By Lewis Hendrix. Last Updated 27th July 2023. Accident claims from travelling abroad are surprisingly common as standards of care, hygiene and safety will not meet those that you expect in the UK. If you have booked your holiday through a UK tour operator, then claiming for injuries and illness caused by negligence is relatively simple. In this guide, we look at accident abroad claims in detail.
Our experienced team have dealt with claims of this nature and are here to help you. We will guide and support you through the claims process. As time limits apply, we urge you to seek legal advice as soon as possible.
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Accident Abroad Claims That We Can Help With
Let’s take a look at some of the different types of accident abroad claims that we can help with.
Hotel Food Poisoning Claims
Hygiene is certainly not always at the standard we would expect here. Outbreaks of food poisoning due to poor hygiene in hotels can be claimed.
Pedestrian Accident Claims
In many countries, pedestrians are forced to walk on roads. This can be hazardous as the standards of driving are not always that high. In cases of serious injuries suffered by pedestrians, we are well-equipped to help you.
Whiplash is an injury to the neck that is often suffered in car accidents.
Car accidents abroad are common and it can be a time-consuming and difficult task to pursue the negligent party’s insurers for compensation. If the accident was the fault of another driver, you will be dependent upon that driver’s insurer to compensate you under the local legal system and compensation structure.
Flight Delay Compensation
If your flight was delayed you may be entitled to compensation from your airline
Scooter Accident Claims
Hiring scooters for local excursions is a risky business. Often your holiday insurance will not cover you for injuries suffered in a scooter accident. If the arrangement or hire was made through your tour operator, you may possibly have a claim.
Slips, Trips And Falls
Poor construction and maintenance of public areas can cause you to slip or trip causing injury. If you have booked a package holiday an accident claim can be made against the tour operator in these circumstances.
Make sure you seek advice as soon as possible as time limits apply. From the instant you contact us, we will try to keep things as clear and straightforward as possible, minimising the complexity and worry of your claim. We will keep you informed at every step of the claims process which starts with our free initial consultation.
For personal injuries abroad from whiplash claims to food poisoning, talk to Accident Claims today for experienced, confidential claims advice.
Can I Claim Compensation For An Accident Abroad?
When you claim personal injury compensation for an accident abroad, you will need to meet certain criteria to determine your eligibility. In order to make a valid claim for accidents abroad compensation, you will need to prove negligence. Essentially, this means highlighting that a duty of care owed to you was breached, and this caused your injuries.
For example, if you booked your holiday as a package deal, your holiday provider owes you a duty of care under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018. Therefore, if you were injured on your flight or at your hotel, you may have valid grounds to begin the accident abroad claims process.
To find out more about the eligibility criteria when claiming compensation for an accident abroad, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with one of our advisors.
Accident Abroad Claims – Our No Win No Fee Service
When making an accident abroad claim, you might benefit from legal assistance. A solicitor could help you through the claims process in various ways, including gathering evidence and ensuring everything relevant is included in your claim.
Some of the benefits of a No Win No Fee agreement can include:
- There are generally no upfront payments required
- Any ongoing legal expenses are covered
- Your solicitor will only take a fee from your compensation if your claim succeeds
- This payment is known as a success fee
- Should your claim fail, you don’t need to pay your solicitor
For more information about accident claims abroad, connect with our advisors for a free consultation. They could let you know if you’re eligible to make an accident claim abroad.
Make A Claim For An Accident Abroad Today
If you have any additional questions regarding the accident abroad claims process, our advisors are available 24/7 to help. They can also offer you free advice for your potential claim.
If they think that you may have a strong case, they could connect you with one of our solicitors, who may offer to represent you in your claim on a No Win No Fee basis.
To talk to an advisor today about making a claim for an accident abroad, you can:
Learn More About Accident Abroad Claims
Below, you can find some more guides that you may find useful:
To stay up to date with the latest travel news, head over to the website of ABTA, the trade association for UK travel agents.
To learn more about accident abroad claims, please get in touch.