Gap year injury? Don’t panic! Call the injury lawyers in Welton
Taking a gap year is an exciting and rewarding way of spending time away from the pressures and stresses of everyday student life for a few months. This opportunity to spend time exploring other countries may be the only chance you may have to enjoy long term travel with like minded people, before the reality of finding a stable job or further education plans kicks in.
Unlike most other types of travel, gap years differ because they are usually open ended and flexible. That is what makes them so appealing; going wherever and whenever the fancy takes you! However, this is also what can potentially make them more risky.
The lack of a framework and a back up can mean that if you are unfortunate enough to have an incident or accident whilst on a gap year, the outcome may not be as straightforward as a two week package break to Spain!
Obviously accidents can happen anywhere and at anytime and they can’t be avoided. However, some simple tips may act as a reminder to stay safe and keep safe whilst travelling the world on your gap year
- keep your travel documents with you at all times. Your passport can act as more than just a means of gaining entry and exit from a country. The consulate will offer you help in an emergency and your passport will facilitate this and liaise with your family at home in the event of a natural disaster or accident.
- research the areas and countries that you intend to visit and make sure that it is considered a sensible time of year to visit. Monsoon weather can be avoided if you choose the right season!
- follow medical advice and guidelines given by the Foreign Office. Have your vaccinations in advance and take any anti-malarial medical supplies that are advised. Many illnesses do not become apparent for a few weeks whilst they incubate and you may become ill very quickly.
- don’t be tempted to skip on your insurance cover. Take adequate insurance to ensure that you will be repatriated in the event of an accident.
Claiming for an injury using injury lawyers in Welton
If you have been injured as the result of an accident that wasn’t your fault within the last 3 years’ whilst on your gap year, you may be legally entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim using Accident Advice Helpline.
They are a team of highly experienced and dedicated advisers, and injury lawyers in Welton who can process your claim on your behalf. Their injury lawyers in Welton will handle the legal side of your claim on 100% compensation no win no fee* basis.
Call for no obligation advice today!
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 25th November 2013
Author: David Brown