If you have been injured whilst on holiday either at home in the UK, or if you have had an accident abroad, you should look into your entitlement for holiday accident claims as you may be eligible to receive compensation. Compensation takes into account your injury type and severity, as well as financial implications such as medical expenses and loss of earnings. It can go some way to helping alleviate the financial problems caused by your accident. Sometimes people are unsure whether or not they are eligible to claim compensation after a holiday accident, but we would encourage anybody who thinks they may have a viable claim to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out if they could claim compensation for an accident abroad.
Are you eligible for holiday accident claims?
In the UK, eligibility for compensation is determined by the following factors:
- Was someone else to blame for your accident, through negligence or other actions?
- Did you require medical attention for your resulting injury – such as at your local hospital or GP surgery?
- Did your accident happen in the last three years?
If you are able to answer yes to all three questions, then you will likely be eligible to make a claim. If you were in the UK when you had your accident whilst on holiday, then the compensation process will likely be straightforward. If your accident happened abroad, you will only be able to make a personal injury claim if you booked your holiday as a package (flight and hotel) with a tour operator based in the UK. Unfortunately, if you booked your flight and hotel independently yourself then you will not be eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline. The rules also change slightly if you had an accident on board a cruise.
How can we help you?
Whether in the UK or abroad, a personal injury law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline will be able to help. We have over 16 years of experience in ensuring our claimants receive the specific legal expertise they need. In your particular case, we will match your claim with legal representation who has proven success in holiday accident claims. So you can trust that you are getting the best service possible. What’s more, our personal injury advisors offer confidential, no-obligation advice, so whether you’re ready to make a claim or simply need some more advice, you can get in touch with us.
What types of injuries may be covered by holiday accident claims?
Holiday accident claims can vary widely, depending on the accident type and resulting injury. This may include:
- Road traffic accidents
- Accidents aboard an aeroplane
- A camping accident
- Food poisoning
- Illness resulting from poor hotel hygiene
- Travel accidents
- Slips, trips and falls, including in your hotel or a public place
- Water sports accidents
- Skiing and snowboarding accidents
Injuries resulting from these accident different types of accidents may vary in severity, from minor whiplash to broken bones or even a life-changing brain injury. The compensation process is designed to take this into account, considering the whole picture to decide upon a compensation amount that is fair to you. When you get in touch with us, it might seem like we are asking a lot of questions – this is to determine that you are eligible to make a claim but also to ensure that we accurately calculate the compensation that you are entitled to, taking into account a variety of different factors.
Who is to blame for your accident?
If you are wondering who is to blame for your accident on holiday and whether holiday accident claims is the next best step to take, you might want to think about how your accident happened. If you were injured abroad on a package holiday, your tour operator will normally be held liable for your injuries and ordered to pay you compensation in the event of a successful claim. If you are injured in the UK, then it really depends on the circumstances of your accident. For example, if you were injured on a coach trip, then the driver of the vehicle (or the company running the trip) could be held liable, whilst if your injuries happened at a B&B or hotel, the management could be held responsible for your accident. Even if you are unsure who’s at fault, you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We specialise in holiday accident claims and we can help you to get the compensation you are entitled to, however you have been injured.
Is it worth claiming compensation?
Deciding whether or not to make a claim after your holiday has been ruined by illness or injury is a very personal decision, so it’s hard for us to tell you whether or not it is worth you making a claim for compensation. However, if you have been injured then you are entitled to compensation and you could receive compensation for the cost of your holiday, any medical costs you have incurred and your pain and suffering, as well as other expenses related to your accident. You can get an idea of how much compensation you may be able to claim by taking the 30-second test on our website right now.
How do you make a claim?
If you have been injured whilst on holiday and wish to find out more about holiday accident claims, you should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible. Our friendly advisors will guide you through the compensation process, ensuring you are treated with the utmost professionalism throughout. In most cases, claims can be processed entirely via the telephone and may not require you to visit court, although a further medical assessment may be deemed beneficial to your case.
We always work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, offering you peace of mind throughout the claims process. If you have questions for our expert personal injury advisors or just need no-obligation advice, you can get in touch with us today. Just call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 28th February 2013
Author: Sharon Parry