Many tourists go on holiday to relax, unwind, or get away from the stresses of modern life. These people might believe that the idea of a perfect escape involves visiting a spa, journeying to a beach, or perhaps relaxing in the countryside – but others may dedicate their free time to an activity holiday instead.
These excursions are often very popular amongst Britons; and every year thousands of holidaymakers may travel abroad to participate in activities such as horseback riding, off-road driving, water sports, and skiing.
Although the majority of tourists will return from their excursions unharmed, data released by an insurance provider suggests that many individuals unfortunately suffer some form of personal injury while on an activity holiday.
However, if you were adversely affected during a non-fault accident on holiday, you may be entitled to claim compensation through Seth Lovis & Co. Furthermore, if you required hospitalisation or needed to take time off work to recover after suffering injury, a successful compensation claim could help reimburse treatment fees, lost earnings, or even fund the cost of another excursion.
Many tourists could have suffered injury on holiday
In the five years leading up to 2006, data published by an insurance provider suggested that approximately one million individuals had suffered an accident while on an activity holiday. Of these respondents, more than 282,000 claimed their incidents resulted in them being seriously harmed, while approximately 605,000 stated they had sustained minor injuries during these excursions.
Moreover, the data suggested that those aged between 18 and 24 could be more likely than other tourists to suffer an accident abroad, showing that almost 20% of injuries on activity holidays involved this age group.
Although the majority of British tourists are unlikely to suffer personal injury on an activity holiday, this research demonstrates that these excursions can be dangerous. However, if you were adversely affected while on a trip abroad, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your suffering.
If someone else was responsible for your injuries – for example, if an instructor provided inadequate training, supervision, protective clothing, or conducted the activity in unsafe weather conditions – you may be able to make a holiday accident claim through Seth Lovis & Co.
Claiming holiday accident compensation
At Seth Lovis & Co, we have helped numerous tourists claim compensation after suffering due to the negligence of another individual. We have extensive knowledge of this subject area and will strive to help those adversely affected receive damages.
To find out if you could benefit from our team of holiday accident solicitors, please send us an online enquiry form or contact us today on 0370 218 4025.