Holiday accident claim information and advice
If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your holiday accident claim, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 0500.
Have you been injured on holiday?
You go on holiday to relax and leave behind the stresses of life – the last thing you’re likely to think about is being involved in an accident. When an accident does happen, away from home and in unfamiliar surroundings, it may be even more stressful than one at home.
If you are injured in an accident, you need the right help, tailored to your situation. When the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences, or chase around trying to find the right specialist help.
Making a claim for compensation might seem like extra hassle, but compensation can really help to ease the stress, covering medical costs, loss of earnings, housing and travel costs, and continuing care. It also compensates you for the pain and suffering. If you suffer a more serious injury, it can help you adapt your home, car and way of life.
We make it simple to get the right advice and help, with just one free phone call. Our support will help you to recover more quickly.
Next steps after being injured aboard
When you are injured on holiday, in the UK or abroad, even if it’s only minor, it’s essential to seek medical attention promptly. This will increase the chances of getting the best treatment. Later, if you decide to claim compensation, medical evidence may help to back up your claim.
When you have an accident abroad, it’s especially important to gather information about how and where you were injured. This might include:
- Photos of the accident’s location
- Photos or sketches of what caused the accident
- Details of any witnesses
- Photos of your injuries
- Documents and receipts for medical treatment
Where did your accident happen?
People claim compensation for a wide variety of holiday incidents that lead to injury. We support people who suffer injury through, for example:
- Accidents on public transport
- Accidents involving defective rental cars
- Slips, trips and falls
- Food poisoning
- Watersports accidents
- Skiing and snowboarding accidents
If you were injured on holiday in the UK, and if the accident happened within the last three years and was caused by someone else, it’s likely we can support you to claim compensation.
We also help many people who are injured in holidays abroad. For example, if you were involved in a road accident in a European Union country, the EU has a database that could enable you to pursue a claim against the driver responsible. Even if the driver has no insurance, or can’t be traced, we may be able to help. Call us for advice, or find out about road accident claims.
Holiday operators are obliged to keep you safe. Package holidays, in particular, are subject to regulations. If you were injured while on a package holiday you booked through a UK tour operator, we can help you to claim.
Why claim for an injury suffered on holiday?
An accident can ruin your holiday. It can also have long-lasting effects.
Treating an injury, even a minor one, may cost time and money. Some injuries are so serious that they cause permanent disability. Others need treatment in specialist rehabilitation units.
If you need to take periods off work, you may find it difficult to keep up with the mortgage, rent or household bills. You might also have to depend on someone else to help you. Claiming compensation for loss of earnings could enable you and your family to cope.
Holiday operators and those who own public spaces, such as hotel groups, have a duty of care. If someone else’s negligence caused you to suffer an injury, you may be able to claim compensation. Making a claim could also help to flag up hazards, which might reduce the chances of other people being injured in future.
Can you claim for an injury on holiday?
The quickest way to find out if you can claim, and enlist our support in a range of areas, is to call us on 0800 689 0500. All claims for compensation are made in the country where an accident happened, subject to that country’s law. This may affect your rights or the amount of compensation you receive.
Each case is different, but if you decide to go ahead, we will work on your behalf to make sure you get the right amount of compensation. As we help you to build your case, we’ll consider:
- Your pain and suffering
- Any loss of earnings due to time off work
- Impact on your ability to work and earn in future
- The effects your injury has had on your social life and hobbies
- Costs of medical treatment, medication and home adaptation
- Any care you’ve received, even if it’s been given for free
How do you start a claim?
It’s simple and free to find out if you can claim. Just call one of our friendly, legally trained advisors on 0800 689 0500, who will tell you if we can help.
If you prefer, you can fill in our online claim form. One of our advisors will then get in touch to go through the details of your situation.
We’ll let you know whether you can make a claim, but we won’t pressure you to take action. We can give advice, put you in touch with experts, and guide you through the process of making a successful claim.
We will help you pull together everything you need to support your claim, and lead you through each step. There is no complicated paperwork, and it will not cost you anything. Our personal injury lawyers work on a no win no fee* basis. Whatever the outcome, you won’t be out of pocket.
We take the burden and do the hard work for you. To find out more, contact us on 0800 689 05007.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
As part of the UK’s largest personal injury specialist law firm, we work for thousands of people who have been injured. We will help you claim compensation successfully, and get the right support to recover.
Over the years, we’ve developed a breadth of expertise to help you make a successful claim. With one phone call to 0800 689 0500, you can get confidential advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance.
We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation.
Our friendly, legally trained advisors will assess your situation and guide you through the next steps to get you the most compensation with the least fuss.
Category: Holiday accident claims