By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated 24th November 2021. Welcome to this guide to claiming after an accident on holiday in the Dominican Republic.
Have you been injured or made ill because of a Dominican Republic holiday accident or illness and think it was caused through the negligence of somebody else? If so then you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries or illness. Whether you were injured because of a car crash in the Dominican Republic, a slip, trip or fall accident, suffered a Dominican Republic package holiday illness, illness caused by food poisoning, or any other sort of holiday accident call us and we could tell you if you have a valid claim.
If you wish to make a travel accident claim for an illness or injury that you suffered in the Dominican Republic, call AccidentClaims.co.uk today, to see if you are entitled to compensation. We can supply you with a personal injury solicitor to handle your claim. Our panel of solicitors have years of experience handling travel injury claims and holiday sickness claims overseas. Because they have up to 30 years of experience, you’re bound to be in safe hands, and what’s more the solicitors we provide will always push for you to be awarded the maximum amount of compensation your claim could be worth, so there’s no chance of you getting shortchanged.
Call AccidentClaims.co.uk to see if you are entitled to make a Dominican Republic compensation claim. One of our informed advisors will be happy to assess your case and judge if you would be entitled to make a Dominican Republic holiday accident claim. If you are entitled to claim, we could estimate how much compensation you could receive and provide a no win no fee solicitor to make your claim. Call AccidentClaims.co.uk today on 0800 073 8801 to begin your No Win No Fee Dominican Republic personal injury claim.
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- A Guide To Dominican Republic Holiday Accident Claims
- Resorts And Destinations In The Dominican Republic
- What To Do If You Have An Accident Abroad
- Emergency Services In The Dominican Republic
- Healthcare In The Dominican Republic For Tourists
- Time Limits For Making A Dominican Republic Accident Claim
- Dominican Republic Package Holiday Accidents And Injury Claims
- Accidents At A Hotel In The Dominican Republic
- Holiday Sickness Claims In The Dominican Republic
- Tripping And Slipping On Holiday
- Swimming, Boat Tour Or Diving Accident Claims
- Car Accidents In The Dominican Republic
- How Our Experts Can Help You
- Holiday Accident Claims Calculator
- Can You Use A UK Based Solicitor?
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- How Our Travel Accident Claims Team Can Help You
- Travel Accident Claims Advice
The beautiful Caribbean island nation of the Dominican Republic is a popular beach and luxury resort destination. Nearly 179,000 British nationals visit the Dominican Republic a year, for holidays or other reasons. Although crime and extreme weather is a problem on the island, most visits to the Dominican Republic are safe and trouble-free. However, Dominican Republic holiday accidents could happen if proper standards of health and safety are not upheld. If you’ve suffered a Dominican Republic holiday illness or injury, which was caused by an accident or incident that was not your fault, you could have a case to make a Dominican Republic personal injury claim for compensation. You could be owed damages in terms of compensation, so call AccidentClaims.co.uk today, to see if you are entitled to claim compensation.
Remember, AccidentClaims.co.uk offers a free personal injury claims consultation to anyone injured in the Dominican Republic because of an accident that was not their fault. Call today and one of our informed advisors will let you know if you qualify to claim compensation for a personal injury in the Dominican Republic. You could then be provided with an excellent personal injury solicitor, who can start working on your Dominican Republic compensation claim right away.
The Dominican Republic is famous for its beautiful beaches and luxury holiday resorts. Here are our top holiday resorts and places of interest to visit in the Dominican Republic.
- Punta Cana
- Santa Domingo
- Puerto Plata
- Las Terrenas
- La Romana
- Santiago de los Cabarellos
If you are injured in the Dominican Republic, you could take these steps immediately following your accident, to gather evidence that will support your accident claims in the Dominican Republic.
- Collect visual evidence by taking photos of the hazard that was the cause of your injuries, if it is safe to do so.
- Collect visual evidence by taking photos of your injuries, if it is safe to do so.
- If you are injured in a car accident in the Dominican Republic swap your contact details with the offending driver, and take down the car model, colour and registration number of the other vehicle.
- Keep the receipts of any purchases you make relating to your accident. You may be able to get these costs back as expenses and they could provide evidence of your accident.
- Report your accident to your hotel or tour operator and make sure that they record your accident accurately in their accident log book.
- Get a medical report from a doctor, which will define your injuries and assess the impact they are likely to have on your quality of life.
Of course, if you are seriously injured or ill, your first priority should be seeking the appropriate medical help for your injuries. If this is the case, a friend or family member can stay behind to collect evidence for you.
The emergency services contact number in the Dominican Republic is 911. You can dial 911 to access the police force, ambulance service or fire brigade.
In an urgent diplomatic situation such as a member of your party being arrested, attacked or dying you can contact the British Embassy in San Domingo for assistance. Their telephone number is +1-809-472-7111. We will provide additional information at the bottom of this guide.
Not all countries have a state healthcare system like the NHS. Before travelling abroad, we recommend that you take out fully comprehensive travel insurance, which includes medical insurance, to cover any treatment you may need if you become injured or ill on holiday in the Dominican Republic.
