When you’re jetting off abroad on the holiday of your dreams, the last thing you want to think about is things going wrong. Ensuring your safety is all part of the planning. Ensuring you are insured and have booked your getaway with a reputable UK holiday company is paramount, should the unthinkable happen and you need to claim travel accident compensation.
According to travel advice by the British Government, British residents do not need a visa to enter Jamaica. Typically, you are free to enter and enjoy the country for up to 90 days.
Following the 90 day period, you will need to apply to the Jamaican Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency to extend your stay.
You will also need a British passport with six months of validity remaining from your date of return to the UK.
As with all faraway destinations there are a number of health risks to consider when planning a holiday to Jamaica. These include illnesses such as yellow fever. You will need to contact your GP, no less than eight weeks before you travel, to make arrangements for your vaccination.
To avoid holiday-related illness while you are away, it is advisable to avoid drinking their water, instead you should purchase bottled water for your refreshment.
Travel accident compensation
If you and/or your family incur injuries or suffer from illness while on holiday, at no fault of your own, you may want to claim travel accident compensation.
When you book your holiday with a UK travel company, all elements of the holiday booked through that operator are protected under UK law, meaning that compensation claims remain a streamlined process.
So long as the holiday took place in the last three years, you are able to prove fault and the consequence of the accident, it is likely that you have a valid case for compensation.
Leave the legalities
Rather than facing the legalities of a travel accident claim yourself, a law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline can work on a no win, no fee basis to take the stress out of the process.
Offering 13 years’ experience and an expert team, you can rest assured, following your holiday accident, that your case is in reliable hands. What’s more, there’s often no need for claimants to even attend court and most cases can be managed on the phone.
To discuss your claim with a member of their expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: January 9, 2014
Author: David Brown