Being injured in a foreign country can be difficult both in terms of getting treatment for your injury and working out whether you might be entitled to any compensation. If you are wondering whether you can claim for an injury at a British embassy abroad, then the answer is ‘yes’ but it can be a daunting process. But don’t worry; Accident Advice Helpline is on hand.
Why should I ask Accident Advice Helpline to help me claim compensation for an injury at a British embassy abroad?
- Claiming for an injury that happened in another country can be complicated and requires specific knowledge of how the law applies overseas. A professional company will have the required knowledge of how British law applies to an injury at a British embassy abroad.
- We have more 10 years’ experience in the personal injury field and have dealt with many complex cases in the past.
- Our no win no fee service means that if your claim is not successful, then you will not have to pay any fees. In trickier cases involving injuries overseas, the knowledge that if you don’t win you won’t pay us anything gives you a level of comfort.
- Our friendly advisors will keep you updated every step of the way and will explain everything that is happening in simple terms that you can understand even if you have never claimed compensation before.
Things to remember if you want to claim for an injury at a British embassy abroad
- You can only make a claim if your injury actually happened at the embassy itself because UK law will not apply outside the embassy.
- Most claims need to be made within three years of the injury happening, although there can be exceptions to this rule.
- If any paperwork was completed at the time of your injury at a British embassy abroad, such as a note in an accident book, let your solicitor know so they can try to locate a copy of it as part of your claim.
- Any medical records from treatment in the UK, receipts for costs, and wage slips to record lost earnings can also be useful.
Remember that even though the embassy is in a foreign country, as long as your injury occurred within the embassy, UK law will still apply and you are eligible to make a claim.
For more information about the claims process contact our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0550 or call us on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
You can also take the 30-second test on our website to get an estimate of the value of your claim and read more about the claims process.
Date Published: June 29, 2015
Author: David Brown