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Safety Abroad

One plans for a vacation for a long period of time. Any holiday accident can ruin our vacation and can cause a lot of damage. Holiday accidents, since they occur suddenly can leave a person and his family in a complete state of shock and disbelief and clueless regarding what to do. Therefore, it is necessary to take care of safety abroad. Here are some useful suggestions:

  • A person should avoid walking or going alone. Try to stay away as far as possible from areas you are not very familiar with.
  • You always carry a first-aid kit with yourself while going abroad. It should include medicines like Loperamide (anti-diarrhoea drug to cure food-poisoning), antihistamines(in case of dangerous insect-bites to prevent rashes and swelling),  pain-killers like Paracetamol, cotton wool, scissors and emollient cream to treat burns and antiseptic wipes to treat minor cuts and bruises in case to give your immediate protection after an accident. You can also get fish stings. Try to treat them with some vinegar which you can easily get from the hotel.
  • Holiday accidents are of many types: terrorist attacks, air crash, and hijacking of planes, sporting accidents and boating accidents. Boating accidents can happen in the case when a boat in which you are travelling capsizes. To secure yourself from such holiday accidents you should take a comprehensive insurance policy which covers all these accidents. The policy should cover possibilities of theft of cash and all kinds of accidents.
  • Moreover, you should also try to take as less cash with yourself .you can take other forms of cash with you like a debit/credit card. Avoid show-off on such trips. Try not to take expensive items with you especially jewellery.
  • Take sun block with you to protect your skin from the sun.

Taking an insurance policy is the best way to claim compensation for a holiday accident. In case of an accident, insurance companies try their level best to help you. These companies appoint local lawyers for you. Since these lawyers belong to that country they are well aware of the conditions and the authorities in that country. They can well understand as to what might have happened with you. Not they can represent you very well in the court. Although you can claim damages in case of such accidents from the foreign country and their companies, you should try your level best to avoid such accidents by taking adequate safety measures.

Food Poisoning
Mr W was involved in a food poisoning incident at a Dinner Dance. Cooks obtained an admission of liability swiftly from the hosts. Mr W’s symptoms did not settle, he required surgery and Cooks referred him to a Gastrointestinal Consultant to provide a final diagnosis. On receipt of this Mr W agreed an out of Court settlement of £20,000.00
"At first the Doctors didn’t know what was wrong with me, but Cooks never gave up and in the end I received a correct diagnosis, the appropriate treatment and a cheque for far more than I had expected."
Mr W of Kent