Where are you headed on holiday this year? Whether you’ve booked a Greek Island cruise, two weeks in sunny Spain or are planning on seeing all that the Far East has to offer, the last thing you expect is to suffer a personal injury on holiday.
Whilst you’re more likely to be injured if you’re participating in an activity holiday – such as a hiking or extreme sports break – the potential for personal injury on holiday is always present, no matter how close to home or far-flung your destination.
But there is some good news. Claiming personal injury compensation after an accident on holiday could be an option.
Am I eligible?
If you’ve booked a package holiday, your tour operator takes responsibility for your safety abroad – this means if something goes wrong, like a diving accident on an organised excursion, or a watersports accident during a day out organised by your tour operator – you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation.
One of the most common types of claim is for food poisoning abroad and it may be that your tour operator has ignored food hygiene concerns about accommodation in the past and continued to offer accommodation to guests. If you have suffered nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea after eating at your hotel, Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim the compensation you deserve for your ruined holiday.
There isn’t any specific type of injury which you’re more likely to receive compensation for, but the more severe your injuries, the higher your settlement is likely to be. Severe head injuries suffered after a water-skiing accident could see you awarded a settlement which compensates you for your pain, suffering and the effect your injuries have on your future.
Whilst if you suffer a broken ankle after slipping on a wet floor back at your hotel, you’re likely to make a full recovery, so could receive a smaller settlement. Take the 30-second test on our website right now and you can find out how much compensation you could claim, then get in touch with our expert personal injury advisors for confidential, no-obligation advice.
Don’t go it alone
With more of us than ever before booking accommodation and flights individually online in a bid to get the best deal, it’s important to remember that you won’t be eligible to claim personal injury compensation for an accident abroad if you don’t book a package holiday.
Booked an all-inclusive deal to Majorca and been struck down by gastroenteritis? You could make a claim today – just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and benefit from our 100% no win, no fee service.
Date Published: August 10, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton