02 April 2015
Preparing for Risk on Adventure Holidays
Are your sights set on adventure for your annual leave this year? Travel insurance and a little homework could make all the difference in the event of a personal injury abroad.
They say a change is as good as a rest. If you’re thinking of doing something a little outside of your comfort zone for a change instead of a more restful feet-up break this holiday, injuries can be covered or avoided altogether by taking the time to book through a trusted travel agent and seeking tailor-made insurance.
Let’s use the example of cliff-diving. It seemed a good idea at your desk in England, but, having booked with a local unregulated guide who looks less than prepared- let alone insured - for worst case scenario, the climb to the top suddenly feels quite daunting.
With something as adventurous – and hazardous! – as cliff-diving, you are willingly seeking an activity with a potential for injury. Launching oneself from a great height into uncertain waters comes with a myriad of imaginable outcomes – something, perhaps, abundantly clear at the cliff edge, regardless of safety precautions or the experiences of those before you. Tour guides for such activities are available to book in several ways; through package deals when initially booking your trip, and also locally at your destination. But by booking any excursions via your travel agent you can expect a trusted guide. This is because, for the high street travel agent to be in business with them, the guide will have established themselves with a standard of quality, involving the qualities you would want from such a guide, like adequate training and safety precautions.
Finding the best travel insurance to suit your needs is important to ensure that you are completely covered if injured in a holiday accident. Travel insurance is available in various packages, but may not specifically cover the activities you intend to take part in. Insurance tailored to your adventures, sports and day-trips will be well worth the few minutes of research if you should be injured on holiday.
Slater and Gordon Personal Injury Lawyers UK are experts in securing compensation for holiday accident claims.
For a free consultation after being injured on holiday, call us on freephone 0800 916 9046 or from abroad on +44 20 7657 155 or contact us online and we will call you.
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