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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury overseas

    If you have suffered an accident or injury overseas then this is where it get’s complicated. You may still be able to claim compensation but there are many factors which need taking into account.

    The main one is that by UK law you have a right to compensation if you were hurt in an accident which wasn’t your fault, but laws in other countries differ and it would depend on the laws of the specific country that your accident occurred in, and also whether it was your fault or not, many overseas courts will try to look for ways to deter British holidaymakers from making a claim using things such as alcohol intake or sun exposure as reasons for your accident. For this reason it is vital to have witnesses whether in human form or CCTV evidence to back up your claims.

    It is important to always take out medical insurance when traveling overseas and this will mean that you can seek and receive medical treatment immediately, this will also help to build up a case for compensation.

    It is vital you seek information from a genuine UK no-obligation injury specialist, such as Accident Advice Helpline about your eligibility to claim. We can explore all avenues of your injury overseas and see if we can pinpoint how it happened and who could be to blame.

    If you booked your holiday through a travel operator in the UK and the hotel was the location your accident arose, maybe due to safety issues or unfinished building work, then we can assume your travel operator was negligent in not alerting you to issues with the hotel, or if you booked your flights with a UK airline and your injury happened during a flight we can assume this was due to failings with the airline and explore the options for obtaining compensation from them, there’s much red tape and many things we can look at for you and we do this on a strictly no-win, no-fee* basis meaning we require no money for our services, time and resources to build a case if that case is not won.

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    We have much more information via our website as well as testimonials from previous clients who suffered injury overseas and they tell you in their own words their stories, how we helped and how much money we obtained them.

    You can call our free helpline around the clock on: 0800 689 0500 or for mobile calls: 0333 500 0993 to speak to a friendly professional adviser about your injury overseas and we will endeavour to help in any way that we can.

    Date Published: 20th November 2013

    Author: Louise Thacker

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.