Compensation may be a universal entity, but this doesn’t mean that you will go through the same claims process and receive the same amount of money if you make a claim in different countries.
There are similarities between compensation legislation in different countries; however, there are often different qualifying criteria and the value of a payout may vary considerably from one nation to another.
If you’ve been injured abroad and you’re thinking of claiming for a travel accident, you may wish to seek advice from the injury lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline, rather than tackling the convoluted process yourself.
What is liability and how does it vary in different countries?
Liability relates to who is at fault for an accident or injury; if, for example, you get injured at work as a result of being given faulty protective equipment by your manager, your employer should accept liability.
Liability can sometimes be difficult to determine and there are grey areas. In one country, liability may be pinned to one party, while in another the situation may be different.
If you’ve been injured abroad or you were involved in a holiday accident and you are thinking of claiming compensation, contact Accident Advice Helpline. The process for claiming for accidents overseas in different countries differs to the claims process for accidents in the UK and our expert personal injury lawyers will oversee all the hard work.
Claiming compensation can be a time-consuming and complex process, and asking the experts for advice can help to make the process a lot more efficient and less stressful.
How can I find out more about making a claim?
If you’ve been injured in a different country, report the incident to the relevant authorities and seek medical advice. Write down all the details of the accident while they are fresh in your mind. Take photographs of any injuries and anything else that may be useful to build your case, such as vehicles involved in a road accident or slip and trip hazards in a hotel.
Once you have gathered all the relevant information together, call Accident Advice Helpline. Initially, you will chat to one of our friendly advisors about your travel accident claim. If you meet the qualifying criteria and you wish to press on with a personal injury claim, you will be referred to one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: April 6, 2016
Author: Accident Advice