An ‘accident on holiday’ solicitors service provides assistance to people who have been injured on holiday. This includes holidays abroad and in the UK. Accident Advice Helpline have an excellent ‘accident on holiday’ solicitors service which clients can access through a 24/7 hotline or via the internet. This means that wherever you are in the world, there will always be someone to answer your call. This is what an accident on holiday solicitors service includes.
Accident on holiday solicitors service – early advice
The period immediately after an accident can be confusing and stressful. This is magnified if you are in a foreign country and are surrounded by people who do not speak your language. As soon as you have organised the appropriate medical treatment for the injured person, you can start to think about a personal injury claim. If the accident was not the injured person’s fault then they may be able to claim from whoever was at fault for the accident.
A common type of accident whilst on holiday is slips, trips and falls within the hotel or complex you are staying in. Accident Advice Helpline are highly experienced in this type of claim and can help you right from the start so it is best to call them straight away and get some early advice.
Accident on holiday solicitors service – paying for the service
You will have heard about having to pay for health care when you are abroad. Most countries do not have a National Health Service and so you will probably not be entitled to free health care when you are on holiday. There are some European counties where you may be entitled to treatment but it is always advisable to take out comprehensive travel insurance. However, you will not have to pay any huge upfront legal costs to access the ‘accident on holiday’ solicitors service provided by Accident Advice Helpline. This is because it is provided on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis.
Accident on holiday solicitors service – collecting information
It is likely that you will only get one chance to collect information at the scene of the accident because once you are back home it will be too late. Try to make sure that you get contact details for all of the witnesses. If anyone from the UK witnessed the accident, then this may be especially useful as it will be easier to contact them when you get back home. Photographs taken with a digital camera or mobile phone plus sketches and diagrams are also very useful.
Try to make a note of exactly how the accident happened. For example, for a slip, trip or fall accident you should make a note of:
- What you fell over
- Could you have expected it be there?
- Was the floor surface dirty?
- Was the floor surface broken?
- Was the floor surface badly maintained?
Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.