If you’re planning a holiday in Greece, you’ll be faced with plenty of choices when it comes to where to visit first. The country is filled with history and culture, from the cities of Athens and Crete to the Greek Islands of Lesbos, Rhodes and Hydra with their stunning beaches.
Head for Athens and visit the Acropolis and Pantheon; don’t forget to check out the National Archaeological Museum!
Injuries on holiday in Greece
Unfortunately, accidents can happen on holiday, and whilst you might think that claiming for compensation will be the last thing on your mind, if you are injured or become ill on your travels, you may decide to claim. But what sort of accidents could potentially happen on your holiday?
- Illness caused by dirty, unhygienic hotel rooms
- Food poisoning from eating at the hotel restaurant or buffet
- Falls from a height – an unsafe balcony could cause a fall
- Slip, trip or fall on a wet floor or uneven surface at your hotel or in the grounds
- Injured on an organised excursion
Obviously, you should first seek medical attention for your injuries, if needed, but you should also try and report your accident to a member of staff at your hotel, tour guide or holiday representative as soon as possible.
What happens next?
Whether you have suffered a minor or more serious injury, you could be eligible to claim for compensation if you booked your package holiday through a UK travel agent. In order for your claim to be valid, you must have been injured either at your accommodation, on an inclusive excursion or during transfer to and from the hotel (or other location). You’ll need to seek assistance from a personal injury lawyer, but make sure you choose a reputable firm!
Choose Accident Advice Helpline
With over 13 years’ experience dealing with personal injury claims, Accident Advice Helpline have successfully dealt with thousands of claims relating to holiday accidents. We’re recommended by our patron, Esther Rantzen, and accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, so you know you’re dealing with a professional company.
Our lawyers can offer confidential, no-obligation advice whether you suffered food poisoning on your holiday or a broken leg from a trip or fall, so call us today; we can usually tell you within 30 seconds whether you have a viable claim.
Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: May 2, 2014
Author: David Brown