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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

    Survivor Guide: Holiday Parks

    Holiday parks are a great venue for the sporty or for those families with children who are beginning to want a little more independence, but are not yet ready to holiday alone. Normally under cover, at least partially, they give all weather entertainment for most activities and also offer short breaks, so they are excellent for recharging the batteries. Although they seem to be the answer for everyone, some people find that they are unprepared and so lose at least part of the break because they have blisters or other aches and pains.

    No such thing as too much preparation for holiday parks

    The key to this kind of holiday is to prepare in advance. Don’t buy some lovely brand new trainers and expect them to the comfy from day one. Wear them round the house first, to break them in. Similarly, don’t dash off to a holiday park and try all the sports from morning to night if you usually just sit on the sofa all evening. You need a reasonable degree of fitness before beginning any kind of holiday which is as active as this. Knowing your limitations is the key to getting the most out of any active holiday. It is sometimes hard to say ‘no’ when a fascinating activity beckons, but if you have any problems with grip or upper body strength (for example) hang gliding is clearly not for you, to take one example.

    I was injured when equipment broke. Can I claim compensation?

    When on any activity holiday it is essential to follow all the instructions given to you by the trainers and any other staff. If you ignore them and are injured, your claim is unlikely to be successful. If, on the other hand, you are injured because equipment has not been adequately maintained, or is inadequate or inappropriate for the task and injury results, then your claim is much more likely to end in a compensation payment. Ring Accident Advice Helpline to chat to one of our professional experts who can help you towards progressing your claim.

    We use simple injury claim criteria with regards to holiday parks claims

    You will be asked three questions in the first instance. Was the accident your fault? Did you seek medical assistance? Did the accident happen in the last three years? Your answers (no, yes, yes) will decide whether the expert will take more details. Because we work on a no win no fee* basis you won’t be asked for any payments up front, so why not give us a call and find out whether you may be eligible for compensation?

    Date Published: April 6, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.