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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    Who do I Claim Against for a Beach Accident Abroad?

    If, when on holiday abroad, you suffer an accident on the beach that is not your fault but is due to an act or failing of another person or organisation, you may be in a strong position to claim compensation. However, the question will quickly arise, “Who do I claim against for a beach accident abroad?” This may not be that clear cut and identifying the responsible party may be difficult.

    To assist with gathering evidence it is advisable to get someone with you to obtain as much information at the scene as possible. The names of any witnesses should be recorded and photographs taken of any equipment involved. This evidence will certainly be required if a personal injury claim is to be successfully pursued.

    In general it is more difficult to make a claim for an accident abroad and a country’s laws can affect the amount that the claimant is entitled to. There is, however, legislation in place to ensure that each case is dealt with fairly and objectively. The Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tour Regulations (1992) are in place to ensure that any genuine injury claims for accidents that have taken place while in a foreign country can be dealt with properly by a UK-based law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline.

    Who is to blame?

    A duty of care to clients is a legal requirement of a tour operator and any company associated with it. For instance, if a person suffers an injury whilst taking part in water sports, and the hotel or another company, directly related to the holiday tour operator, has arranged the activity then it is quite possible that a compensation claim can be made.

    Who the claim is filed against will be an issue that can be dealt with by accident claim specialists. Our expertise in this field will enable us to pursue the claim properly against the relevant company. It may be that the tour operator in the UK is responsible for the negligent actions that resulted in an accident. If that is the case Accident Advice Helpline will pursue the case to obtain fair compensation for the injured party.

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    If an individual has organised his or her own holiday without the help of a UK-based tour operator, the claim for compensation would be subject to the laws of the respective country and the claim would have to be made there. In such instances our specialist lawyers are available to help in this confusing and unwelcome situation. When asking, “Who do I claim against for a beach accident abroad?” it is best to submit the details of the accident to our friendly and helpful staff for an opinion. They will advise if there are sufficient grounds to proceed and guide a claimant through the process of initiating and pursuing a claim.

    At Accident Advice Helpline we offer free legal advice and all cases are undertaken on a no win no fee* basis.

    Date Published: March 13, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.