Ouch! Been injured whilst on holiday abroad? Seek professional assistance to claim the compensation that you are entitled to!
Holidays should be a memorable time spent in the company of good friends and family in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. However, for many holidaymakers each year, their much longed for holiday can be spent being treated for painful injuries which occurred through no fault of their own.
If you have sustained painful and debilitating injuries as the result of an accident or incident which occurred whilst you were on your holiday abroad, then you may be legally entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Which types of accident may I claim for?
- have occurred within the last 3 years’
- been caused through no fault of your own
- have resulted in injuries being sustained which required medical attention
Accidents may include:
- slips, trips and falls
- burns and scolds
- food poisoning incidents
- road traffic accidents
- cycling accidents
- motorcycle accidents
- water sports accidents
- winter sports accidents
Common injuries caused on holidays
Injuries may vary in severity and may include:
- soft tissue injury
- bleeding and lacerations
- broken, dislocated and fractured bones
- head injury
- neck injury
- diarrhoea and vomiting symptoms
- spinal injury
- brain injury
- loss of limb
- facial injury
- fatal injury
What should I do if I have an accident abroad?
It is important that any accident is reported as soon as possible to the provider of the holiday. In fact, it is a legal requirement that accidents are reported in the holiday provider’s accident book. This is a legal record of the accident and injuries such as who was injured, where the injury occurred, when they were injured and the cause of the injuries sustained and treatment provided.
It is important that a copy of the entry in the accident book is obtained as proof that the accident occurred and the injuries were caused as a result.
Obviously, it is important that medical advice is obtained as soon as possible after the accident to ascertain the extent of any injuries and inform treatment.
Making a personal injury compensation claim using our solicitors in Lacock
Call Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible following your accident abroad. Their team of friendly advisers can ensure that your call is answered swiftly and your queries processed effectively. They offer a 24 hour, 7 days a week telephone helpline service that was established to ensure that your eligibility to make a compensation claim is provided over the phone.
If you decide to proceed with making a compensation claim, then their personal injury solicitors in Lacock will ensure that all aspects of your claim are processed on your behalf on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
Date Published: 18th April 2014
Author: David Brown