The last thing you want to be worrying about when you are on holiday is having an accident, but unfortunately, accidents do happen overseas. If you’ve had an accident on a foreign holiday trip, you may be able to make a claim for travel accident compensation.
Types of accident on a foreign holiday trip
There are many types of accidents that you may be able to claim for following a trip abroad. Possible examples include:
- Transportation accidents, including road traffic accidents, ferry, boat, cruise and aeroplane accidents
- Food poisoning and other infectious illnesses
- Slips, trips and falls
- Sports injuries, such as skiing or water sport accidents
Possible injuries caused by an accident on a foreign holiday trip include broken bones, bruising, whiplash, joint dislocations, lacerations and paralysis.
How can I make a claim?
Many people have accidents while travelling abroad, but not everyone will be eligible for compensation. There are certain qualifying criteria in place and in order to make a successful travel claim, your case should comply with the following statements:
- You had an accident or experienced illness abroad within the last 3 years
- The accident was not your fault
- You have relevant paperwork and statements to back up your case
Accident Advice Helpline employs lawyers with expertise in handling travel accident compensation claims, road traffic accident compensation, work accident claims and slip, trip and fall compensation. They will take care of all the hard work, all you need to do is to provide them with the relevant information.
For example, where and when the incident took place and the necessary documents to support your case such as a witness statement and a letter from the doctor who treated you.
It is important that you are able to prove that the injuries or illness you suffered were caused by factors beyond your control, such as the negligence of another individual or a managing firm.
Accident Advice Helpline works on a no win, no fee basis and in most cases, clients do not have to attend a court hearing. The firm has an excellent reputation and is backed by popular TV personality, Esther Rantzen.
It is more complex to pursue a claim overseas than it is at home. However, Accident Advice Helpline has experience in dealing with overseas accident claims and their legal team could help you to get the compensation you deserve.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: November 10, 2013
Author: David Brown