Have you been involved in an accident that was not your fault? If so you may have suffered injuries as a result and as the innocent party this is simply not fair. However do not worry as you could well be entitled to make an injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline and receive cash compensation for your injuries, damages and expenses. Accident Advice Helpline has injury claim teams all over the UK such as our team for many an injury claim on Isle of Lewis.
Injury claim on Isle of Lewis
Lewis is steeped in history and culture, ranging back thousands of years. Ancient stone circles stand on the same land as modern Stornoway. Gaelic is spoken alongside English, and Eagles live alongside Otters and people. The contrast of the ages and cultures is experienced all over the isles of Lewis and Harris (both joined) both in the towns and out in the hills and mountains.
In the summer month’s local people can still be seen cutting the peats and in the winter, the distinctive dry smell of the peat fires drifts in the wind. The name of MacLeod (son of Leod) is seen regularly in the phone books and on the name boards of shops, and the ending of “bost” on the place names, giving witness to the Viking past of the Isles.
This wonderful history and culture attracts many tourists to the Isle of Lewis each year as it makes a wonderful holiday spot. The injury claim Isle of Lewis team at Accident Advice Helpline mostly deal with injury claims relating to holiday accidents.
You may be eligible to make a holiday compensation claim if you’ve been injured on holiday. Common causes of holiday injury include road traffic accidents, food poisoning, sunstroke, accidents on board a plane or boat and sporting accidents.
Most successful holiday injury compensation claims are made when the injury or illness suffered is not your fault but the fault of another person or organisation.
Trips and falls
If you have had an accident – fallen for example – make sure you get a photo of anything important, like a defective step or loose paving stone. If you have had a car accident, if at all possible, be sure to get the details of anyone else involved and also the details of any witnesses. If you have been ill, please make sure you keep any medical reports and keep a record of any medical attention you have received.
If your holiday injury happened on private property, try and find out who owns it and who is responsible for maintaining it. If, for example, you get food poisoning after eating in a hotel restaurant where you are staying, you may be able to make a claim. The same is true if you fall ill after eating food from a shop, as the shop owner and food manufacturer have a duty to ensure that this does not happen.