Saving hard all year for your summer holiday means you’re definitely looking forward to relaxing and fun in the sun. The last thing anyone expects is to be injured on holiday, and whilst some injuries, such as being stung by a jellyfish on the beach, can’t be avoided, others could happen due to somebody else’s negligence.
If you’ve booked a package holiday abroad, your tour operator may be held liable if you’re injured at your hotel or resort – for example, if you suffer from food poisoning after eating at the hotel restaurant or are injured on an organised excursion.
Injuries on holiday are not uncommon, and if your luxury 4-star break in Thailand or your cruise in the Caribbean has been ruined due to an accident abroad, the good news is that you may be able to claim personal injury compensation which could compensate you not only for your pain and suffering but also for the cost of your holiday.
What injuries could occur?
Various different types of injury could occur in accidents on holiday, for example:
- You could be injured by objects falling off scaffolding if building works are taking place at your accommodation
- Children could be injured at the hotel playground
- Cuts and bruises after a slip or trip
- Food poisoning after eating at the buffet restaurant
- Injured after diving into the pool – for example if the water is not deep enough
- Burned or electrocuted by faulty equipment or sockets in your hotel room
Your first priority is obviously your health, and you may need to seek medical treatment from a GP or spend time in hospital recovering from your injuries.
Since 2000, we have successfully helped hundreds of customers to claim compensation after accidents on holiday, so call us to find out if you have a viable claim.
Don’t worry about talk of ‘compensation culture’ here in the UK. We believe that if you’ve been injured and somebody else (such as a member of hotel staff) is to blame, you are entitled to claim personal injury compensation.
We’ve helped people claim for everything from minor injuries like bruises and broken bones to serious head injuries that have resulted in permanent disability. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and get expert advice from our personal injury advisers, on a confidential, no-obligation basis.
There are no upfront fees to pay, as our lawyers provide a 100% no win, no fee service.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen