Doncaster, England -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/17/2015 -- According to recent research released by Post Office Travel Insurance, during this year so far 38% of travellers have suffered an injury or harm whilst on holiday. Most people would be surprised that such a significant proportion of holiday-makers are affected. Of course many of the injuries are relatively minor. The most common afflictions include insect/animal bites (25% of those affected), people suffering from food poisoning (14%) and extreme sunburn (8%), but even some of these injuries may be more serious. The absolutely essential step in all these cases of injury is to seek appropriate medical attention.
Some holiday-makers may have sustained injury as a result of sheer accident. However, some people are involved in holiday accidents which may well have been preventable. People can be injured because of the negligence of another person or organisation meant to be responsible for their safety. For example on package holidays, holidaymakers may have been given poorly-maintained accommodation or equipment which has led to them being hurt. In cases such as this, the holiday provider or tour operator could be to blame, not the individual.
When holiday accidents or injuries are not the fault of the traveller, the individuals may be able to make a claim and may require legal support. The Accident Team is a professional body of legal experts, dedicated to obtaining justice for those affected by injury, including accidents sustained whilst on holiday. A spokesperson had this to say:
"A holiday is a time when people deserve to relax, a time to which they may have been looking forward for a year or even longer. Being affected by injury when on holiday can be more upsetting and traumatic than at other times. In cases where an injury was not your fault and you wish to claim, having good legal support is essential. Holiday injury claims, especially those incurred overseas, can be complex. If you have been injured on holiday and want a quality legal service, we are committed to extending our expertise to you. We can help you achieve compensation appropriate to the trauma sustained and recover expenses such as medical costs. "
(The) Accident team
Company name: The Accident Team
Contact person: John McQuater
Address: 8 Hall Gate