Sometimes it is necessary to pack all or part of your medication in your check-in baggage. Here is what you should do if your baggage is lost with medication inside.
What to do if your baggage is lost with medication inside
Ideally, you should keep medication you require during your holiday in your hand luggage.
Please note: to prevent delays while going through airport security, keep all medication, syringes, etc. in their original packaging and take a supporting letter from your GP or a prescription with you to prove that the medication was prescribed to you.
There are, however, times when this may not be possible. If this was the case and your baggage is lost with medication inside:
- Report the loss of your baggage to relevant airport authorities immediately
- Inform them that the baggage contains required medication and finding it is urgent
If your baggage is lost with medication inside, you may be unable to obtain replacement medication at your destination. This, of course, could ruin your holiday unless your baggage is found and returned to you quickly.
Ill on holiday
If this happened to you, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation. You could also qualify for travel injury compensation if:
- You contracted food poisoning or other preventable infections
- Sustained injuries in an accident on a plane or at your hotel, for example
We, Accident Advice Helpline, boast over 16 years’ experience in processing travel illness and injury claims. This experience allows us to offer you expert travel illness advice and help you secure the compensation you are entitled to hassle-free, efficiently and quickly.
We are a nationwide law firm with an in-house team of highly qualified, experienced solicitors dedicated to helping people like you get compensation for their injuries. Operating strictly on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, we can help you:
- Confirm your eligibility to claim
- Establish who is liable for your travel injury or illness
- Gather evidence to support your claim
- Bring your claim to a swift and satisfactory conclusion
To get useful travel injury advice and enlist our support, please do not hesitate to call our freephone helpline right now. Calls are obligation-free and any details you provide will be treated with utmost confidentiality.
The numbers to call from any UK landline phone or your mobile respectively are 0800 689 0500 and 0333 500 0993. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week all year round.
Date Published: May 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice