When on holiday there is a certain amount of red tape to overcome if an accident occurs and a personal injury claim is filed. As in most cases the legalities are tied up with the law of the country where the person is taking their holiday, which can leave the potential claimant asking the question, “who do I claim against for a beach accident abroad?”
In general is it more difficult to make a claim for an accident abroad and the respective countries’ laws can affect the amount that the claimant is entitled to. There is, however, a regulation 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 are dealt with properly by a UK-based law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline.
Who is to blame?
A duty of care is a legal requirement placed upon the tour operator and any company associated with it. For instance, if a person suffers an injury whilst taking part in water sports, and the activity has been arranged by the hotel or another company directly related to the holiday tour operator, then it is quite possible that there is a valid compensation claim available to the claimant.
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 and bring accountability to 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 this is the case Accident Advice Helpline will take sufficient steps to ensure the claimant gets the compensation that they are entitled to.
Get the ball rolling
It is quite possible that a person has organised their own holiday, without the help of a UK-based tour operator. In these cases the claim for compensation would be subject to the laws of the relevant country, and the claim will have to be made there. In these instances our specialist lawyers are available to help anyone who finds themselves in this confusing and unwelcome position. 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 who will guide clients through the process of claiming for compensation.
Phoning or contacting Accident Advice Helpline via email, or filling in the short form on our website, will get the ball rolling and alleviate any undue stress for the claimant. We offer free legal advice and all cases are undertaken on a no win, no fee* basis, so making a query about a person’s rights in a foreign country could not be easier.
Whether the accident on the beach occurred as a trip or fall, or whether it happened as a result of any circumstance where a company’s negligence is to blame, finding out if there is a valid claim is made easier by our helpful staff. To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: December 28, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident abroad