Compensation claim: package vs. individual holiday
Your compensation claim can be different whether you are on a package holiday or travelling individually. Our solicitors are here to help you in both situations. Call us now on freephone 0800 083 5045.
Package holiday vs. individual travelling
This short guide explains you the differences in a compensation claim when you have been injured in a package holiday or during individual travels.
Deny an early offer
If you have been involved in an accident, the travel company, a restaurant owner or another party at fault might want to make you an early compensation offer. Don't accept it! Explain that you want to seek legal representation first.
You have the right to seek legal representation and they can usually help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us to establish your full legal position.
Package holiday booked outside the UK
It doesn't matter if you've booked your holiday inside the UK or outside the UK. If you have been involved in an accident and it was due to someone else's negligence, we can help you to claim compensation.
If you've booked your holiday in the UK, travel insurance is usually included in a package holiday and you don't need to get separate insurance. However, you should always read your booking information carefully to make sure you have the cover you need. If your booked trip starts at a different location, you might need insurance for travelling there and back and for flight arrangements to come back to the UK in an emergency.
You might want to invest in a travel insurance when travelling individually. Especially if you are outside of EU countries, you have to make sure you have medical insurance. Medical emergencies abroad can quickly cost several thousand pounds. A travel insurance should offer at least £2 million medical cover. Make sure that your insurance covers your transport back to the UK too.
Accident or illness caused by a hotel or restaurant.
If the hotel or restaurant were arranged by your travel agency, we can claim from their insurance.
If the hotel or restaurant are outside of your holiday package, e.g. if you went to a bar individually in the evening, your claim will be made against the party liable, not against the travel agency.
We will claim from the insurance of the liable party.
- In both cases, you have the right to claim for compensation and you can choose a UK lawyer to represent your case. Contact us to establish your full legal position.
Causes for accidents abroad
Whether you are on a package holiday or travelling individually, we can help you establish your full legal position and help you with free legal advice.
We often help clients who are involved in one of the following accidents:
*sources: Citizens Advice
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