There is a time limit for making a personal injury claim in the Dominican Republic. The personal injury claims time limit in the Dominican Republic begins on the day of your accident, or the day that you realised that you had been injured or made ill. If you wish to make a Dominican Republic holiday accident claim, we recommend that you call AccidentClaims.co.uk to begin your compensation claim as soon as possible, to avoid falling outside the personal injury claims time limit. If you holiday was not as part of a package deal then please call us to see what time frame your case falls into.
- If you are claiming for a Dominican Republic package holiday accident which was booked in the UK by a UK tour operator, the personal injury claims time limit is three years. .
|Cause of injury
|Relevant personal injury claim time limit
|When claiming against a UK package holiday company for a package holiday booked by a UK tour operator in the UK.
|3 years may very
|When claiming for flight accidents or disruption flying from the UK to or from international airports in the Dominican Republic.
|2 year may vary
We will now look at some common ways that holidaymakers could become ill or injured in the Dominican Republic. If you have been made ill or injured because of an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim for injury in the Dominican Republic. Many clients ask us if we only handle specific types of personal injury claims. We actually cover all sorts of personal injury claims for compensation, as long as the injury or illness was serious enough to require you to take three or more days off work. We will now look at some common foreign holiday accident claims that people could make for injuries and illness that could happen in the Dominican Republic.
Package holidays are a popular way to save money when booking a holiday, as your hotel, transport and other services such as excursions are provided by a single tour operator. If you experience a Dominican Republic package holiday accident which causes a Dominican Republic package holiday illness or injury, that was the fault of the tour operator then you could be owed compensation. The package holiday must be booked in the UK by a UK tour operator. If you were injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, in the hotel, on a flight or an activity provided as part of your Dominican Republic package holiday, then you could be entitled to make a Dominican republic compensation claim. Your rights will be covered by the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.
Call AccidentsClaims.co.uk now, and find out if you are entitled to make a Dominican Republic package holiday illness or injury compensation claim.
Although most hotels in the Dominican Republic are well run, accidents could happen if proper standards of health and safety are not upheld. Accidents that could happen in hotels in the Dominican Republic or elsewhere, due to negligence include customers slipping on wet floors, swimming pool accidents, accidents that involve furniture falling on a customer and crushing them, or accidents on staircases due to hazards or damaged flooring. If you have been injured or made ill because of a hotel accident in the Dominican Republic, you could be entitled to make a hotel Dominican Republic Accident Claim. Call AccidentClaims.co.uk today, to enquire about claiming for a Dominican Republic holiday accident in a hotel.
Holidaymakers can take precautions and educate themselves on how to avoid illness in the Dominican Republic. However, if you have suffered a Dominican Republic holiday illness like food poisoning because of negligence on the part of a business such as a restaurant, cafe or hotel, then you could be able to make a holiday sickness claim for compensation. Restaurants and other dining establishments have a duty of care towards their customers, which means they should take every possible precaution to ensure that proper standards of health and safety are upheld on the premises. Food and drink must be prepared and stored properly to ensure that guests do not become ill with food poisoning. If a guest suffers a Dominican Republic holiday illness such as food poisoning because of poor standards of health and safety at a restaurant or cafe, they could make a Dominican Republic holiday sickness claim for compensation if the illness is medically proven.
If you have been made ill on holiday because of negligence, you could be entitled to make a Dominican Republic holiday sickness claim for compensation. Call us today, to see if you are entitled to claim.
Unfortunately, slip, trip, and fall accidents are a common cause of holiday injuries. This is because even a small health and safety hazard could cause someone to fall. Common examples of slip, trip and fall hazards could include wet floors and spillages on floors which have not been mopped up or signage put out, broken or poorly kept flooring, broken paving slabs outdoors or broken handrails on staircases. Many injuries caused by slips, trips, and falls are more minor injuries, such as cuts and bruises that will heal in a short space of time. However, other slip, trip, and fall accidents could result in more serious injuries, including soft tissue injuries such as a sprain, broken or fractured bones.
If you have suffered a slip, trip or fall injury on holiday that was not your fault, call AccidentClaims.co.uk today, to see if you could make an Accident claim in the Dominican Republic for your injuries.
All watersports have inherent risks. However, providers of activities such as boat tours, open water swimming or diving still have a duty of care towards their customers. Negligence towards their customers could be actions such as such as not having a properly qualified skipper to drive the boat on a boat tour, or not checking that diving equipment is working properly before use, or not employing a certified watersports instructor. If you have been injured because of negligence on the part of a watersports, boat tour or diving instructor, then you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Call us today to speak to one of our personal injury claims advisors, to see if you are entitled to claim compensation for a personal injury in the Dominican Republic.
If you have been involved in a road traffic or car accident in the Dominican Republic you could be entitled to claim compensation if you are injured, if the accident was the fault of the other driver. As well as claims for a car accident in the Dominican Republic, we could possibly handle other types of road traffic accident related claims for compensation. These could include: pedestrian accidents claims in the Dominican Republic, motorcycle accident claims, bus accident claims, coach accident claims, or whiplash accident claims.
If you have been injured because of a car crash in the Dominican Republic, call us today to see how much compensation you could be owed and be provided with an excellent personal injury solicitor to handle your claim.
