Injuries abroad and claims


Travel Safety and Insurance / Friday, July 20th, 2012

Visiting new places can be fun. No matter where you go, if it’s somewhere new, you’re bound to find something you like about that destination. My hubby and I love travelling, especially when it’s with the kids. However, it’s not without its flaws, especially as there’s always the risk of being injured in accidents.

Getting injured abroad can pose a number of problems, perhaps the main one being who has responsibility for your health and safety. When you go on holiday, you have to deal with tour operators, hotel owners, restaurant owners and airlines. Wherever you are, the company providing accommodation, your flights or food are meant to guarantee that you’re in a safe, secure environment where you’re not at risk from being ill or injured.

   
kids running up somewhere
My kids being kids.

I remember when I travelled to Asia with my family to escape the harsh European winter. We had experienced delays with our connecting flight, meaning we had to spend 13 hours in a warm city. Although the airline paid for accommodation, it was still inconvenient for us, as we then had to fly to a different destination from there, which took longer than expected. Unfortunately, while we were trying to get to our preferred destination, one of the kids got sick, which was distressing to say the least.

In a scenario like this, it’s possible to make a compensation claim against the responsible party. It’s possible to file personal injury claims which can help to cover any costs you face after injuries or illnesses picked up while on holiday. Companies such as First4lawyers can help you make that claim, which can help to pay medical costs and cover any income lost if you had to take time off work to recover.

The main purpose of going on holiday is to have fun, but having an accident can quickly ruin a vacation. This is why, if you can’t get travel insurance, it’s important to know what to do should you suffer as the result of such an incident.

 

 

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