Going on holiday is a great experience for anyone to look forward to. It doesn’t matter whether you are going abroad or staying somewhere in the UK. Regardless of the type and nature of the holiday you are having, you’ll look forward to it and hope to have a great time while you are there.
Imagine then how disappointing it would be if you suffered an injury while on holiday. It would be even more disappointing if you realised that injury was caused because someone else was negligent in their duties.
How might this happen?
If you are staying in a hotel, a cottage or other holiday property, that property should be in good condition and fit for use. There should be no risk of injury occurring because the individual or company responsible for providing the property did not take every precaution in keeping it safe. Health and safety laws are relevant in the UK, but even if your accident occurred abroad you still have a right to be safe from injury.
You might also be injured while using sporting facilities if they are not up to scratch, or while walking in a local area if the pavements are not in good condition. For example, if you are in holiday in the UK you have just as much right to consider making a compensation claim after catching your foot in a pothole hundreds of miles from home as you would at home.
Are you entitled to consider claiming holiday injury compensation?
Holiday injuries can occur in a variety of circumstances, as we have seen. Every facility and service you use should be provided in safe condition and provide no risk to you. If this is not the case and you believe you have proof that could amount to negligence, you might end up being able to claim holiday injury compensation.
Since this can be difficult to work out on your own, it makes sense to consult a professional injury compensation lawyer who works in this specific area. If you do this you might have a chance to make the claim for compensation that you think you deserve.
Unearthing all the facts is essential, and Accident Advice Helpline could help you do this. All you need to do to get things started is to contact us free of charge by calling 0800 689 0500 now to learn more.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead