A holiday injury can completely ruin your holiday, but if the accident in which you sustained your injury was not your fault, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation. You may have hired a car whilst on holiday in another country or perhaps you hired a motorcycle or motorbike which had not been serviced and properly maintained. You can claim personal injury compensation for accidents that were no fault of yours, if you can prove that another person’s negligence was to blame for the accident. If you were injured in a road accident in another EU state, then you may be able to claim compensation reasonably easily, as such accidents are covered by EU 4th and 5th Motor Insurance Directives.
Holiday injury at a hotel
If you booked a package holiday with a UK-based tour operator or travel agent and had an accident at the hotel which was caused by another person’s negligence, then you can make a personal injury compensation claim against the tour operator. The hotel owner would be seen, by law, to be one of the tour operator’s representatives.
You may have fallen over an obstacle which should not have been on a path, perhaps a wheelbarrow or any other gardening implement which should have been put away in its proper place. There may have been some broken paving with no hazard signs in place to warn you of the danger and you could have tripped and broken a limb. You may have been stuck in a hotel lift for some hours which left you psychologically damaged and you may be able to claim for this too, if the experience was so traumatic that it ruined your holiday (this is an example of a psychological injury).
Accident Advice Helpline
If you return from holiday and have suffered a holiday injury, you may need help and advice to make a personal injury compensation claim. That’s where we at Accident Advice Helpline could help you.
We are a law firm with more than 15 years’ experience dealing with all kinds of personal injury compensation claims. We work with a team of solicitors who are personal injury experts, and we can advise you on any injury claim including those for accidents and injuries which happened abroad.
You can visit our website to get more information about us and what we may be able to do for you. You will see that our patron is Dame 30-second test™ which you can take to find out how much you might get in compensation if your claim is successful. However, this is only an estimate as it is not possible to say exactly how much you would get for your claim.
When you have browsed through our site, you may want to call us and discuss your holiday injury compensation claim with one of our advisers. Dial 0800 689 5659. Our initial advice is free.