Your guide to making a successful accident abroad claim
At YourHolidayClaims we understand just how stressful it can be to suffer an accident abroad. Our specialist team of solicitors have regularly helped holidaymakers whose injuries left them facingÂ costly out-of-pocket medical expenses, stress dealing with travel insurance documents, and difficulty overcoming language barriers.
The aim of our expert holiday claims team is to help you receive the maximum compensation for your pain and suffering, any expenses the accident has caused and compensation for the loss of enjoyment of your holiday.
Every year, the YourHolidayClaims team help thousands of people receive compensation for a package holiday ruined by an illness or accident. By choosing our experienced team of solicitors, you can be confident that you will be represented by a market leading team of solicitors.
To talk to a member of our friendly team about whether you may be entitled to receive compensation for your accident abroad, call us now on 0330 100 2851.
Find out more about your legal right to accident abroad compensation
To help you discover whether you could be entitled to make a successful claim for an accident abroad, our specialist solicitors have provided some frequently asked questions.
Can I make a claim even if I did not have travel insurance?
You may still be able to make a claim for compensation regardless of whether you had travel insurance at the time of the accident. If you have been involved in a package holiday accident that has occurred as a result of negligence by a third party, you could still have grounds to make a successful claim for compensation.
Does my holiday have to booked as part of a package?
Yes, in order to make a claim for holiday accident compensation your holiday will need to have been booked as part of a package.
When you travel on a package holiday, you are protected by the Package Travel Regulations 1992. These regulations allow you make a claim against your tour operator right here in the UK if you have suffered injuries caused by accident that wasn’t your fault either at the hotel or during any transport and excursions organised by your tour operator. Here at YourHolidayClaims, we have a wealth of experience helping people successfully receive holiday accident compensation from tour operators including:
- TUI (formerly Thomson Holidays)
- Thomas Cook
- First Choice
- British Airways
How long do I have to make a claim for an accident abroad?
You are entitled to pursue a holiday accident claim within three years of the accident date. However, we encourage all of our clients to proceed with their claim as soon after the accident as possible, when the details of the accident or injury are still fresh in their minds. As with most personal injury cases, proving liability is vital in any holiday accident claim, so obtaining sufficient evidence is vital to support your claim. In most cases, this is much easier soon after the accident.
Medical evidence, including receipts of any prescription drugs or treatment from your GP and details of any other medical professionals visited in relation to your injury will help to build a strong case. Witness statements and video or photographic evidence can also aid your solicitor in proving negligence.
Are there any costs involved in making an accident abroad claim?
At Your Holiday Claims, our experienced team holiday claims specialists represent all clients on a no win no fee basis. No win no fee entitles you to make a claim for compensation without the risk of being left out of pocket in the unlikely event that your claim is unsuccessful.
We recommend that all of our clients take out After the Event Insurance (ATE) for their benefit and protection. This insurance is only payable if your claim is successful. If your claim is unsuccessful, you wont have to pay a penny to anyone.
How to contact our expert legal team
If youd like toÂ speak to a member of our dedicated team about an accident abroad, call us now onÂ 0330 100 2851.
Or if you dont have time to talkÂ to us right now, you can arrange a call with one of our legal experts byÂ completing our online holiday accident claim form.
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