Holiday Accident Claims

Have you experienced a holiday accident abroad that wasn’t through any fault of your own? If the incident took place within the past three years, you may be entitled to accident abroad compensation.

Thousands of UK nationals are injured on holiday every year and although you may question the legal duties of a party in a foreign country, you can rest assured knowing that you’re able to make a claim for an injury sustained by another person.

Our solicitors for holiday accidents and illness abroad claims are able to help you if you have been injured while outside of the UK.

We have unrivalled expertise in holiday accident claims and compensation, and recognise that unfortunately, accidents do happen abroad where help at hand is not easily available. When these circumstances arise, we will to help you recover compensation for your injury and losses.

Here at 1Solicitors, we understand the difficulty of experiencing an accident abroad. Whether you’re trying to arrange medical treatment or get holiday accident compensation to cover the medical expenses of being treated in a foreign hospital, we’re always on-hand and provide 24/7 legal support throughout your case.

How are holiday accident claims classified?

Because holiday accidents abroad can vary in terms of damage done to yourself, it can be difficult to classify the types of accident that you could experience.

For that reason, we’d always advise taking photographs of your injuries wherever possible. Not only will this help us to understand the severity of the incident, but it can act as evidence when we fight for accident abroad compensation in Court on your behalf.

What are the causes of holiday injury claims?

Some of the most common types of accident abroad claims come from the following experiences:

  • A slip, trip or fall that was caused by misplaced objects or wet floors
  • Accidents on transportation, including transfers to and from the airport
  • Holiday sickness or food poisoning from meals cooked or prepared in your hotel
  • Defective products, such as vehicles or electrical items, that you used throughout your holiday
  • Injuries caused through sporting accidents, including water sports activities
  • A serious injury abroad
  • A road traffic accident in car or on bike, motorbike, scooter whether you were a driver, passenger or pedestrian
  • Accident in a hotel or a resort such as trip, slip or fall by the pool
  • Accident on transport such as via air, ship or coach
  • A winter sports injury

Who can claim holiday accident compensation?

Anyone who has experienced an injury whilst on holiday that wasn’t their fault can make a claim for holiday accident compensation.

When can I start my holiday accident compensation claim?

If you have been involved in an accident abroad complex rules will determine whether you are able to bring your claim in the Courts of England and Wales.

Our expert team can assist you through the process ensuring that you receive black and white advice to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Some countries have time limits for holiday accident compensation claims so it is advised that you consult with a travel litigation lawyer as soon as possible.

If you are still out of the UK and wish to discuss or start your claim, we can provide you the guidance needed with a view of starting your claim as soon as you wish for us to start.

One of our legal solicitors that specialises in holiday accidents and illness abroad claims will assess your case based on the information provided by you and determine whether or not you have a claim for compensation.

Does it matter which country my accident abroad claims happened in?

Although different countries have varying laws surrounding personal injury, our team specialise in international cases and explain your rights when receiving medical treatment in a foreign country.

Can I make accidents abroad claims for children?

Yes! You’re able to make a claim on behalf of a minor under the age of 18.

Establishing liability for accident abroad claims

In order to begin your claim for a holiday accident abroad, we’ll need to know exactly who was liable for your injury. This can be anyone including hotel staff, leisure activity providers or even the Government.

We specialise in establishing liability for your holiday accident compensation claim. By providing you with the expertise and knowledge of our team, together we’re able to work through your claim and ensure that the person who was at fault is noticed for their wrongdoing.

How much accident abroad compensation could I get?

There are two types of compensation that you may be awarded through a successful claim. These are:

  • General damages – covering the pain and suffering that you experienced throughout your holiday accident abroad.
  • Special damages – including travel expenses, foreign medical treatment costs and the loss of earnings that you had throughout this period.

Making no-win, no-fee claim for your holiday accident abroad

Holiday Accident ClaimsIf you think that you’ve sustained an injury or holiday illness whilst abroad that was through the negligence of another person, we’d love to discuss your accident abroad claim.

Remember that all of our holiday accident claims have a no-win, no-fee policy, so you won’t pay a penny unless your case results in a payout.

To book your initial consultation, call us on 0330 053 7117. Alternatively, you can contact us online and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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