Travel Trauma: What To Do If You Are Hurt While Traveling

Traveling can be an unforgettable time for work or leisure, but sometimes accidents happen. If you get injured or sick on a trip — especially in an unknown area with different rules and norms — the circumstances can make the situation more stressful. Knowing what to do in an emergency can help ease nervousness and prepare you for whatever happens.

First, inform friends and family of any travel plans. At least one trusted person should know your whereabouts to make certain that you arrive and come back safely. You should also be prepared and have emergency numbers in your phone to save time searching if you need to use them.

When packing, it is helpful to bring a small first-aid kit that contains essentials and any necessary medications. The kit can cover minor cuts and scrapes without taking too much time out of your itinerary for treatment.

Additionally, being well-informed about where to find help will save time and energy should you be in a medical emergency. Research the surroundings to identify any medical facilities nearby. If you are traveling for leisure, organize your agenda ahead of time to figure out daily plans and account for safety measures.

Try to avoid harm and illness by being aware of your surroundings at all times. Responsible behavior can keep you safe and decrease the risk of injury. If you are seriously injured or become ill while traveling, seek medical help. Being prepared and educated on how to respond to stressful situations in a healthy way can help ease the stress if something goes wrong. Make sure to check out the infographic for more information and tips.

Author bio: Donald J. Nolan is a nationally acclaimed lawyer and founder of Nolan Law Group, which has become one of the nation’s most prestigious and well-recognized plaintiff firms. In the area of aviation law, Nolan has represented the rights of victims and families in air disasters around the world. His work has led to the redesign of several safety systems and defective components of major commercial and general aviation aircraft.

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