Bulgaria Accident Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation For A Personal Injury In Bulgaria? On Holiday

Have you experienced an illness or injury while on holiday in Bulgaria, which was caused by an accident that was not your fault? You could make a Bulgaria holiday accident claim worth a substantial amount in compensation, depending on the severity of your injuries. As long as your accident on holiday in Bulgaria was caused by negligence on the part of a third party, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

Bulgaria holiday accident

Bulgaria holiday accident

Trust personal injury law firm Accident Claims UK to provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to handle your personal injury claim abroad. Our panel of solicitors are experienced at holiday accident claims for compensation abroad. A personal injury lawyer from Accident Claims UK will always push to get you the maximum amount of compensation you are owed. What’s more, there’s no financial risk involved as you will be given the option to make a no win no fee claim. Our personal injury solicitors have up to three decades of handling personal injury claims abroad, so you’re bound to be in good hands. Whether you were injured because of a ski accident, driving in Bulgaria, or need to claim for holiday sickness in Bulgaria because of food poisoning or a waterborne disease, call Accident Claims UK to see if you are entitled to claim compensation.

If you need to claim compensation for an illness or injury while in Bulgaria or made a Bulgarian package holiday claims, trust Accident Claims UK to win your claim for you. Call one of our friendly advisors today for your free personal injury claims consultation. We will be able to listen to your story about your accident on holiday in Bulgaria and will be able to let you know if you have legitimate grounds to claim holiday accident compensation. We will then provide you with an estimation of how much money your compensation package could be worth and you will be provided with an excellent no win no fee personal injury solicitor, who will start working on your Bulgaria holiday accident claim as soon as possible.

Call 0800 073 8801 for your free Bulgaria personal injury claims consultation today.

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A Guide To Claims For An Accident On Holiday In Bulgaria

Bulgaria is a country in the Balkans, which has recently enjoyed growth in popularity as a tourist destination. The country welcomed over 12 million tourists in 2017. A relatively small country, holidaymakers enjoy visiting its beach resorts during the summer months and ski resorts in the winter. Bulgaria also has a unique history, having been part of the Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires, so sightseeing or seeing priceless treasures in the museums is also popular.

Bulgaria is considered a safe country to visit with low rates of violent crime. However, accidents on holiday can happen. If you experience a holiday illness or injury in Bulgaria which was caused by negligence on the part of another party, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries or illness. Whether you were injured in a skiing accident, car accident in Bulgaria, a slip, trip or fall at your hotel, suffered food poisoning at a restaurant in Bulgaria or any other sort of avoidable injury or illness in Bulgaria, if the accident was caused by a negligent action or inaction performed by another party, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.

In this guide to making a claim for holiday sickness in Bulgaria or a claim for an accident on holiday in Bulgaria, we will take you through the personal injury claims process. We will advise you on what to do if you are injured or made ill in Bulgaria, how to get medical treatment for your illness or injuries and list the emergency number to call. We will also explain the benefits of making a no win no fee claim to win your holiday accident compensation claim and look in detail at injuries that commonly happen in Bulgaria. If you were made ill or injured because of an accident on holiday in that was not your fault, you could make a compensation claim for your injuries. Call us today for your free personal injury claims consultation, to see how much money you could be entitled to claim.

Cities, Beach Resorts, And Ski Resorts In Bulgaria

Below are some of the most popular cities and towns that holidaymakers visit in Bulgaria, including ski reports and beach resorts.

  1. Sofia
  2. Plovdiv
  3. Varna
  4. Veliko Tarnovo
  5. Nesebar
  6. Bansko
  7. Burgs
  8. Rila
  9. Sozopol
  10. Kazanlak

What To Do After An Accident Or Injury On Holiday

If you experience an illness or injury while in Bulgaria, which is caused by an accident that was not your fault, you can follow these steps to collect evidence to support your holiday accident claim. This evidence will help your personal injury lawyer build up your case to support your Bulgaria holiday compensation claim.

  • Photograph your injury, if it is visible and safe to do so. This will create visual evidence of your injuries. Include a date stamp if you can.
  • If it is safe to do so, photograph the hazard that caused your accident on holiday in Bulgaria. This will create visual evidence of the third party’s negligence. Again, include a date stamp if you can.
  • If you need to pay for anything as a result of your illness or injury, keep your receipts, as they could serve as evidence to support your personal injury claim. You may also be able to claim back these expenses as special damages, as part of your compensation payout.
  • If you are involved in a car accident in Bulgaria, speak to the other driver and take down their contact details. Record the name, brand and number plate of the other vehicle. Please whatever you do, do not sign any documentation you are given by the other driver or an insurance provider or lawyer representing the other driver, as they could be trying to trick you into accepting liability for your injuries. If you do so, you will not be able to make a compensation claim.
  • Take down the names and contact details of anyone who saw the accident. They may have to serve as witnesses later on.

Emergency Contacts In Bulgaria

In Bulgaria, the general emergency telephone number is 112.

There are also separate numbers for the following emergency situations:

  • Medical cases: 150
  • Fire: 160
  • Police, reporting a crime or a fugitive: 166
  • Traffic police for a car accident in Bulgaria

Healthcare and Medical Treatment

If you experience an illness or injury while in Bulgaria, you can use a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to obtain the same state healthcare that Bulgarian citizens are entitled to, when in Bulgaria. Please note, after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union in 2019, UK citizens may no longer be able to use an EHIC in EU member states. This NHS guide instructs you on how to apply for an EHIC card here. We also recommend that UK residents and citizens take out fully comprehensive travel insurance before they travel, to cover the costs of any medical treatment you may need that isn’t covered by the country’s state healthcare system.

Time Limits For Bulgarian Holiday Accident Compensation Claims

If you wish to claim compensation for an illness or injury in Bulgaria, time limits for claiming compensation in Bulgaria will apply. This means that you will have a certain amount of time to begin your personal injury claim abroad, from the time that your accident on holiday in Bulgaria happened, or the time you realised that you had been injured or made ill. The table below illustrates the time limits for claiming compensation in Bulgaria, which also apply to foreign holiday makers.

Reason for claimTime Limit
UK Package holiday claims covering illness and accidents on a flight, hotel, or excursion3 Years from Incident Date may very
Non package holiday accident, injury, or illnessCan vary – Please talk to our team for the latest advice
Non package holiday flight to an international airport.2 Years may very

Holiday Injury And Accident Claims We Can Help With

Have you experienced a holiday illness or injury in Bulgaria, which was caused by negligent behaviour on the part of another party? Whether you suffered from a ski injury caused by an avoidable skiing accident, a car accident injury when you were driving in Bulgaria or an accident on a package holiday and need to make a Bulgarian package holiday claim, Accident Claims UK’s panel of personal injury solicitors may be able to help you claim compensation for your injuries. We will now look at some common injuries in Bulgaria that our clients regularly make Bulgaria holiday compensation claims for.

Bulgarian Package Holiday Accident And Injury Claims

Tour operators selling package holidays to Bulgaria have a legal duty of care towards their customers. This means that they are legally obliged to provide customers with a safe and hygienic environment on holiday when using services provided by the tour operator, such as flights to or from Bulgaria, the hotel or day excursions to tourist attractions. If a guest is injured using services provided by the tour operator, in an accident that was the fault of the tour operator, then they may be able to claim compensation for their injuries from the tour operator.

If you have been injured on a package holiday to Bulgaria, because of negligence on the part of the tour operator then you could be entitled to make a Bulgarian package holiday claim for compensation for your injuries. Call Accident Claims UK today, to see if you are entitled to claim.

If you are injured or made seriously ill on a package holiday to Bulgaria, you will need to report your injuries to your tour operator. Below are the contact numbers for urgent situations for the main travel operators providing holidays to Bulgaria.

Name of tour operator
TUI
Thomas Cook
Jet2Holidays
LastMinute.com
TravelRepublic.co.uk

Claims For Accidents And Injuries In Hotels

Have you suffered from a holiday illness and injury in Bulgaria, which was caused by negligence on the part of your hotel? Then you could be entitled to make a Bulgaria holiday compensation claim for your injuries. Hotels have a legal duty of care towards their guests, which means that it is their responsibility to provide guests with a safe and hygienic environment. If a guest is injured because of negligence on the part of the hotel the hotel could be held liable for the guest’s injuries and have to pay them compensation. If you have experienced an injury in Bulgaria because of negligence on the part of your hotel, call Accident Claims UK for your free consultation,. If you are entitled to claim, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to handle your Bulgaria holiday compensation claim.

Food Poisoning, Waterborne Illnesses, And Accidents In Restaurants

Unfortunately illnesses on holiday in Bulgaria can include food poisoning or waterborne illnesses. Food poisoning can be very nasty and ruin a holiday. In extreme cases of food poisoning, the person who becomes ill has to go to hospital. Food poisoning can occur if you eat at a restaurant or a hotel, where your food has not been prepared or stored. Symptoms of food poisoning can include diarrhea, stomach cramps, vomiting, nausea, fever and fatigue. This NHS guide to food poisoning has more information about the illness. If hotel swimming pools are not bacteria can develop which can poison guests with a water borne diseases, if the pool has not been treated with chlorine properly. If you have suffered from a waterborne disease or food poisoning in Bulgaria, because of negligence on the part of a restaurant or hotel, you could be entitled to make a holiday illness claim for compensation. Call Accident Claims UK today, to see if you are entitled to claim.

Slips, Trips And Falls On Holiday

Unfortunately even small acts of negligence on the part of a tour operator, hotel, restaurant or tourist attraction in Bulgaria can result in slip, trip or fall injuries. Often small acts of negligence in a hotel, restaurant, shop or other place where management have a duty of care towards people who use this space, can result in a slip, trip or fall injury. Hazards that can cause these sorts of accidents include broken flooring or a spilled drink that hasn’t been mopped up. Although many slip, trip and fall accidents only cause minor injuries such as cuts and bruises, other injuries can include more serious ones such as broken or fractured bones.

If you have experienced an injury caused by a slip, trip or fall accident that was not your fault, call Accident Claims UK today, to see if you are entitled to make a Bulgaria holiday compensation claim.

Bulgarian Skiing Accident And Injury Claims

Bulgaria’s mountains make it an up and coming destination for skiing holidays. Pamporovo, Banko, Samokov, Borovets, Chepelare and Dobrinishte are all popular ski resorts. Skiing may have inherent risks, but ski resorts and ski instructors are responsible for taking every possible precaution to ensure that ski accidents and ski injuries are avoided.

Negligence that can lead to skiing accidents can include: faulty rented ski equipment, broken or faulty ski lifts, hazards not being repaired or marked and poorly trained or unqualified instructors giving out the wrong advice. If you have suffered a ski injury because of a skiing accident in Bulgaria that was not your fault, make sure that you claim personal injury compensation. Accident Claims UK can provide you with an excellent ski accident lawyer. Call today, to see if you are entitled compensation.

Holiday Car Accident Claims In Bulgaria

Unfortunately, driving in Bulgaria is more risky than driving back home in the UK. Roads are poorly lit at night and markings are not always clear. The European Commission has reported that in 2016 road accident related fatalities in Bulgaria was nearly double what it is for other European countries. The government of the United Kingdom advises extreme caution when driving in Bulgaria. This means sadly that you are more likely to be injured in a car accident in Bulgaria than at home. If you were injured in a car accident that was not your fault in Bulgaria, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Call Accident Claims UK today, and an advisor will assess your situation. If you are entitled to claim we will provide you with an experienced personal injury solicitor to handle your car accident compensation claim in Bulgaria.

How Can The Accident Claims UK Team Help You?

Do I Need To Use A Solicitor Or Lawyer Based In Bulgaria?

Many people believe that if they experience an injury in Bulgaria, they have to use a Bulgarian personal injury firm to make their compensation claim. This is simply not the case. Accident Claims UK can provide you with a UK based personal injury solicitor who is experienced at handling holiday accident claims in Europe. This means that you will be able to avoid the confusion that can happen when working with an overseas firm, and be assured that your claim is being handled expertly by a solicitor within easy reach.

Personal Injury Claims Calculator

Type of injury sustainedHow serious it wasNotes on the injuryExamples of compensation
Toe injuriesModerate to amputation of all toesCovering moderate toe injuries up to the amputation of all your toes.from up to £8,420 to £49,180
Psychiatric Damage (Generally)Less severe to severeTakes account of and is calculated using several different factors and effects on a claimant.£5,130 - £101,470
Brain damageLess severeLess severe forms of brain damage where your recovery wil be good and where you can go back working or socialising.£13,430 to £37,760
FingerMinor to severeThe guidelines for compensation look at how serious the injury was and how it has affected you.from up to £4,160 to £32,210
HandMinor to severeThe guidelines for compensation look at how serious the injury was and how it has affected you.£800 - £176,660
LegMinor to severeThe guidelines for compensation look at how serious the injury was and how it has affected you.up to to £247,280
AnkleModest to severeThe guidelines for compensation look at how serious the injury was and how it has affected you.from up to £12,050 - £61,110
FootModest to severeThe guidelines for compensation look at how serious the injury was and how it has affected you.from up to £12,050 - £176,660
ShoulderMinor to severeThe more serious the shoulder injury, the higher award made in compensation. £2,150 - £42,110
BackMinor to severeThe more serious the back injury, the higher the award made in compensation. £2,150 - £141,150
WristCategories (A) through (F)Compensation payments could progress upwards with the severity of the injuryUp to £52,490
HipsLesser to more severeThe pelvis and hips can be damaged and injured in various ways. Claims may also include damage to the organs.£3,460 - £114,810

No Win No Fee Bulgarian Holiday Accident Claims

Most people looking to make a Bulgaria holiday compensation claim with Accident Claims UK, gets the option to make a no win no fee claim. No win no fee means that you will only have to pay your solicitors fee if you win your compensation claim. In the unlikely event that you do not win your claim, you will not have to pay a penny. This means that there is no financial risk to you. For many of our clients who have already been through a stressful and costly ordeal by being injured on holiday, making a no win no fee claim is the less stressful way to claim. Call Accident Claims UK today, to enquire about making a no win no fee Bulgaria holiday compensation claim.

Start Your Claim For A Holiday Injury Or Sickness In Bulgaria Today

Have you been injured or made ill when you were on holiday in Bulgaria? Maybe you wish to make a Bulgarian package holiday claim, claim compensation for an accident you experienced driving in Bulgaria or a ski accident, resulting in injury? Whatever illness or injury while in Bulgaria you suffered, you could be entitled to claim compensation if the accident was not your fault. Call Accident Claims UK today, to see if you are due compensation. If you are entitled to make a holiday accident claim in Bulgaria, one of our excellent personal injury lawyers will start working on your claim right away. Call today to see if you are entitled to claim. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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