In the UK an average of 30 million people holiday abroad every year. Whether visiting Europe or travelling to far flung countries for that once in a lifetime holiday an accident can occur to anyone and at any time. Learning about the most common types of holiday accidents can hopefully help you avoid accidents or at least minimise the risk of an accident happening to you or your family.
With many low cost airlines offering cheap flights to European city destinations these are usually quite a safe bet for a holiday. Many of the areas that low cost airlines visit are tourist-friendly with suitable infrastructure to support lots of tourists and ensure that they are taken care of at all times. If you are looking for an exciting yet stress free holiday then one of these destinations may be for you. Package holidays, including flights, accommodation and often meals too, are usually hassle free and a nice safe bet for a holiday. If you are just looking for a relaxing city or beach holiday then package holidays are ideal.
It goes without saying but travelling to a more exotic location such as the Far East may see you increasing your chances of having an accident. In part this is due to the infrastructure of these countries that may be used to seeing tourists but not as well equipped to assist those tourists. Having an accident in a remote or far flung destination may mean it is much more difficult to receive medical assistance. As well as weather conditions being far more extreme than those back home there are also issues with cleaning drinking water, foreign food, food poisoning and other things that can occur to generally affect your health.
When on holiday many people may feel the need to take part in activities that they wouldn’t undertake at home such as snorkelling, scuba diving, sky diving, skiing and another extreme adventure sports. It is important to ensure that you have accurate holiday insurance for such sports to ensure that you are covered in the event of an accident as medical bills can run in to tens of thousands in a foreign country for long periods of treatment. Of course avoiding extreme sports can be one way to cut down on the chance of an accident occurring however a holiday wouldn’t be a holiday without trying something different at least once.
If you have been unlucky enough to have had an accident while travelling abroad you may want to seek compensation. In addition to the sort of accidents mentioned above you may be able to claim for a number of other holiday accidents and issues including slips or trips by the pool or in other locations, when suffering from illness due to poor hygiene standards, injuries caused while travelling, due to terrible hotel conditions and even if you have been injured while working abroad for either a UK or overseas based company. Also, your case can often be dealt with in English courts meaning you do not have to travel back to the destination of your accident to attend court, what’s more a specialist group of injury lawyers could help you overcome any language barriers and understand all that is going on. What’s more, your case could be undertaken on a no win no fee basis so if you are worrying about seeking compensation and not sure if you have a valid case then why not visit a holiday accident claims specialist today and find out if you could claim on a no win no fee basis.