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Holiday Accident Compensation Claims

Understanding Your Rights

Holiday accidents or illness can sometimes result in serious personal injuries and a great deal of distress – and even minor incidents often cause unnecessary pain and stress at a time when you should be relaxing and enjoying yourself. If you’ve been injured or suffered from sickness while on holiday, because of someone else’s negligence or a third party lack of safety measures, you could be entitled to compensation.

Whether holidaying at home or abroad, your hotel, holiday tour operator, hire car company and any other holiday-related firm, all have a duty of care to keep you safe throughout your trip. If this hasn’t been your experience, we can advise you on the best way to proceed and provide ongoing support and guidance should you decide to make a claim.

Types Of Holiday Accident Claims

The severity of your suffering will depend on where you were at the time of your accident or illness, and the nature of your accident – ranging from a great deal of upset and inconvenience through to long-term medical conditions and life-changing implications.

Types of holiday accidents and illness include:

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Skiing or sports injuries
  • Rental car accidents
  • Hotel food poisoning
  • Hotel accidents
  • Balcony falls
  • Aircraft accidents
  • Cruise ship or sailing accidents

How To Claim For Holiday Accidents Compensation

If you’ve suffered from a holiday accident or holiday illness through no fault of your own, a professional personal injury solicitor can provide you with legal advice and guidance on whether you are able to make a claim for compensation.

Our expert holiday accident solicitors have the experience and industry knowledge to handle different holiday accident claims effectively, and your appointed solicitor will work hard to establish the cause of your personal injury or holiday illness and secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries as well as incurred expenses.

While ideally you’ll have lots of information relating to your holiday accident or illness, including photos, medical documents, witness details, booking forms and any receipts, which will all support your claim, there’s no need to worry if you don’t as our personal injury solicitors have helped holidaymakers make claims for accidents that have happened all over the world and for numerous reasons.

There are organisations including the Fourth European Union Motor Insurance Directive 2003 which exist to help victims of accidents abroad claim compensation, if your holiday accident did not happen in the UK. Coupled with our experience, personal approach and expertise, you should be able to make a claim for compensation in a straightforward and stress-free way.

To discuss your personal injury or illness with a specialist holiday accident claims solicitor, and for professional legal advice on whether you should pursue a claim, contact Bartletts Solicitors today on Freephone 0800 988 3674.