How to avoid injury when travelling

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How to avoid injury when travelling

When it comes to package holidays abroad, no one expects to fall victim to a holiday injury.

However, at YourHolidayClaims, our team of specialist solicitors regularly help British holidaymakers claim the compensation they deserve following an accident abroad.

If you or a loved one have been injured on a package holiday through no fault of your own, call our dedicated accident helpline direct on 0330 100 2851 to receive instant support and guidance.

Or, read below as our specialist accident on holiday team outline their top tips for a healthy, happy stay.

Top tips for avoiding injury on holiday

Whilst it can be tempting to let your guard down on holiday, it is important to remember that standards of health and safety abroad can be considerably different to the UK and you should stay alert to potential dangers.

  1. Slips, Trips and Fall injuries

Slips, trips and falls are among the most common reasons British package holidaymakers make an accident claim for compensation following injury abroad.

Injuries arise in hotels abroad mainly due to areas around the swimming pool being slippery, drinks being spilt in the bar area and uneven paving slabs in the hotel grounds.

Top Tip: Always make sure you are wearing something on your feet in areas around the hotel complex that often get wet.

If you notice any uneven paving slabs in the hotel complex, make sure you report where they are to the holiday representative or hotel manager.

  1. Excursions

Excursions are a popular choice to see the sights and do something different.

At YourHolidayClaims, we have helped British holidaymakers make successful claims for injuries caused by poor health and safety standards whilst on a trip abroad.

Top Tip: If you are going on holiday and have booked an excursion through the tour operator, or are thinking about booking any trips when you arrive, make sure the company you use are fully licensed.

If any trips involve vehicle transport, make sure the driver holds a full and clean license. All too often we are contacted by people who have been involved in road accidents abroad, so make sure the company or driver you are travelling with is insured and trustworthy.

It goes without saying that if you choose to participate in any extreme sports, you are fully responsible for your own safety but its also important to remember the company is undertaking such activities with highly qualified, trained professionals who are fully insured and licensed too.

  1. Hotel Rooms

Poorly maintained package holiday hotels can lead to holiday accidents.

Badly maintained electrical wiring such as wall sockets, chipped or broken flooring, and nails that are left exposed are some of the most common causes of injuries that British holidaymakers report to us.

Top Tip:  If you are at all concerned about the maintenance of your room, report this to the hotel manager straight away and ask to be transferred to another hotel room.

Holiday Injury Claims with YHC

Even with all the precautions in the world, holiday accidents can and do happen.

If you have been injured on a package holiday within the last 3 years through no fault of your own, the YHC accidents abroad team are on hand to help. Whatever the circumstances of your injury, our dedicated solicitors will listen to the details of your case and outline your options in a straightforward manner.

Start that conversation today by calling our helpline on 0330 100 2851.

Alternatively, you can request a call back by submitting your contact details online.

Get in touch with one of our team

If you would like more information on how to make a claim for holiday illness, or would like some advice to determine if you could have a successful claim, speak to our team of professional experts who cover a wide range of legal matters, from loss of income due to holiday illness to serious injury claims. Contact us today on 0330 100 2851.

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If you or any members of your family have fallen ill on holiday in the last 3 years, or been involved in an accident abroad, you may be entitled to compensation and we are here to help.

So start the process today by calling our holiday claims experts on 0330 100 2851, or simply complete the online contact form below to arrange a quick call-back. We look forward to helping you.
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How to avoid injury when travelling