In 2016, approximately 2.3 million British nationals visited Portugal.
Our leading accident abroad claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you have been involved in an accident in Portugal and it was due to someone else’s negligence, contact us for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee Portugal accident claim solicitors
Almost all of our accident abroad cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Portugal accidents explained
Accidents can happen everywhere, including when on a holiday in Portugal. If you have been injured while in Portugal and it was due to someone else's negligence, you have the following rights:
- You have the same rights as you have in the UK.
- You have the right to claim compensation.
- You can choose a legal representative from the UK to help you with your claim.
Most common causes and types of accidents in Portugal
Slips, trips and falls are among the most common accidents that happen during holidays. Other accidents we can usually help with include:
- Road traffic accidents
- Accidents in hotels
- Accidents leading to fatal injuries
- Accidents whilst on a cruise ship
- Slips and trips in public places
These accidents result in different kinds of injuries. Our clients most commonly seek compensation for:
What can I claim for?
Getting involved in an accident whilst in Portugal can lead to more complications, such as you and your family being unable to travel home at the planned time or requiring additional transport to the mainland from portuguese islands such as Madeira or the Azore Islands.
If you have been injured in an accident in Portugal which was due to someone else's negligence, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Damages, such as transport home or to the main island
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
- Rehabilitation and treatment
I have an emergency, how can I contact the British Government?
If you need urgent help from the British Government, e.g. in one of the following cases, you can contact the British Embassy on +351 21 392 4000:
- You've been attacked
- You've been arrested
- Someone died
For more information about UK help and services in Portugal, read the foreign travel advice for Portugal by the British Government
Do I have to pay for medical treatment in Portugal?
Make sure you have your European Health Insurance Card with you. It gives you access to health care in Europe. Because the law is likely to change with Brexit, we refer you to the NHS for more information on the current situation.
Before using private healthcare facilities abroad, make sure to speak to your travel insurance company or private health insurance to see if private health care in Portugal is covered and if advanced payment is needed.
Who is liable for my injury in Portugal?
If you booked an individual holiday yourself, your claim will usually be made against the insurance company of the liable party, e.g. a hotel, a driver or a hospital. If you have booked a package holiday from the UK, your claim may be made against the tour operator or travel agent. Contact us for free legal advice and to establish your full legal position.
How much can I claim for an accident in Portugal?
It completely depends on your injury and the impact it has on your life. If the injury was caused due to someone else's negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online personal injury claims calculator.