What is the process for making a holiday accident claim?

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What is the process for making a holiday accident claim?

If you’ve suffered an accident on holiday, it is only natural for the process of bringing a claim to seem daunting.

That is why the specialist team of solicitors at YourHolidayClaims work on your behalf to make the claims process as simple as possible.

In this article, we explain what you can expect when you bring a claim for a holiday accident abroad.

Are you entitled to holiday accident compensation?

The first step of any claim is to find out whether you are entitled to holiday accident compensation.

There are 3 questions that our legal experts will ask to establish whether you could be entitled to make a claim:

  • Did the accident happen during a package holiday?
  • Did it happen in the hotel grounds, on a trip or during transport provided by your tour operator?
  • Did the accident happen through no fault of your own?

If we can answer yes to these questions after looking at the circumstances of your accident, there is a strong chance that you will be legally entitled to receive compensation.

What can you do support the claim?

The best thing you can do to support your claim is to gather as much evidence on your holiday accident as possible.

This can include:

  • Reporting the accident to the tour operator as soon as you can
  • Keeping receipts for any travel or medical costs you have incurred
  • Taking photographs of injuries and where the accident happened if possible
  • Asking for the contact details of anyone who witnessed the accident

Obviously, it may not always be possible to do these things and taking care of your health is the most important thing after suffering injuries abroad.

If you haven’t been able to do some or any of the above, you shouldn’t worry. You could still be able to bring a claim with the support of the expert solicitors at YourHolidayClaims.

Starting the holiday accident claim

At the start of the claim, our specialist solicitors will discuss the accident with you and draw up a letter of claim.

This is sent to your tour operator and details how the accident happened and any health and safety failings you may have noticed that led to the accident.

Your tour operator has 6 months to investigate

After the claim is brought against your tour operator, they will have 6 months in which to investigate the claim.

During this time, your solicitor will gather any other evidence that may be needed to support the claim including witness statements and details of any out of pocket expenses you have incurred.

If the tour operator accepts liability for the accident, your solicitor can begin to negotiate with your tour operator to help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries.

How is the claim funded?

All of the claims we handle are on a no win no fee basis. Under our no win no fee policy, you can have peace of mind in knowing that in the event that your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay any money to anyone.

To allow us to represent you on a no win no fee basis, we will take out insurance known as After the Event Insurance on your behalf.

You will only need to pay for this if your claim is successful and the premium can simply be taken from your overall payout. In most cases, the cost of the insurance premium will be a total of £207.50.

How to contact the experienced solicitors at YourHolidayClaims

To talk to one of our experienced solicitors about how we can help you, call us now on 0330 100 2851.

Or, if you’d prefer to arrange a call back with a member of our team, simply complete our quick online contact form here.

Get in touch with one of our team

If you would like more information on how to make a claim for holiday illness, or would like some advice to determine if you could have a successful claim, speak to our team of professional experts who cover a wide range of legal matters, from loss of income due to holiday illness to serious injury claims. Contact us today on 0330 100 2851.

Book your call with one of our holiday claims experts
If you or any members of your family have fallen ill on holiday in the last 3 years, or been involved in an accident abroad, you may be entitled to compensation and we are here to help.

So start the process today by calling our holiday claims experts on 0330 100 2851, or simply complete the online contact form below to arrange a quick call-back. We look forward to helping you.
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