You may have heard rumours that travel accident compensation is far trickier to claim than standard personal injury claims. In some cases, this is true – laws vary from country to country and jetting off abroad can mean that the cause of your holiday-related injury isn’t unlawful at your destination of choice.
That being said, when you book package holidays through UK travel agencies, they have a lawful obligation to guarantee your health and safety while you are abroad. Package holidays typically cover travel and accommodation, meaning that these elements of your journey are covered by UK law.
But what about holiday accidents on excursions and tours?
As with your package holiday, if you book a sightseeing or activity excursion through your tour operator, it is their responsibility to look after you during this trip or tour.
From the coach journey to the pursuits you take part in, if your holiday accidents were caused during your trip at no fault of your own, you may be able to pursue a claim for travel accident compensation.
What do you need to consider?
Just as with most other personal injury claims, the incident that caused your injury must have occurred within the last three years.
You must also have proof that the holiday accidents were no fault of your own. You can strengthen your argument in this case by taking photographs at the time of the incident that clearly show the reason you sustained injury.
Other proof of your injury will also support your case. This can include medical documentation including records of treatment you received for your injury while on holiday and following your return to the UK.
Who can help with your claim?
Travel accident compensation claims can be complex and time consuming. It is best to seek advice from a team of experts who are experienced in dealing with holiday-related personal injury claims.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that works has an extensive legal team to offer victims of personal injury specialised support.
Working on a no win no fee basis, Accident Advice Helpline will assess your claims eligibility prior to assigning your case to a suitable solicitor.
Make use of the compensation calculator on Accident Advice Helpline’s website today, or speak directly with a member of the team via their 24/7 helpline. With no pressure to pursue your claim, you have nothing to lose.
Date Published: November 26, 2013
Author: David Brown