If you have been injured or made ill because of an accident in the Dominican Republic that was not your fault, but due to negligence of a the third party then you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Call us today, and we can let you know if you are entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. If you are, we could provide you with an excellent personal injury claims solicitor to represent you in your personal injury claim in the Dominican Republic.
|What injury did you suffer?
|How may your claim be worth?
|A minor neck injury
|£2,150 to £3,810
|Recovery should be between 3 months and a year. Usually associated with a soft tissue injury.
|A (more) minor neck injury
|Up to £2,150
|Recovery should be expected within 3 months. Also concerned with soft tissue injuries.
|A serious shoulder injury
|£11,200 to £16,830
|Shoulder injuries which will restrict the joints movement and its usefulness. Possible weakness of grip or a fractured humerus leading to restricted shoulder movement.
|A moderate shoulder injury
|£6,920 to £11,200
|Injuries which are similar to frozen shoulder or discomfort with restricted movement possibly recovery in 2 years.
|A minor brain/ head injury
|£1,940 to £11,200
|Minor head injuries or minor brain injuries. Brackets concerned with recovery time.
|A less severe injury to the wrist
|£11,040 to £21,480
|Some level of permanent disability is expected.
|A Severe pelvic injury
|£68,740 to £114,810
|Severe pelvic injuries which could leave you with substantial residual level or degree of disability, extensive fractures of the pelvis involving, for example, dislocation of a low back joint.
|An amputation of the little finger
|£7,580 to £10,730
|Where you are aware of the loss of the finger.
|A wrist fracture
|Rarely exceed £8,970
|When recovery from fracture or soft tissue injury takes longer but is complete.
|A jaw fracture(s) – severe
|Up to £39,940
|Three levels of severity (i), (ii) and (iii). The top end damages could be awarded to multiple fractures of the jaw followed by prolonged treatment and disability.
|£3,460 to £8,360
|Food poisoning causing significant discomfort, stomach pain and alteration to the bowel function, complete recovery 1-2 years.
There is a common misconception that if you make a personal injury claim abroad you have to use a personal injury lawyer based in the same country. This is not actually true. AccidentClaims.co.uk could provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor who is experienced at making holiday accident abroad personal injury claims, or claims overseas for people who were injured on holiday.
Many of our clients prefer to use a no win no fee solicitor. This means that your holiday accident solicitor will handle your claim, without charging you an upfront fee. Instead, you will only have to pay your solicitor’s fees if you win your Dominican Republic holiday accident claim. Although our panel of solicitors won’t take on a case unless they know they can win it, for many of our clients making a no win no fee claim makes them feel more confident, as there will be no legal fees to pay unless they win.
Call us today to find out more about beginning a no win no fee claim for an accident in the Dominican Republic.
Whether you have a holiday sickness claim or a travel injury claim to make, for an accident in the Dominican Republic, trust AccidentClaims.co.uk to provide you with the right solicitor. Our panel of solicitors have up to 30 years of experience helping injured holidaymakers like you make travel accident claims for compensation. What’s more, they will always push to win you the highest amount of compensation that you are entitled to, so that you won’t get shortchanged. If you believe that you can make a Dominican Republic compensation claim call AccidentClaims.co.uk for your free personal injury claims consultation. We hope to hear from you soon.
British Embassy Dominican Republic
Edificio Corominas Pepín,
Av 27 de Febrero 233,
Telephone number from within the Dominican Republic: +1-809-472-7111.
If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in the Dominican Republic, call 020 7008 1500.
An NHS Guide To Healthcare In The Dominican Republic – Information from the NHS.
A Fit For Travel Guide To Healthcare In The Dominican Republic – Information from NHS Fit for Travel
Personal Injury Claims For An Accident On Holiday – A more general overview of holiday accident claims.
How To Claim Compensation For A Package Holiday Injury – Package holiday accident compensation claims.
What evidence would I need to make a claim for an accident on holiday in the Dominican Republic?
If you are intending on making a holiday accident claim, there are a variety of different types of evidence you may want to collect. For example, you would need to prove that the accident actually happened. Evidence that could help you to prove this could include police reports for car accidents, for example. You could also take some photographs of the accident scene, and your injuries. In addition to this if you can collect any details of witnesses, they could be approached for a statement. Further to this, or other evidence you would need would be to prove that your injuries existed. You would also need to evidence how severe they were. An independent medical report could be produced if you visit an independent medical professional as part of your claim. This would involve them undertaking a medical examination of your injuries, and asking you questions. In some cases, it may be relevant for them to take a look at your medical notes, and order further tests. You could still be able to claim if you have a pre-existing injury that has been exacerbated or accelerated due to the accident.
Could I make a claim for a child for an accident on holiday in the Dominican Republic?
It could be possible for you to claim on behalf of a child that you are responsible for. Again, you would have to prove that the accident occurred. You would also have to provide evidence of your child’s injuries, including their nature and severity. You could act as a litigation friend for your child when making a claim on their behalf. This would allow you to make decisions about whether to accept a compensation settlement, for example.
Thank you for reading this guide to claiming for an accident on holiday in the Dominican Republic.