At YourHolidayClaims, our expert solicitors are regularly contacted by people seeking to claim damages for a ruined holiday.
Falling ill on holiday or suffering injuries caused by an accident abroad is not only distressing but can leave you with considerable out of pocket expenses.
In our latest article, the expert solicitors at YourHolidayClaims look what you will be entitled to make a claim for if your package holiday is disrupted by an illness or accident.
If you’d prefer to discuss the details of your case with a member of our specialist litigation team direct, call 0330 100 2851.
Different types of loss on holiday
Every holiday claim is different and the amount of compensation awarded is as individual as the illness or accident suffered. However, when calculating the value of your claim the following are taken into account:
Compensation for General Damages
One of the first things that will be considered to decide the value of your holiday claim is General Damages. This includes pain, suffering and loss of amenity from the accident or illness suffered.
For all holiday compensation claims, there are guidelines that are followed to decide how much compensation will be awarded.
You can read our holiday accidents claim guide by clicking here.
In addition to compensation for General Damages, you may also be able to claim for “special damages” such as:
- Loss of enjoyment
- Loss of value
- Out of pocket expenses
This means that you could also recover costs to reflect the disappointment, distress and difference in value between the holiday you booked and the holiday you experienced.
Out of pocket expenses refers to any reasonable costs you incurred as a result of your illness or injury. This can include the cost of medication or hospital treatment, any extra travel costs and any money you have lost due to missing pre-booked excursions.
If you were forced to take time off work on your return home in order to recover, you may also be able to claim for a loss of earnings.
Find out how much compensation you can claim
As long as your holiday took place in the past 3 years and was booked as part of a package, you may be entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation. No win no fee.
To find out what your claim is worth, speak to the expert litigation team at YourHolidayClaims on 0330 100 2851
Or, you can request a call back at a time that better suits you by starting your claim online.