Hurt on holiday? You could have a compensation claim!
If you have had an accident whilst you were abroad on holiday you can still make a claim. A lot of us working and travelling abroad, holiday accidents can definitely happen just like when we are at home. Making a holiday accident claim can be more difficult but should not put you off claiming.
Compensation claims for accidents which happened abroad are usually subject to the law of the country where the injury occurred, which affects your right to compensation and the value of your holiday accident claim. However, there are regulations that are set up to help victims claim their rightful compensation.
Holiday tour operators, hotel staff and every company you encounter on your travels have a duty of care to provide you with a safe service. Hotels have to provide a hygienic and clean environment, tour operators have to ensure you’re going to stay safe in your hotel and while travelling to and from the airport, and excursion companies have to assess the risk of the planned trips to prevent an Injury claim Finchley occurring.
Holiday accidents do not just include accidents in a hotel, but cover injuries on boats or cruises, in an airplane, travelling in cars or rental vehicles or even on the beach.
The causes of a holiday accident could include:
▪ Wet flooring or misplaced objects causing a fall
▪ Injuries which occurred on foreign transport
▪ An injury that happened when on a day excursion
▪ Food poisoning from the hotel restaurant/ buffet
▪ Illness resulting from bad hotel hygiene
▪ Problems with your rental car that lead to a holiday accident
▪ Water sports accidents
▪ Skiing accidents
Even if you’ve had an accident on a holiday outside the EU you can still claim. Holiday accidents can happen in the UK, too. You can get help with all cases involving accidents that were the fault of someone else. You should always get as much information at the time as you can.
You could take photos of what has caused the accident, writing down the details so that you don’t forget, and taking a note of the names and numbers of witnesses, as well as any injuries which have been sustained. It’s better to take these notes straight away, as it’s hard to return to take photos and gather information at a later date.
We at Accident Advice Helpline appreciate that any personal injury visit accident at home and trips that will follow road accident or even medical negligence can be very traumatic and if you suffer an injury claim in Finchley then we’ll do our best to help you to resolve it.
Recommended by Esther Rantzen, we offer maximum compensation and a helpful 24/7 helpline (0800 689 0500 and from your mobile 0333 500 0993 ), staffed by friendly advisors, who will not just keep you hanging on. If we cant answer your query about your Injury claim Finchley straight away, then we will call you back.
Date Published: 15th October 2013
Author: David Brown