Sadly, accidents usually happen when you least expect them and if you’re abroad, they can be even more traumatic. If you’ve been involved in an accident abroad or you’ve suffered illness while on holiday and you weren’t to blame, Accident Advice Helpline can help you to claim travel accident compensation.
Whether you’re travelling the world on an adventure of a lifetime, jetting off for a romantic weekend away or heading to a sunny beach for a family holiday, travel accidents are the last thing you want to think about, but sadly, many people find themselves dealing with injuries and illnesses abroad. Examples of travel accidents include:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Food poisoning
- Flying, boat and cruise accidents
- Car crashes abroad
Can I make a travel accident claim?
If you’ve been injured overseas or you became ill while you were on holiday and you can prove that you weren’t to blame, you should be able to claim compensation. Compensation can be used to cover the cost of disrupted travel plans, medical care and lost earnings.
Compensation is not always available for every travel accident or incident abroad and it is important to ensure you have the right evidence to support your case.
Will the language barrier affect my claim?
Accident Advice Helpline has expertise in handling travel claims and they will take care of all the leg work, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. All the lawyers need you to do is provide them with the relevant information and documentation and they will handle your claim with professionalism and expertise.
If you’ve been in an accident abroad or you want to make a claim for an illness you suffered while overseas, it’s advisable to collect as much information as possible. Note down the exact details of the incident, ask eyewitnesses for contact details and seek medical attention. Statements from doctors and witnesses can be used by personal injury lawyers to back up your claim. It’s also a good idea to keep travel receipts and details of lost earnings. If you’re struggling with the language barrier at the time of the incident, keep records and details in the original language, so that they can be translated. If you are dealing with services, such as the police force, ask if there is a translator available and ensure that everything is written down.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice