When people go on their holiday the last thing they expect is to receive an injury as a result of someone else, and then have to file a personal injury claim, but if this does happen then the person is entitled to pursue a beach accident abroad claim. Although this type of claim is more difficult than others, the expert advice a person receives at Accident Advice Helpline will put them well on their way to understanding the process and receiving the compensation they are owed. In some cases the claim is subject to the laws of the country that the accident happened in, and this is why the compensation claim can be a little more complicated than a regular UK claim.
Know your rights
Although this might sound distressing, it is worth remembering that there are regulations in place to protect the rights of a person injured abroad. The Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tour Regulation is in place to assist the claimant, and will come into play for a beach accident abroad claim. The regulation helps the victim of the accident to make their claim back in the UK if they have been injured on a foreign package holiday.
The staff and companies involved with the holiday, such as tour operators, hotel staff, or excursion companies, are legally bound to ensure that a duty of care is enforced for each and every guest, and making sure that the facilities are safe and any excursions to the beach run without mishap.
If the holiday was booked as a package holiday from a tour operator in the UK then our expert lawyers will help to initiate the compensation claim. If, however, the holiday was not booked as part of a package holiday in the United Kingdom then the claimant must make their claim in accordance with the laws of the country in which they are injured. In this instance it is advisable to phone our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 and receive free advice from our legal experts at Accident Advice Helpline.
Types of accident
Some of the most frequent accidents on the beach, or in the water, include injuries whilst scuba diving or swimming, injuries while taking part in water sports, a trip or fall on the beach that is not the claimants fault, and injuries to the feet while walking on the beach. In all cases there could be a valid claim for compensation due to the victim of the accident.
When a personal injury claim is made it is helpful that the claimant has sufficient evidence to support their claim. Some of the steps that a person should take include seeing a doctor or visiting a hospital, filling in the details of the accident in an accident logbook, taking the names and number of witnesses to the accident, and taking photographs of the place where the accident happened and the injuries received. Our 100% no win, no fee policy ensures that if the claim is not successful, the claimant will not owe a penny.
Date Published: January 12, 2014
Author: David Brown