By Euro Weekly News Media • 01 August 2014 • 11:16
Motorbike accidents hit the top of the list for being one of the most expensive travel injury claims for uninsured Brits on holiday.
Brits travelling to Europe and further afield have become lapse in ensuring they are holidaying with the correct travel insurance.
According to a study by TravelSupermarket one of the biggest holiday accident claims is against motorbikes accidents with the average medical bill topping £7,000.00 for those Brits who didn’t plan ahead.
Falling off a bike in the USA or Canada could leave Brits with medical bills of up to an outstanding £18,000.00, almost three times more than in Greece or Cyprus.
Cycling accident claims currently average£6,262.00 and falling or tripping on stairs come in at £2,422.00. These are the second and third most expensive holiday claims according to a report by the Daily Mail.
The study revealed that if you’re bitten by an animal you may want to hope that you are not bitten whilst holidaying in Spain as medical bills are higher for animal bites in Spain than in the majority of other European holiday destinations.
Talking to the Daily Mail, Bob Atkinson, travel expert at TravelSupermarket said, “a quarter of Brits take the ‘incredibly risky’ step of travelling abroad without insurance.”
Many Brits are not aware that when travelling to Europe the EHIC card only guarantees they will receive the same level of care as locals within the county.
Mr Atkinson went on to say, “without a travel insurance policy, you may end up having to pay for treatment with no possibility of recovering costs.”
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