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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    How to ensure your travel related accident claim is valid


    A travel related accident claim can be a complicated and often fraught business. It is important that, whilst recognising that just because an accident occurs whilst you are travelling does not mean you should shrug it off, you are aware of the importance of presenting a strong, well-argued case with plenty of evidence.

    What sort of evidence will I need to make a travel related accident claim

    Details of the accident:

    Just about anything and everything you can think of about the incident that caused your holiday injuries can be beneficial to your case. In particular, try and have a clear memory and understanding of the following:

    • The date of the accident
    • What time of day the accident on holiday occurred
    • Where the incident happened
    • As much detail of what happened as possible

    You will also need to think about possible causes of the holiday accident. In order for your travel related accident claim to be successful, you will need to be able to show that your injuries were suffered as the result of negligence of someone else or that it was their fault in some other way.

    Evidence:

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    Wherever possible, you want to gather proof to support your travel related accident claim. This proof can take many forms, including:

    –  Witness statements: These need to be collected as soon as possible and ideally in the immediate aftermath of the incident occurring. The more you have, the better but be aware that statements submitted a long time after the accident are likely to be viewed with a certain amount of suspicion and cynicism.

    –  Photographs: Pictures of both the site of your accident on holiday and the subsequent injuries incurred can help show that a certain area was unsafe, and the extent of the damage caused.

    –  Reports of medical treatment: This is a vital part of the claims process as, in order for your claim for accident compensation to have a chance of success, you will need to show that your injuries required medical treatment. A professional report leaves no room for argument or interpretation in terms of the extent of the injuries suffered on holiday.

    It is always best to seek expert advice before proceeding with any claim. Accident Advice Helpline, the choice of consumer champion Esther Rantzen, has over a decade of experience in these sorts of claims, as well as car accidents, injuries at work and public slips, trips, and falls.

    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: November 10, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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