Personal injuries can happen anywhere, even whilst on holiday. If you have experienced holiday accidents home and abroad, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation, as long as your accident is eligible.
Compensation claims for holiday accidents home and abroad
If you have been involved in an accident whilst on holiday, you may be entitled to make a claim. Whether camping in the Scottish Highlands, a long weekend in Blackpool or an all-inclusive holiday to Spain, if your accident fulfils certain criteria, then you should be able to make a claim. Accidents that have happened abroad may be subject to the laws of that country – but with the help of the right law firm, you can still get help whilst in the UK.
Holiday accidents home and abroad may be eligible for compensation if someone else was to blame, they resulted in the need for medical attention and happened within the past three years. As holiday types can vary greatly – from skiing to beach holidays and adventure trips – the range of accidents that may qualify for compensation is vast.
Accidents may include:
- Equipment failure whilst skiing, such as an injury on the chair lift
- An injury incurred at your hotel
- Food poisoning
- Sports accidents
- Road traffic accidents
- Injuries incurred aboard an aeroplane
How do you make a claim?
If you have been involved in an accident whilst on holiday, you should get in touch with a specialist law firm as soon as you possibly can. At Accident Advice Helpline, we work with a team of expert solicitors and we can always find expertise in your specific accident type. Holiday accidents home and abroad are a niche area of claims law, so it is important to find a legal team with proven experience in this area.
Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline is an easy, straightforward process. You can get in touch by filling out our short online claim form or by completing our 30-second calculator tool which will trigger a callback from our team. Alternatively, you can speak with us over the telephone via our advice line on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we always ensure that a claim can be made with minimum fuss for you as the claimant. A personal injury is a difficult enough experience, without the claims process adding to the stress. Our friendly, professional advisers will sensitively guide you throughout, ensuring you are kept updated at every step of the way. In most cases, you will be able to process your claim entirely via the telephone and will likely not need to attend court.
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Date Published: 26th February 2013
Author: Sharon Parry