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Travel Insurance Claims - True Stories Just some of the weird and wonderful things that happen to World Nomads travellers while on the road


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Terrible news

Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | Views [1829]

I was travelling in Canada with my fiancée and two days in our trip, I received the terrible news of the loss of my dear mother. We had to return to Greece ASAP and that meant a whole lot of arrangements and a great deal of money amidst the ... Read more >

Tags: canada, compassionate visit, trip interruption

A little too much sun

Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | Views [4086]

Before the four hour sea kayaking tour in Canada I applied SPF 50 sunscreen to protect me from the sun. After the tour I noticed that I had been sunburnt on my face and legs which had been exposed the entire time. Within two days the burns had become ... Read more >

Tags: blisters, canada, sun safety, sunburn

What a Headache!

Thursday, 21 Jan 2010 | Views [2423]

While on a snowboarding holiday in Canada, I was going down a groomed run when I fell forwards. My legs flipped up behind me and as a result, my snowboard hit me in the back of the head. It split open the back of my head and I had to have four staples ... Read more >

Tags: canada, injury, snow, snowboarding

Look both ways, and down...

Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | Views [1237]

I was on the first day of my ski vacation, walking out to the shuttle that takes you to the mountain.   The driveway was snow-covered and icy, so it wasn’t surprising that I fell and twisted my left ankle and couldn’t ski the whole weekend. ... Read more >

Tags: ankle injuries, insurance claim, ski vacation, skiing, travel insurance, true claim stories, world nomads

Just Messin' Around

Saturday, 4 Jul 2009 | Views [2019]

I hit the terrain park at Whistler Resort and was a little too confident on my snowboard.  The first jump I went off landed badly and I hurt my back.  I was whisked away in one of those ski patrol sleds and ambulanced to Whistler Health Care Centre.... Read more >

Tags: canada, health, ski accident, ski patrol, snowboard, travel insurance, true claim stories, whistler, world nomads

In and Out

Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | Views [1230]

While snowboarding in Whistler, Canada I fell on a groomed run dislocating my shoulder. I boarded down to the base of the mountain and caught a Taxi ride to the local hospital where x-rays were taken and my shoulder was relocated. How World Nomads ... Read more >

Tags: canada, insurance claim, shoulder injury, ski accident, travel insurance, true claim stories, world nomads

Next time, shin guards

Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | Views [1541]

I was on a ski holiday practicing my downhill when a snowboarder collided with me out of nowhere. Both my shins caught the sharp edge of his board and cut me right through two layers of pants! I made my way to first aid, and they immediately sent me ... Read more >

Tags: canada, insurance claim, ski accident, snowboarding, travel insurance, true claim stories, world nomads

Ear drum rupture!

Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | Views [2813]

What started out as a garden-variety ear infection turned into an emergency dash to Casualty. Intense pain & excessive bleeding from my ear led me to seek urgent medical treatment from a nearby hospital. The doctor told me I had a ruptured ear drum ... Read more >

Tags: canada, ear drum rupture, true claim stories, world nomads

Ligament Injuries

Friday, 9 May 2008 | Views [1425]

It’s cliché but true: accidents happen all the time but you never count on one happening to you. I was skiing in Canada when I took a fall and injured my left knee. I was taken from the slopes to a local Emergency Centre, in great pain, where they ... Read more >

Tags: canada, claim, injury, medical, skiing, snow, true claim stories, world nomads, x-ray

My passport was stolen

Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [2378]

There is nothing quite like being robbed to sour the end of an otherwise inspiring trip abroad. It was a week before I was due to fly home from Canada and I was out with friends at a nightclub. It was freezing outside, so I had worn my Burton snowboard ... Read more >

Tags: canada, claim, luggage, passports, true claim stories, world nomads


Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [2187] | Comments [2]

I was having an awesome time skiing at Whistler until one morning I woke up feeling unwell, with terrible pain on the right side of my abdomen. After a quick trip to the local medical centre, I was sent for blood work to confirm a diagnosis of appendicitis, ... Read more >

Tags: canada, claim, hospitals & health, injury, medical, true claim stories, world nomads

Unconscious snowboarding accident

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | Views [3009]

I was snowboarding on Blackcomb Mountain when I lost control and crashed — hard. My left arm and head took the brunt of the impact and I was left lying on the slopes, unconscious. When I came too, I knew there was something seriously wrong with my arm.... Read more >

Tags: canada, claim, hospitals & health, injury, medical, skiing, snow, true claim stories, world nomads


Tuesday, 1 Nov 2005 | Views [4085]

I was just about to have sexual intercourse with my girlfriend, she was on top and as I started to penetrate her my Frenulum split near the base. I needed a Frenulectomy to give my Frenulum enough slack to heal.  Anonymous, Canada. How World ... Read more >

Tags: doctors, frenulectomy, hospitals & health, misadventures, ouch!, true claim stories

Kissing the boulder

Tuesday, 1 Mar 2005 | Views [3607]

While skiing at the Sunshine Village resort in Canada, I caught an edge lost control and skiied into a boulder. On impact with the rock I injured both my arms, chipped some teeth and lacerated and fractued part of my jaw. When the medics came to assist ... Read more >

Tags: doctors, hospitals & health, skiing, true claim stories, x-ray



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