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    Water sports accidents: Inadequately trained staff


    When you go on holiday, whether home or abroad, many people like to try new sports and activities, and a type of sport which is popular near the beaches and rivers is water sports. This could be anything from kayaking and canoeing, to surfing and water skiing. But whatever sport you decide to try, you may opt for a few lessons to give you some pointers and to make sure you are safe in order to avoid a potential accident claim.

    When you go to learn this new sport you expect the staff to be fully trained, as you trust them to keep you safe from harm and show you what to do. But, what happens if you experience inadequately trained staff? This is an issue which could quite easily turn into a travel accident claim.

    How could inadequately trained staff lead to a travel accident compensation claim?

    The answer is it could quite easily lead to a travel accident claim. If staff are inadequately trained, then they may show their students the wrong way to execute moves, or use the equipment in such a way which could, quite simply, lead to an accident claim. Going with a company with fully trained, competent staff, is key to staying safe and avoiding that travel accident claim.

    How can I make sure staff are adequately trained before I go?

    The key to going somewhere you know you can trust, is to go with recommendations from others. If you know someone who enjoys water sports, and has been to the same resort as you are going to, they may be able to recommend a good training centre where you can learn while staying safe. If not, then research is very important. Before you even go on holiday do plenty of research, read reviews, compare centres, and don’t be afraid of calling them up and asking them questions. This research could be the difference between having a great holiday, and having a break ruined by a travel accident.

    Travel accident compensation claims can be bad, especially as it usually means something went wrong whilst you were on your holiday. A holiday is meant to be relaxing, but, if you have a travel accident whilst away you may be able to make a travel compensation claim. Speak to Accident Advice Helpline on their advice line on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about how much you could claim.

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    Date Published: December 12, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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