If you’ve been injured abroad and you were involved in travel accidents, which were not your fault, it may be possible to claim whilst being overseas. Travel accident compensation is usually available in cases where holidays or adventure trips are organised by UK operators and accidents are linked to negligence on their part. If you would like expert advice on claiming holiday accident compensation, why not give Accident Advice Helpline a call?
What is the process when claiming compensation whilst being overseas?
If you’ve been involved in an accident abroad and you were not to blame, write down all the details of the incident, ask any eye witnesses for their contact details so that they can provide a statement, take photographs of any hazards and injuries and seek medical advice. The information you gather after the accident could help to support your case if you do choose to claim whilst being overseas.
Once you have the relevant information, contact Accident Advice Helpline to discuss your claim with an advisor. Our friendly team will be able to tell you whether or not you have a viable holiday accident claim and guide you through how the process works and what it entails.
If you do have a valid case for travel accident compensation, our experienced personal injury lawyers will take on the hard work, so you can rest and recover, they will contact the relevant UK-based travel agency and gather all the information and evidence related to your accident. We work on a no win, no fee basis, so you won’t be liable for costs if your claim is rejected. In most cases, we are able to consult with clients over the telephone and the majority of clients do not have to go to court.
How much could I claim?
The amount of compensation you can claim depends on the nature of the accident, the severity of your injuries and the impact the accident has had on your mental and physical health and your ability to work. Other factors, such as whether or not you have financial dependants and the potential implications for future employment, will also be taken into account.
If you would like to find out more about making a travel injury claim, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a UK landline or 0333 500 0933 from a mobile.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown