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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Can I claim for a beach accident abroad?

    Blessed with fine white sand, stunning landscapes, crystal-clear turquoise waters and breathtaking natural attractions, the most magnificent beaches in the world are in all the major tour operators’ holiday brochures, attracting thousands of British tourists each year. Unfortunately, sometimes holidays go wrong, leaving people with the bad memories of a ruined holiday and possibly life-changing injuries. If you have suffered an accident whilst enjoying your time on a sunny beach far away from the UK, you might be wondering, can I claim for a beach accident abroad? Below, you can find out exactly what you can do.

    Claiming for injuries suffered abroad

    If you have figured in a holiday accident abroad, you are probably confused about how to make your claim. Should you approach a UK solicitor or a lawyer in the country in which your accident occurred? Since we cannot offer you a straightforward answer to this question, we will present all the details you need to know before claiming compensation for a beach accident abroad.

    If the beach activity that led to your accident was part of a package holiday booked in the UK, you can file your claim against the UK tour operator that offered you the package. If you have been injured due to hotel staff’s negligence, you can file your claim against the same tour operator. Although the hotel staff are responsible for implementing adequate health and safety measures, the tour operator that offered you the package holiday should have ensured that the hotel also complies with certain standards. If another British citizen, whilst you were spending time on a beach in another country, has injured you, you can also make your claim in the UK. Since our personal injury solicitors are specialists in package holiday claims, it is recommended that you seek their assistance before pursuing your claim.

    If you cannot link the accident back to the UK, you should not worry. Although you may ask yourself, “can I claim for a beach accident abroad?” you need to know that you have a legal right to make a claim against any person or company responsible for your accident. The only difference is that your claim will be subject to the laws of the country in which your accident took place. Even in this case, you can approach our experts, knowing that they are able to advise you on the best choices for your particular situation.

    Proven expertise in accident abroad claims

    Accident Advice Helpline has a team of efficient, friendly, and dedicated personal injury solicitors who have the expertise and sensibility to handle your case. We are able to deal with any issues that can affect your claim for compensation arising out of a regrettable accident abroad. We also work on an ethical no win no fee basis, which protects you from any fees or costs, whether or not your claim will be successful. If you believe that you have a valid claim for a beach accident aboard, call us on 0800 689 0500 whenever you are ready to speak with our professionals. We are here waiting for your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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    Date Published: February 15, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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