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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

    The correct way to put out a fire

    Knowing the correct way to put out a fire can go a long way to keeping you safe at home and at work. Fire is a serious health and safety hazard. The consequences of a major fire can be financially expensive and personally tragic. If you ever need to put out a fire, it is….

    Survivor Guide: Working in a restaurant kitchen

    In a restaurant kitchen you are surrounded by fire, knives and bacteria, and there is always a danger of accidents taking place. Safety should be your number one priority. Most people associate restaurant kitchen accidents with burns and scalds, normally from hot water, appliances, stoves, and ovens. But slippery surfaces and ingredients can also cause….

    Survivor Guide: Skydiving

    Skydiving is enjoyed both by experienced sky divers and as one-off experiences by novices trying to raise funds for charities or looking for some holiday excitement. As exciting as skydiving is, there are some risks would-be sky divers should be aware of. Skydiving health issues Before skydiving for the first time, you will be asked….

    Survivor Guide: Bungee jumping

    Bungee jumping – a pursuit guaranteed to thrill. However, as with all adrenaline-fuelled activities the likelihood of experiencing physical injuries is really quite high. While most bungee jumping experiences are fun-filled and perfectly safe, thanks to stringent health and safety regulations, there is always a chance of sustaining bungee jumping related injuries, as well as accidents such as….

    Common accidents around university campuses

    If you’’re preparing to head off to university this autumn, you’’re probably experiencing a mixture of emotions. Going off to uni is exciting, but it can also be daunting, especially if you’’ve not been away from home before. If you’’re feeling a little anxious, take these top tips on board to reduce the risk of accidents….

    Survivor Guide: Kissing the Blarney Stone

    The origin of the Blarney Stone, at Barney Castle, Cork, is, thanks to an array of different legends, somewhat uncertain. What is certain is that kissing the Blarney Stone is supposed to give those brave enough to kiss it the gift of being able to speak with charm, persuasion and wit. Strength of faith The belief….

    Survivor Guide: Visiting Magaluf

    When visiting Magaluf, most groups of holidaymakers go with the intention of partying, and partying pretty darn hard. With that in mind, it is important to remember the travel risks associated with letting loose abroad. After all, it’s no fun suffering injury or illness abroad and coming home to face a travel accident compensation claim…..

    Survivor Guide: Mount Fuji

    100 kilometres southwest of Tokyo, lays Mount Fuji. Standing as the tallest peak in Japan, the active volcano is quite the snow-tipped spectacle, attracting thousands upon thousands of sightseers and adventure seekers each year. While a visit to Mount Fuji is a once in a lifetime experience for many, those explorers who do get the….

    Survivor guide: Going out in Cardiff

    Cardiff is a bustling, lively city renowned for its nightlife. If you’’re preparing for going out in Cardiff for a night on the tiles, here are some handy hints to help prevent accidents, such as slips, trips and falls. Staying safe when going out in Cardiff If you’’re going out in Cardiff, it’s worth bearing some safety….

    Survivor Guide: Summer holidays to the Lake District

    Whether you travel alone, as a family, in a group or as a couple, when you choose to take time out and travel to the Lake District for your summer sojourn, you do so in the hope of a relaxing break away at the heart of one of Britain’’s areas of natural beauty. The Lake….

    Survivor Guide: Heading to Central America

    Connecting North America to the east of South America, Central America offers an eclectic mix of the best bits of both continents. Boasting some of the world’’s most exotic holiday destinations including Honduras and Costa Rica, Central America often ranks high on many travellers’ wish lists. With such an abundance of sights to see and cultures….

    Survivor Guide: The Yorkshire Moors

    Encompassing anything from steep-sloped valleys, rolling hills and vast, fragrant pine forests to heather moorland and breath-taking coastal paths, the Yorkshire Moors, or North York Moors, are also home to many ‘hidden’ hamlets and villages, historic priories, castles and abbeys, wonderful traditional pubs and more. As such, they are perfect for cycling, hiking and walking holidays. Possible….

    Survivor Guide: Venice and its canals

    Beautiful, romantic and steeped in history, Venice and its canals are among Italy’s most popular tourist destinations. Unfortunately, the combination of dense crowds of often blissfully oblivious tourists and water everywhere, the risk of personal injuries is ever present. Here are some of the main risks and how to avoid them. Bridges The bridges across many….

    Survivor guide: Deep sea fishing

    Deep sea fishing is a popular holiday excursion. It can be exhilarating, especially if you land a big catch, but it can also be dangerous. If you’’re planning a holiday this summer and you’’re interested in deep sea fishing, here are some tips to steer clear of dangers and prevent travel accidents. Staying safe when….

    Survivor Guide: Piccadilly Circus

    Known for its bold neon signs and as a bustling rendezvous location, Piccadilly Circus is the main London junction that links to both Haymarket Leicester Square and the theatres of Shaftesbury Avenue. At the heart of the London’s world-famous West End, the consistent throng of holidaymakers, commuters and locals alike generally causes accidents at Piccadilly….

