You may have suffered an injury in an accident while you were on holiday there, or you may live on the island. You may not find an accident solicitor in Isle of Islay in the local phone directory. You may not find one if you are looking online for an accident solicitor in Isle of Islay, either. If you do find an accident solicitor in Isle of Islay in you need to ensure that he or she has the expertise to handle your personal injury compensation case. Luckily, Accident Advice Helpline is here to help.
Accidents on holiday
If you have an accident or develop an illness such as food poisoning while on holiday in the UK, then you may have grounds for a personal injury compensation claim. If you have an accident while on holiday abroad, things are a little more complicated, but personal injury claims can be made quite easily if your travel agent or one of their representatives (hotel staff, tour guides and so on) can be held responsible for your injury or illness.
If you slip, trip or fall on the hotel’s grounds because of broken paving, for example, then the owner of the hotel can be deemed responsible for your accident because owners of the property have a responsibility to keep it well-maintained. You might have tripped over a threadbare patch of carpet and broken a limb, and again the owner of the hotel would probably be responsible.
If you have an illness while on holiday, or you suffered an accident which was caused by another person’s negligence, then you could have a claim for the pain, distress and suffering you experienced because of the accident or illness as well as for compensation because your holiday was ruined. You should have sought medical treatment and for the purposes of a successful personal injury compensation claim, medical records of the treatment you received should be available. Unfortunately, in some countries, you will be expected to pay upfront for medical treatment and later this can be claimed back from your insurance company.
If you are having a holiday in a country in the European Union, then you should apply for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before you go on holiday. You can apply online for this card which is free for UK residents.
Accident solicitor in Isle of Islay
Whatever the reason you are looking for an accident solicitor in Isle of Islay, you may find that you cannot find one who can deal with your case, because they do not have the expertise necessary. If that is the case, then why not visit Accident Advice Helpline website. You can take the 30-second test on our landing page which gives you an estimate of the amount of compensation you might receive if your claim is successful.
After you have read the relevant information on our site, you may want to call our freephone number 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile (charges may vary), which you can do at any time. We wirk in partnership with a network of expert solicitors who specialise in personal injury compensation claims who live and work all over the UK. There will be at least one close to you. Call now.
Date Published: 7th June 2013