the cause of a travel accident compensation claim. Why does food taste so different on an aeroplane? While there’s….

    Five tips to ensure safety at the airport

    Having an accident before or during your holiday can ruin that dream break you’ve planned. Here are five tips from Accident Advice Helpline in order to ensure your personal safety at the airport. Simple ways to ensure your personal safety at the airport Using public transport: If you use public transport to arrive at the….

    Five risky activities on a boozy lads holiday abroad

    Typically, there are few simple elements needed for a lads holiday abroad; drinking in the sun, attempting to meet females and acting irresponsibly. But what if things go wrong? This leads to a high risk of physical injury from road accidents, swimming accidents and the like. If you have been injured while abroad in the last….

    First time traveller? Tips to ensure you’re well prepared

    Travelling for the first time can be a daunting prospect. Tiring and often confusing, as a first time traveller, flying in particular can leave you worried, especially when your journey takes you abroad. Here are a few tips that should help the first time traveller in preparing for their first jaunt across seas.. Pre-travel preparations….

    Five far-fetched but possible airport accidents

    There’s always a sense of excitement around an airport, as for most of us it’s where we begin our summer holidays or a trip away with friends and family. However, it’s worth remembering that due to the fact that so many people are coming and going, even at some of the smaller airports, there is always….

    Survivor guide: The psychological impact of flying

    Most people who fly on a regular basis get used to the process: the checking in, waiting to board, being seated, the take-off, the flight itself, and the landing. For many people, flying can be a relaxing, enjoyable experience, especially if you’re lucky enough to sit by the window seat while flying over the snow-capped….

    How to calmly deal with rude passengers mid-flight

    The news has been punctuated recently with flight diversions after rude passengers have become aggressive and even violent. A new phenomenon which has arisen, at least in the USA, is the ‘knee-lock’ a device which locks to the tray table of your seat in order to prevent the passenger in front from reclining their seat….

    Five ‘welcome distractions’ whilst aboard an aeroplane

    For some flying has become an altogether tedious affair. Once seen as a luxurious way to jet set across the globe, flying has become the standard way to travel to many business meetings and holidays. To paraphrase Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair, an aeroplane is just a “bus with wings”. Being packed into a cramped….

    How important is hydration whilst on an aeroplane?

    Often when flying, we can feel depleted and dehydrated when we land. In this article. Accident Advice Helpline looks at the reasons why we become so dehydrated when flying and how important it is to stay well hydrated during a flight and finally, some hints and tips on how to stave off the effects of….

    How to calmly deal with a missing piece of luggage

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we have been dealing with all areas of accidents on holiday for 14 years now and we’ve handled our fair share of claims for compensation for mishaps that occur abroad. We know how frustrating it can be if an item of luggage goes missing. Thankfully it’s a rare occurrence and robust….

    What kind of relaxation techniques can you practise on an aeroplane?

    Once an awe-inspiring and innovative new way to travel, flying has become an almost humdrum and monotonous affair. Being packed like sardines into a small metal container filled with bawling infants and extortionate prices, a routine flight is not exactly the best way to de-stress and let it all go, especially in the wake of….

    Survivor guide: How to deal with turbulence on an aeroplane

    Even for the most experienced and relaxed fliers, the sudden onset of flight turbulence can be an unpleasant, unsettling experience. Turbulence often occurs on flights passing through storm clouds, although pilots are trained to avoid any unstable air masses as much as possible to keep turbulence to an absolute minimum. Still one of the safest….

    Can an aircraft’s air conditioning system exacerbate colds and flu?

    Flying away on holiday is exciting, but travelling by air does come with certain risks and if you’ve been injured on a plane or you’ve been involved in a flying accident, you may be entitled to claim travel accident compensation. The risks of flying Flying accidents are very rare and statistically, it’s safer to travel….

    How to calmly deal with seat allocation on an aeroplane

    When it comes to going on holiday, you want to start your trip with a pleasant, relaxing journey, but what happens when there’s commotion at the airport, trouble on board the plane or unexpected accidents or illness when you reach your destination? If you’ve been injured abroad, you’ve had a flying accident or you’re not….

    The 5 best ‘sweet treats’ to stop your ears popping mid-flight

    ContentsEnjoy your flight! Tips for staying safe in the airKeep movingStay hydratedLook where you are goingMaking a travel accident claimThere’s nothing more exciting than jetting off to foreign shores to enjoy a relaxing break or an adrenaline-fuelled adventure and the last thing you want is to end up back home with injuries or nursing an….

    What is it that makes your ears pop on a flight?

    If you’re planning a winter sun holiday or looking ahead to next year’s beach break, you’re probably thinking about what to pack, what to wear and which activities to get involved in, but have you thought about health and safety and swerving travel accidents? From taking steps to reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis….

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