Just as when you are involved in a road traffic accident or an accident at work, you have the right to compensation if you are injured or become ill as a result of an accident overseas. If you have had an accident abroad, you may be eligible for travel accident compensation.
How do I know if I have a travel accident claim?
There are many different types of accidents and injuries that come under the umbrella of travel accident claims; examples include:
- Infectious illnesses and food poisoning
- Slips, trips and falls
- Road traffic accidents, boat and bus accidents and aeroplane accidents
- Watersports injuries
There are restrictions and qualifying criteria in place for travel accident compensation, and a solicitor will be able to tell you if you have a valid case for a claim. Accident Advice Helpline uses a very quick and simple 30 second test to show clients whether it is worth their pursuing a case; if you answer yes to these questions, you should contact the legal experts:
- Have you had a travel accident within the last three years?
- Was the accident somebody else’s fault?
- Are you able to provide evidence to support your claim?
What difficulties can be encountered by people making a holiday accident claim?
Claiming for accidents abroad is more difficult than making a claim in the UK, as there may be different laws in the country you visited, the legal processes may be more long-winded and there may be differences in the qualifying criteria. In some cases, you may only be able to make a claim if you experienced an injury or illness within the hotel grounds, for example, and for sports injuries you may only be able to claim if the activity was arranged by your tour operator.
In any case, if you have had an accident overseas, it is advisable to contact Accident Advice helpline to see if you could make a travel accident claim. You will be able to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer and if you do decide to proceed with the case, the claims process is very simple and hassle-free. The firm was established over a decade ago and has helped hundreds of people to make successful road traffic accident claims, work accident claims and slip, trip and fall compensation claims.
Date Published: September 3, 2013
Author: David Brown