    Survivor guide: Attending music festivals

    Attending music festivals is a great opportunity to enjoy live music and have fun in the sun with friends. If you’’re going attending musical festivals this summer, it’’s wise to bear some simple safety tips in mind. The last thing you want is to miss the whole thing, nursing injuries caused by drinking too much and….

    Survivor Guide: Visiting the Grand Canyon

    When visiting the Grand Canyon, you experience one of the most visually stunning spectacles the world has to offer. Situated in the State of Arizona in the United States, the Canyon is carved by the Colorado River over a two-billion year period. Visiting the Grand Canyon, it is hard not to be blown away by its sheer enormity;….

    Survivor Guide: Leicester Square

    As one of the busiest areas of London, brimming with locals and tourists alike, Leicester Square is a buzzing, vibrant area of the capital, offering an eclectic mix of nightlife, eateries, shops and attractions. Yet, where there is hustle and bustle, there is likely to be public accidents and adverse incidents. From slips, trips and falls to collisions with pedestrians,….

    Survivor Guide: Visiting the Shetland Islands

    Are you planning on visiting the Shetland Islands this summer? Formed from an ancient range of continental shelf hills when sea levels rose by around 120 metres between 10,000 and 12,000 million years ago, the Shetland Islands are located just under 600 miles north of London. The Arctic Circle is a mere 400 miles north of Shetland. Here is some….

    Survivor Guide: Summer holidays in Spain

    Summer holidays in Spain promise lots of sun, sand, fun and adventure. There are, however, a few things you should consider before going to Spain. Crime on summer holidays in Spain Street crimes, personal attacks and sexual assaults involving holidaymakers are fortunately comparatively rare in Spain, but do occasionally occur. When they do, they are, according to government foreign….

    Survivor Guide: Skiing in New Zealand

    New Zealand is one of the most beautiful and intriguing countries in the world. It’’s also a paradise on Earth for adrenaline junkies and adventure sports enthusiasts. If you’’re going skiing in New Zealand, here are some tips to help you stay safe and avoid travel accidents. Staying safe when skiing in New Zealand New Zealand is a popular destination for….

    Survivor Guide: London and its canals

    Stretching over a combined length of more than 100 km (just over 62 miles), London and its canals is an astonishing feat of industrial engineering. Created more than 200 years ago to provide a commercial artery from the countryside straight into the heart of the city, the system is now a network of exceedingly delightful waterside paths for locals….

    Survivor Guide: Malaysian Borneo

    From stunning mountains, rivers and lakes to virgin rainforests, caves and a diversity of wildlife, Malaysian Borneo, or East Malaysia, has it all. You should, however, be prepared for some of the potential risks of visiting this wonderful destination. Vaccinations for Malaysian Borneo Before heading to East Malaysia, it is highly recommended to make sure your routine vaccinations, including….

    Survivor Guide: Mountain climbing

    When you take part in adventure pursuits, there is always the risk of experiencing slips, trips and falls, or other sport-related accidents. This being said, beyond little trips and grazes, each activity presents its own more severe health and safety risks, which is also true of mountain climbing. Common mountain climbing accidents Mountaineering is a highly satisfying pursuit, but it….

    Survivor Guide: Visiting the Nile

    While many holidaymakers have shied away from holidaying in Egypt in recent years, for fear of being caught in the midst of an accident abroad that could be the cause of a travel accident claim, there are some regions that are relatively safe to visit, so long as you do so with caution. This includes the Nile cruises and….

    Survivor Guide: Walking the Great Wall of China

    One of the wonders of the world, the Great Wall of China is a feat of engineering. If you’’re lucky enough to be visiting the Great Wall of China as part of a cultural tour or a holiday in China, here are some safety tips to help you steer clear of travel accidents. Staying safe when visiting the Great Wall….

    Survivor Guide: Visiting the Pyramids of Giza

    Once upon a time, visiting the Pyramids of Giza and Egypt in general was a popular holiday choice for Britons. Sadly, due to the conflict that has arisen in some areas of Egypt over the last decade, tourist numbers to this world of wonders have significantly dwindled. While it is almost impossible to ignore the violence that has been….

    Survivor Guide: Base jumping

    Basejumping is an exhilarating, yet dangerous sport. If you’re trying base jumping for the first time or you’’re gearing up to attempt it on an adventure holiday, follow these tips to reduce the risk of a travel accident. Training Before you attempt base jumping, it’’s essential to carry out rigorous training. This is an incredibly dangerous sport, which has been likened….

    Survivor Guide: Wind surfing

    For many, wind surfing is a once-a-year or perhaps even a one-in-a-lifetime activity. Being aware of some of the risks involved and how to prevent personal injuries before getting on a board will certainly help to avoid misery. Common wind surfing injuries Commonly experienced wind surfing injuries include: Cuts and bruises Stings and bites by marine creatures Direct impact injuries, such….

