It is an unfortunate possibility that during a holiday break something can happen to a person, and a personal injury claim as a result of a slip or trip on the beach, or an accident while swimming by the beach can be hard to deal with. That is why, at Accident Advice Helpline, one of the services that we offer is beach accident abroad advice.
It is seen as more difficult to file a compensation claim whilst abroad, and this is because the holiday maker is subject to the laws of the country that they are visiting. There is, however, a set of regulations to help a person who has suffered an accident abroad. The help is in the form of the 1992 Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tour Regulations. These regulations are in place to assist holiday makers who may have had an accident and require legal help to pursue their rightful claim for compensation when they are back in the UK.
The holiday tour operator, or any company that a person deals with while on their holiday, will have a legal duty of care towards their customers. Accidents on the beach cover a range of potential claim situations including injury that may have happened on a day excursion, water sport accidents, and injuries sustained while on a boat. For further information regarding the cases that are eligible for claims do not hesitate to seek advice from our injury claim lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline. It is helpful to remember that we operate a 24-hour helpline, and therefore we are able to receive calls regarding accidents abroad at any time during or after the holiday.
In order to strengthen the validity of an injury claim is it advisable to collate as much evidence as possible regarding the claim. Immediately seek the help of a medical professional by visiting the doctor or the local hospital. Take photographs of the injury itself, and in some cases it is helpful to photograph the area in which the injury was sustained; for example if you tripped upon an item that was left lying around by a company, then it is advisable to make a visual record of this before the item is removed from the scene, even in the form of writing down the address or location and sketching the scene of the accident.
Any witnesses to the incident should be approached and their details recorded; taking their names and numbers will further reinforce the claim and help the overall process to run more smoothly. If any doubt remains as to the validity of the claim contact our accidental injury specialists by phone or email.
Accident Advice Helpline is there to help. Free professional advice is available, no money is needed to start the claim and all claims are undertaken on a no win, no fee* basis. Whether it is to find out your rights when in a foreign country, or simply to enquire as to the best step to take next, there is no risk in contacting us. To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: December 30, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident abroad