Whilst you’re enjoying yourself on holiday, the last thing
you expect is to be seriously injured. Nobody foresees accidents happening
during such times, but they do happen. Being abroad often heightens emotions;
being injured in an unfamiliar setting adds to the trauma and stress, more
often enough ruining your holiday.
If you feel that the accident abroad wasn’t your fault, you
may be able to make a compensation claim.
Making holiday claims can typically cause delays; as claims
are filed within the country of the accident and subject to the law of that
country, not the UK. This can be quite complex, you are not always able to
pursue your case in UK courts.
Although these types of claims can be trickier, there is regulation
set up to help protect you. The 1992 Package Travel, Package Holiday and Tour
Regulation Act aids those who have travelled via a package holiday company,
supporting accident compensation claims.
If you have not purchased a package holiday, your privately
sought hotel still has a duty of care to you to provide a clean and hygienic
environment, and health and safety.
- Illness due to poor hygiene
- Road traffic, coach accidents, public transport
- Gastric illness
- Bacterial infections
- Accidents at sea
- Accidents in a hotel
- Medical negligence
- Criminal and sexual assaults
- Serious injuries
- Accidents whilst working abroad
- Injuries due to substandard or defective rental car
- Injuries caused by recreational sporting activities; water sports, skiing, scuba diving
- Food poisoning
- Injuries which occurred during a day excursion or day event
- Wet flooring or misplaced objects, injury via slips, trips, falls
Accidents and illnesses have a wide variety of
circumstances. If your injury is not mentioned in the above, do not worry- this
list isn’t exhaustive.
Personal injury claims are very common; if you feel
yourself, a family member, or your child has been injured in an overseas
accident as result of somebody else’s negligence, you may have a compensation
Do not hesitate to call 0113 284 5000 or alternatively email James.Thompson@isonharrison.co.uk. We will
answer any query and alleviate any concern you may have regarding claiming a
personal injury abroad. We aim to make the process as swift as possible; you
will receive initial free legal advice about your situation and how to proceed
forward. The first step is to seek legal advice, and then book a consultation.
If you are unable to visit our offices due to your injury, we can of course schedule home or hospital visits for your convenience.« Go backContact us »