If you’ve been injured abroad, you may be thinking about making a claim for compensation. Compensation is awarded to people who have been injured through no fault of their own in the UK, but what happens if you are involved in travel accidents? Is it possible to claim compensation and are you unlikely to be successful in another country?
Are there any countries where injury claims are unlikely to be successful?
In the UK, if you get injured at work, or you sustain injuries in an accident in a public place, you can claim compensation provided that you were not at fault. In other countries, the rules about compensation may be different and this may mean that you’re unlikely to be successful.
In some countries, there is no clear legislation related to claiming compensation and you may not be able to make a claim. If you get injured in a European country, you should find that you can make a claim; however, you may be more unlikely to be successful than at home.
Every country has their own remit when it comes to personal injury compensation. Some countries may be receptive to compensation claims, while others may reject the vast majority of travel claims. Generally speaking, it’s easier to claim in an EU country, but there are other nations where you can make a claim.
What should I do if I’ve been injured abroad?
If you’ve been involved in an accident overseas, and you were not to blame, it’s a good idea to seek expert advice. Even if you think youre unlikely to be successful, it’s worth asking the question.
Accident Advice Helpline has more than 15 years of experience in the injury claims industry. If you’ve got a valid case for holiday accident compensation, our expert personal injury lawyers will do everything they can to try and secure a positive outcome.
In the UK, there are clear rules related to claiming compensation, and these may differ abroad. You may be unlikely to be successful, but you won’t pay solicitor fees if your claim is unsuccessful. We operate a no-win, no-fee* policy.
If you’d like to find out more about making a travel accident claim following an accident abroad, call us now or take our 30-second eligibility test. Our freephone lines are open 24 hours a day on 0800 689 0500 from a landline and 0333 500 0993 from a UK mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice