With busy work and school schedules, getting away with the family can be difficult. When you do manage to get off on a little jaunt, the last thing you want is to suffer from a camping accident due to electrical faults.
Most campsites provide electricity points so that campers are able to use their electrical items while away on holiday. Depending on the maintenance of this facility, they can cause an electrical faults accident while you are away.
Can I claim travel accident compensation for my campsite injury from electrical faults?
When you are on holiday within the UK, or travelling abroad on a break booked through a UK travel agency, the campsite you visit has a legal responsibility to ensure your health and safety during your stay.
Should you sustain an injury because of electrical faults, the campsite can be seen to have breached their legal requirement, and you may be entitled to claim compensation for the harm you suffered.
What are the conditions?
It is important that the campsite incident in question occurred within the last three years, as there are time limits on all personal injury compensation claims.
You must also need to prove that you are not accountable for the accident that occurred. You can do this by collecting evidence of the electrical faults while on holiday to support your case.
What type of evidence do I need?
When processing a claim for personal injury for an accident that occurred on a campsite, it is helpful to have the following information and evidence:
- A copy of your booking form, stating the dates of your stay
- Photographs of the electricity point that caused your injury
- Photographs of your injury
- Records of any medical treatment received, while away and on your return
- The name, address and contact number of any witnesses
How do I claim travel accident compensation?
First and foremost, it is essential that you check your eligibility to claim. Accident Advice Helpline provides a compensation calculator on their website, which can determine in just 30 seconds the likelihood of your claim succeeding.
Alternatively, Accident Advice Helpline offers a 24/7 phone line for victims of personal injury. If you or a loved one have sustained an injury because of an electrical fault, Accident Advice Helpline will be able to advise you on how to proceed, with no obligation to continue with the claim.
Working on a ‘no-win, no-fee’ basis, with an extensive legal team, Accident Advice Helpline will guarantee your case is delegated to the most suitable personal injury solicitor. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: December 14, 2013
Author: David Brown