Holiday accidents: Injured on foreign public transport?

You may have heard that travel accident compensation isn’t as straight forward as claiming for personal injuries sustained in the UK. Although this is true to some extent, if you are the victim of a holiday injury or illness, you shouldn’t let it stop you from pursuing your travel accident claim.

The complications surrounding travel accident compensation

It goes without saying that individual countries have different sets of laws. This can make claiming holiday accident compensation slightly more complex, resulting in less streamlined processes.

Due to differing legalities, individuals who book holidays through UK travel companies are more likely to be successful in their claim. This is because travel accident compensation can be claimed from the tour operator itself.

Injuries obtained while using foreign public transport

To claim compensation for a holiday-related injury, your claim is likely to be more straightforward if you are able to prove that your holiday company or hotel was responsible for your injury.

If your injury was obtained on a shuttle bus, aircraft, tour bus or other mode of transport arranged by your travel company, this is a good foundation on which to base your claim. It is important to take photographs of the incident and your injury, as well as keeping any records of medical attention you needed.

Claiming for accidents on holiday that occurred on public transport is far more difficult to process. Cases such as these are highly complex and are likely to be unsuccessful. Speak with a compensation provider to gauge an idea of whether your claim is worth pursuing.

Checking your eligibility

There are a number of factors that will increase the chance of your claim being successful:

  • Your holiday was booked through a UK travel agency
  • The trip took place in the last three years
  • Your injury or illness was at no fault of your own
  • You are able to provide evidence to support your injury or illness

Pursuing your holiday accident claim

Accident Advice Helpline is law firm that offers specialist advice to victims of personal injury.

Considering the complexities surrounding travel accident compensation, it is worth speaking with Accident Advice Helpline and detailing your case to them to evaluate whether or not your claim is likely to be successful.

With no pressure to pursue your case, working on a no win, no fee* basis, Accident Advice Helpline offers the professional support you need.

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