If you have been injured whilst on holiday either at home in the UK or abroad, you should look into your entitlement for holiday accident claims as you may be eligible to receive compensation. Compensation is very important. It 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.
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 your holiday accident claims apply to a UK destination, then the compensation process will likely be straightforward. If your accident happened abroad, it may be subject to the compensation laws of that particular country, in which case your legal representative will need to work with the relevant authorities abroad to progress your case.
Whether in the UK or abroad, a personal injury law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline will be able to help. We have over 15 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 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
- 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 types may vary in severity, from minor whiplash to broken bones or even 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.
How do I make a claim?
If you have been injured whilst on holiday and wish to claim for compensation, you should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible. Our friendly advisers will guide you through the compensation process, ensuring you are treated with 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 no-win, no-fee* basis, offering you peace of mind throughout the claims process.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone to chat to Accident Advice Helpline today.