Holidays are a time for us to rest and recuperate, and many families are lucky enough to enjoy a trip abroad more than once a year. But if you are involved in an accident or become ill whilst on holiday, it can be a stressful, traumatic time.
With lack of guidance and support, dealing with foreign medical services can be challenging, but there are laws in place to protect you if you suffer an injury or illness whilst on holiday.
Common types of holiday accident claims
Here are some of the most common types of claims for holiday accidents and injuries:
- General accidents could range from slips, trips or falls to food poisoning or even major airline disasters
- Accidents at sea – for example whilst on a cruise ship
- Car or coach accidents abroad
- Food poisoning
- Sports injuries such as skiing or watersports injuries
If you have been affected by any of these types of accidents or incidents, you may be considering claiming for compensation.
Who you claim against will determine how your claim progresses – for example, if you become ill on a cruise ship you may claim against the tour operator.
Expert advice for holiday accident compensation
As you can imagine, there are many different types of claims for accident or injury suffered abroad, and there may well be a language barrier to deal with when speaking to witnesses or medical experts. That’s why you need a professional personal injury lawyer with experience dealing with holiday accident claims working on your behalf.
How we can help
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we know that you’re stressed, frustrated and upset that your holiday didn’t go to plan. You’re probably also worried about claiming for compensation, but there’s no need to be. With our team of personal injury compensation specialists working on your case, and our 100% no win, no fee service, you’re in safe hands.
We are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and backed by Esther Rantzen, TV personality and UK consumer champion, so you know you can trust us. Time differences aren’t an issue either, as our helpline is open 24/7 (it’s free to call in the UK), so you can call us even if it’s 3am where you are, for confidential, no-obligation advice.
Date Published: December 22, 2013
Author: David Brown