Accidents can happen when engaging in activities we enjoy and that includes hiking. Many people like to enjoy treks when visiting overseas and they too can suffer a mishap when undertaking their favourite activity. When someone gets injured hiking aboard, their main concern is often who they should make their claim for compensation against.
If you suffer a personal injury through such a hiking accident, you do have the right to make a claim, whether it happened here in the United Kingdom, or abroad. In order to make a claim, however, you must not have brought the misfortune upon yourself.
The decision against whom to make the claim will be determined by the circumstances. If the hiking venture was organised by a UK tour operator then you may be able to make the claim against them.
The organisation which arranged the hike in which you were injured may also be liable. This could be because the equipment that you were issued with was not fit for purpose, or they took you along a dangerous route.
Other factors which led to your hiking injury could include the equipment that you purchased here in the UK. If it was unsuitable for the purpose that it was to be used for, you may be able to make a claim against the shop where you bought it, or the company at which it was manufactured.
If you were not responsible for your accident while hiking abroad there are good reasons why you should make a claim against those liable. You may have had to pay medical costs while abroad, and there could be NHS prescription costs to pay once you return home.
Your injury might also result in you having to take time off work and this could lead to loss of earnings. Those lost earnings, plus all the extra costs, can be recovered following a successful personal injury claim.
Claiming compensation for injuries can be a complicated affair and it is made no easier if the accident happened while away from these shores. Identifying who to make the claim against can also be problematic. Our solicitors and expert advisers at Accident Advice Helpline are here to assist you.
We are experienced in dealing with personal injury cases which happened whilst away from the UK. It is free to contact us – we have our own 0800 helpline. We will assess your case and make the necessary recommendations. If you are unsure who to make your claim for compensation against, we will look into the matter and advise you accordingly.
Do not be surprised if the body that you make you claim against refuses to admit liability, or makes you an offer far lower than our courts would award. That is why our services are essential.
If you have a case which merits a claim, we will provide representation in court. You need not worry that you will end up with a hefty legal bill as we will represent you on a no-win, no-fee* basis. This means that you will not be responsible for paying our fees if your claim is won or lost.
Date Published: October 2, 2013
Author: David Brown