If you are considering pursuing a claim for travel accident compensation, you may be concerned about the different compensation laws in different countries, and the effect this has on your ability to pursue a travel accident claim.
Are there different compensation laws in other countries?
Indeed, all countries are subject to different compensation laws. In fact in some areas of the world, it is less a case of different compensation laws and more a case of no compensation laws at all.
When you attempt to make a claim with a business abroad, their different compensation laws and way of life can be somewhat of an issue. This goes without mentioning the language barrier, which can make the travel accident compensation process particularly difficult.
Claiming compensation for accidents on holiday
There are ways to improve your ability to claim travel accident compensation, should the worst occur on your holidays.
When you book a holiday through a UK holiday company, every element of the break you booked through them is protected under UK law. This means that the different compensation laws, in whichever country you visit, do not affect you.
Therefore, if you slip due to poor hotel maintenance and you booked your hotel through a UK travel company, you can claim. If you experience an accident on a day trip that you booked through your holiday rep, you can claim. If you experience food poisoning on your all-inclusive sojourn, you can claim.
Travel company liability
Initially, it may seem unjust to place blame on your UK holiday company, after all, wasn’t it the kitchen’s fault you sustained food poisoning?
While this is true, to an extent, when you book your holiday through a UK holiday company, you can infer that they endorse any hotel, transport or excursion package they sell to you.
In the case that these aspects of your holiday cause you to experience a travel-related illness or injury, they have failed in their legal obligation to ensure your health and safety.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have suffered an accident or illness on holiday through no fault of your own, and you feel you have a genuine case to claim travel accident compensation, speak with one of our specialist advisors at Accident Advice Helpline.
To receive a free initial consultation and determine your eligibility to claim, regardless of different compensation laws, call Accident Advice Helpline today on freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: April 6, 2016
Author: Accident Advice