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Are you covered by British law if you have an accident abroad?

Yes, as long as you booked your holiday in the UK, as part of a package.

What types of holiday accidents can you claim for?

The types of accidents abroad that you can claim for include:

  • Road traffic accidents (as a driver, passenger, cyclist, pedestrian etc.)
  • Accidents when travelling by air
  • Boating or sailing accidents
  • Water sports accidents
  • Winter sports accidents
  • Food poisoning
  • Injury such as a slip or trip at your hotel or resort
  • Fatal accidents whilst on holiday abroad

What can you claim compensation for?

Depending on the circumstances of your accident and the following effects that it has on your life, you may be able to claim for the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Loss of earnings
  • Care/hospital/medical fees incurred
  • Other expenses incurred as a result of the accident (such as travel to hospital)

What you need to do to make a claim for a holiday accident

The key to claiming for an accident that happened whilst abroad is to gather as much evidence as possible.  This should include the following:

  • Photographs of the scene of the accident
  • Photographs of your injuries
  • Written accounts of what happened by you and any witnesses
  • Contact details of any witnesses
  • Details of your holiday booking, including travel arrangements and receipts
  • Records of any medical treatment and expenses

You will also need to report your accident as soon as possible, to a representative of your package operator (either in person if there is a representative there, or to the operator’s head office) and to the management at your hotel/resort.  You should make sure that an accident report is completed by the hotel/resort management and then obtain a copy of this to take home with you.

Advice about making a claim for a holiday accident abroad

If you need advice on any issue relating to making a claim for a holiday accident contact us today to speak to a qualified and experienced personal injury solicitor.

You can book an appointment with us or call us today to speak to a personal injury solicitor.

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