    Survivor Guide: A stopover in Singapore

    On a long haul flight you may find that you have a stopover in a different city to break up the journey and to change flights. One popular stopover for airlines is Singapore. Here is our guide to staying safe and avoiding a travel accident whilst on a stopover in Singapore. Keep your belongings with….

    Survivor Guide: Hiking in Surrey

    Surrey features acres and acres of open country side so it can be a popular place to go hiking. Here is our tips to stay safe whilst hiking in Surrey to avoid a slip, trip or fall. Dress for the weather to avoid a slip, trip or fall Before you head out, check the weather….

    Surviving the holidays: Christmas

    Wintry weather conditions and family celebrations involving plenty of food and drink make the Christmas holiday a joyous, but potentially dangerous time. There are, however, steps you can take to prevent personal injury over Christmas. In the home Injuries by electrocution and fires; scalding and burning are particularly common over this period, as are trips….

    Survivor Guide: Visiting the Pyramids of Giza

    Situated just outside Cairo, the capital city of Egypt, the Great Pyramids of Giza are a popular destination for tourists and an opportunity to see one of the last remaining wonders of the ancient world. Visiting the Pyramids of Giza When visiting the Pyramids of Giza or other ancient Egyptian sites, you are likely to do lots….

    Survivor guide: Vatican City

    Rome is one of the most popular city-break destinations and no trip to the Italian capital is complete without a visit to Vatican City. If you’re planning a romantic getaway to Rome or you’re travelling for business, here are some tips to help you stay safe and avoid travel accidents. Staying safe in Vatican City….

    Survivor guide: Taking the Paris Metro

    When in Paris, one of the cheapest and easiest ways of travelling round the city is taking the Paris Metro. However, to avoid a travel accident there are certain things you can do. Plan ahead and be prepared to help prevent a travel injury Before setting off on your journey ensure you know what line….

    Survivor Guide: The Peak District during the winter months

    The Peak District is a popular tourist destination all year round. However, as this area is very hilly and quite high above sea level, it can be cold in the winter. Here are our top tips to staying safe whilst visiting the Peak District to avoid a travel accident. Wrap up warm When the temperatures….

    Survivor Guide: Driving from London to Cardiff on the M4

    Driving from London to Cardiff on the M4 is relatively straightforward and should take around 3 hours in good traffic conditions. However as with any car journey, it’s important to take measures to ensure your safety and to avoid becoming involved in a road traffic collision. Before you set off Before you embark on any….

    Five of the most common accidents on the train

    Thousands of people travel by train every day in the UK; whether you’re commuting to work, travelling to see friends or family or venturing out into the great outdoors, here are some common accidents on the train, such as slips, trips and falls, to try and avoid: Five of the most common accidents on the….

    Survivor Guide: Visiting Moscow in the winter months

    At the height of winter, Moscow can reach freezing temperatures of -10 Celsius. So if you are visiting Moscow in the winter months you need to be prepared so that you don’t need to make a travel accident compensation claim. What types of accidents happen whilst visiting Moscow in winter? There are many different accidents….

    Survivor Guide: Southend

    Southend-on-Sea offers a wide range of attractions, a unique shopping experience and hundreds of great places to eat, as well as dazzling night life. With so much to see and do, it is of no great surprise that occasionally, accidents do happen. Staying safe in Southend The vast majority of injuries in Southend, including those….

    Survivor Guide: Driving in Paris

    Paris is one of the most extraordinary cities in the world and tourists flock in their millions to the French capital to absorb the serene culture, the breath-taking architecture and to sample the legendary French cuisine. Whilst Paris itself may be high on your to-do list, driving in Paris probably won’t be. Paris is one….

    Potential accidents in Blackpool

    Built on the Irish Sea coast of England, Blackpool is known for being a great night out for stag dos, hen parties and not to mention the picturesque pier and the ‘old-school’ amusement park that is known for housing the UK’s oldest wooden roller-coaster. While all those sound extremely fascinating and make Blackpool sound like….

    The most dangerous suburbs in Glasgow

    Like all cities, Glasgow has some suburbs which are more dangerous than others. Statistically, you are more likely to encounter crime in some areas, but it is wise to be alert wherever you are, as accidents can happen at any time. Whether you’re driving in Glasgow city centre and you’re eager to avoid road traffic….

    Taking part in the London marathon

    Each year the London marathon attracts thousands of runners from across the globe ranging from world-class athletes competing for an elusive world record to the casual marathon runner raising money for a worthwhile cause. Registering for the London marathon If you wish to receive a ballot for taking part in the London marathon, then you….

    Survivor Guide: Brixton

    From Brixton Village, Market Row and Brockwell Park to the Ritzy Cinema, historic and religious sites, as well as pubs, clubs and restaurants, Brixton has it all. Add to this an event calendar packed with stand-up comedy shows, circuses and a plethora of concerts and it becomes clear why this South London district is such….

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