Many people set off on holidays without taking the precaution of taking out insurance. This is quite simply foolish as accidents that occur on holidays can not only be traumatic but can also lead to serious injury. Having adequate holiday insurance is vital and should be taken out before you travel but even if you have insurance it can often not always fully compensate for what you suffer whilst away.
Many people think that because they are abroad they cannot make a compensation claim but ask any of the injury solicitors in Stourbridge and they will disagree with you. The claims process can be more complicated but if the accident was not your fault then you are still entitled under law to make a claim. Making a compensation claim through the injury solicitors in Stourbridge should be no more problematic if you are home or away.
Accident abroad – What should you do?
If you have been unfortunate enough to have suffered an accident abroad then of course you need to seek medical attention. Once this has been done you will need a record of your visit; this is not only to support your insurance claim but will also act as evidence in your compensation claim. If you are travelling as part of a package deal then your resort rep needs to be made aware of the incident and what happened. Witness statements from those you are travelling with are also useful. If you have independently booked a hotel or apartment then take photographs of the area that caused your accident and report it to the management.
Injury solicitors in Stourbridge – But can I still make a claim?
Yes you can. Hotels and apartments wherever they are have a duty of care to their residents and if your accident was caused by something for which they were responsible then they have to accept that responsibility. Travel operators should be making risk assessments and making sure that all trips, excursions and accommodation are up to standard before they become part of their package. Your accident should be reported immediately and the circumstances explained.
Getting good advice
Once you are back in the U.K. then you need to get expert advice before you begin your claim. Accident Advice Helpline have been helping people for over ten years to make compensation claims and your claim will be no different. They are there to help people like yourself, call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
They have over two hundred solicitors working for them and all offer a ‘no win, no fee’ policy to their clients. Your initial call will place you under no obligation and you will be offered a thirty second test to confirm your eligibility to make a claim.
The call costs you nothing so don’t wait to find out what you could be claiming for pick up the telephone and call Accident Advice Helpline today.
Date Published: 26th January 2014
Author: David Brown