Get the medical treatment you need after being attacked.
Physical and sexual assault aren't something you ever want to think about for your trip, but the unfortunate truth is that these attacks happen way too often to travelers. That's why we're here to help you. While some destinations have higher incidents than others, no destination is immune.
To add complexity to already horrific circumstances, the laws and customs of some countries can see innocent victims imprisoned, so knowing what to do following an attack can be difficult.
If you’ve been assaulted overseas, all of World Nomads travel insurance policies have the following benefits which can help patch you up and get you on the road to recovery:
Depending on the policy you buy and your Country of Residence, you may also be covered for counselling following an assault - the policy wording will have full details.
If you’re injured, hospitalised or suffer psychological trauma as a result of an assault, you, a member of your traveling party, or a friend or a close relative must contact our 24/7 Emergency Assistance Team as soon as reasonably possible to confirm cover, manage costs and any potential claim.
Our Emergency Assistance Teams have experience understanding and liasing with medical providers on the ground, so that you can get the care you need, when you need it.
Travel insurance is designed for when things unexpectedly happen to you. If you pick a fight and end up coming out worse for wear, we're going to take that into account and may decide you won't be covered because you've put yourself at risk. All policies have limitations, conditions and exclusions, which are explained fully in the policy wording.
If during your trip you are assaulted and suffer injury or psychological trauma, we’ll pay your expenses to visit a psychiatrist or registered counsellor overseas, up to the amount shown in the Summary of Cover.
Please note: coverage depends on your Country of Residence and on the level of cover, Standard vs Explorer, you have selected. For example, US residents are not covered for counselling under World Nomads policies.
If you’re a victim of an assault (e.g., mugging, kidnapping or hijack) and suffer an injury or psychological trauma, you must report the event to local police or other relevant authority as soon as possible and provide a copy of the written evidence to verify your claim.
If you’re a victim of an assault (e.g., a mugging, kidnap or hijack) and suffer a severe injury or psychological trauma, we may cover you if the medical practitioner overseas and our Emergency Assistance team agree that its medically necessary to repatriate you home. Cover will be up to the cost of an economy class airfare and related traveling expenses, as approved by us.
Please note: coverage depends on your Country of Residence and on the level of cover, Standard vs Explorer, you have selected.
You will be covered for any sexually transmitted diseases or sexually transmitted infections; however, this will ONLY be covered when contracted through an assault.
About World Nomads
World Nomads polices are designed by travelers for travelers to provide simple and flexible travel insurance. Featuring coverage for more than 200 activities, you can get a quote, claim, or extend your policy online at www.worldnomads.com. All the information we provide about travel insurance is a summary only. It does not include all terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions of the travel insurance plans described. Coverage may not be available for residents of all countries, states or provinces. Please carefully read your policy wording for a full description of coverage.
It’s essential that you contact our Emergency Assistance Teams as soon as possible so that they can assess the situation according to location and local laws, and then triage accordingly.
So that our Emergency Assistance Teams can assist you quickly, please be ready with the following:
During my holiday in Sydney , Australia, I was physically assaulted by a man while jogging. The attacker approached me and severely punched me in a face. I fell on the ground and almost lost consciousness with blood coming out of my right eye and nose. I was laying on cement pathway crying and screaming for help. Shortly after, I was seen by group of teenagers walking nearby and they ran to help me. Those people called an ambulance and police. I was taken to hospital and had x-rays and other medical treatments provided. My right eye orbit was broken and I was advised by doctors to have a risky and complicated surgery on low eye orbit to prevent possible vision loss and other complications.
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