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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."

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    Survivor guide: Visiting Tiananmen Square


    At the heart of Beijing city is Tiananmen Square protected by Tiananmen Gate – the ‘Gate of Heavenly Peace’ – to the north of the area. As one of the largest squares in the world, and the location of many famous Chinese events throughout history, Tiananmen is a sightseeing opportunity not to be missed by any enthusiast.

    Sometimes, simply sailing away to sandy Spanish shores does not suffice. The culture vulture inside you wants to spread its wings further and explore something a little extraordinary, and Beijing is certainly a fitting option.

    Faraway travel: Accidents on holiday

    First and foremost, be sure to book your Beijing break with a UK holiday company. In the case of claiming for travel accident compensation, holidays booked through a UK holiday agency are protected by UK law.

    This means that if you sustain an injury on holiday as a consequence of any element the travel agency arranged, the claims process will be far more straightforward. This includes flights, accommodation, food (in the hotel) and any pre-booked activities.

    It is essential when you are travelling abroad, particularly long haul, to ensure that the travel insurance you take out covers the destination, duration and activities you intend to undertake on your trip.

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    Staying safe in Beijing

    In comparison to other major cities across the world, Beijing is considered to be a generally safe destination. The main area of concern is petty theft.

    Keep valuables close to your body, do not overuse expensive personal items in public and make the most of the safe in your room.

    It is always advisable to be vigilant while you are out and about and be aware of any suspicious behaviour when visiting Tiananmen Square and exploring Beijing.

    If you are attacked, simply hand over your valuables to avoid any injuries on holiday.

    Claiming travel accident compensation

    Primarily it is important to establish if you have a valid case for compensation. A compensation provider, such as Accident Advice Helpline can assist with this.

    On their website, you will find what is known as the ’30 second test’. Doing what it says on the tin, this compensation calculator takes just 30 seconds to complete, and gathers enough information for the legal firm to establish if your travel accident case is likely to be successful.

    Following this, on a no win, no fee* basis, Accident Advice Helpline will manage your claim and make every effort to ensure that you receive the travel accident compensation you deserve.

    To discuss your claim with a member of Accident Advice Helpline’s expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

    Date Published: February 10, 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.