Top 5 Most Common Holiday Accidents

Unfortunately accidents can happen at any time, including on holiday. It's bad enough when you miss your flight, but what happens if you suffer from food poisoning, or worse?

At Freeclaim Solicitors we deal with thousands of holiday accident claims a year, ranging from serious to life threatening illnesses and injuries, as well as other accidents including road traffic accidents abroad and slips, trips and falls in holiday resorts. Holidays usually go off without a hitch, but there are certainly trends that appear when it comes to accidents. We've compiled a list of the top 5 most common accidents that happen on holiday, presented in no particular order.

1.       Road Accidents.
Differences in road systems, drivers unfamiliar with territories and paying attention to a sat-nav rather than watching the road all contribute to some of the worst accidents.

2.       Food poisoning.
Undercooked food, reheated food or washing salad in unclean water can result in some serious tummy bugs, but food poisoning due to unhygienic kitchens or poor quality produce is a cause for serious injury and illness whilst on holiday.

3.       Skiing Accidents.
Everybody thinks they're invincible when they're in snow, but hit that powder at high speed and that soft fluffy cloud is as hard as concrete. Incorrect training or poor equipment can result in a myriad of broken bones.

4.       Swimming Pool Accidents.
Diving into a shallow pool can cause serious or life changing injuries, so make sure you read the signs before diving in. If the water is unclean or not chemically balanced, illnesses can arise and slips can happen if the ground surrounding the pool is wet.

5.       Sports Injuries.
Everyone likes to get involved in the hotel activities, but sometimes accidents happen. A trip here, a slide tackle there, an overzealous rugby enthusiast taking a friendly game too seriously – all recipes for disaster.

Of course the fear of accidents should never put you off going on holiday, but it's important to realise that should you suffer an injury on holiday, you may be entitled to compensation.

Freeclaim have over 25 years of experience in handling holiday accident and illness compensation claims and operate on a no win, no fee basis. If your claim is unsuccessful, you pay nothing.

If you have been injured whilst on holiday and feel you deserve compensation for your injuries, let the experts in holiday accident compensation claims help you. We deal with many accident, injury and illness claims and utilise the skills of a specialised team experienced in dealing with this complex area of law.

To speak to someone about starting your claim call our 24 hour help line on 0800 612 7340 or visit today.

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