The time of your life
When you’re on holiday, you are supposed to be having the time of your life. You have saved for months or years, chosen your destination, carefully planned your activities and analysed every detail of your holiday plan. Most of all, you’ve dreamed about it for so long. But when you are then struck by illness or suffer an accident, your dream is shattered and the happy memories you were carefully crafting are suddenly turned into a nightmare.
Suffering from an injury or illness is always hard, but when you are far away from home and possibly trying to communicate in a foreign language it is hard to believe that things could be so bad. However, what makes things even worse is knowing that your accident or illness was caused by someone else’s negligence and could have been prevented.
If you have been the victim of an accident or illness on holiday that could have been avoided, you need to talk to an expert in holiday compensation claims.
Holiday compensation claims
Holiday compensation claims can be made for many types of accidents or illnesses. Here are some of the types of cases that Accident Advice Helpline routinely deal with:
- Hotel accidents, including faulty equipment and slips, trips and falls;
- Accidents at sea;
- Illnesses, including those contracted on a cruise ship or from food;
- Road accidents;
- Accidents in the air and on airlines; and
- Many other types of accident or illness.
I’ve heard of group action – what does this mean?
If you’ve contracted a major illness abroad or on a cruise ship, it is likely that you’re not the only one. In fact, outbreaks on cruise ships and at major hotels can have a long-term impact on the health of over 1,000 people at a time. In these circumstances, a group action will often be taken, meaning that one court case is submitted to make one ruling on behalf of all of the claimants involved.
The amount of compensation awarded in these illness claims varies considerably, but is usually based on the severity and duration of your illness, as well as the financial losses that you have sustained as a result of the illness.
How much do holiday compensation claims cost?
To you – nothing! All of our cases, including our holiday compensation claims, are fought on a no win no fee basis. We believe that this means that anyone can afford justice and the compensation they deserve when they have suffered an injury or illness.
You will not be asked to pay any fees to access the specialist legal expertise that you will need. Just give us a call on our free helpline and we will discuss your options. If you then choose to pursue your case, we will match you to a solicitor who has the experience and expertise to get the best compensation award for you.
In order to get started on your holiday compensation claim, give Accident Advice Helpline a call for free on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 30th September 2012
Author: David Brown