Fuerteventura Accident Claims – How To Claim Compensation For A Personal Injury On Holiday

Have you been injured, or made ill because of an accident whilst on holiday in Fuerteventura that was not your fault? Then you could make a holiday injury claim. How much your claim is worth will depend on how severely you were injured. Whether your accident was caused by negligence on the part of a hotel, restaurant, airline or tour operator, or any other third party, you may be eligible to make a holiday accident compensation claim.

Fuerteventura holiday accident

Fuerteventura holiday accident

Trust Accident Claims UK to provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to handle your claim for an accident suffered on holiday in Fuerteventura, illness in Fuerteventura or claim for a package holiday accident. We are a well respected personal injury law firm, whose panel of solicitors have up to 30 years of experience handling personal injury claims, so you’re bound to be in good hands. Our personal injury lawyers and holiday accident solicitors will always fight to win you the highest amount of compensation that you are owed, and what’s more, all of our clients have the option to make a no win no fee claim, so there is no financial risk to you.

If you wish to claim compensation for food poisoning, holiday compensation for loss of enjoyment, food poisoning, whiplash, or any other type of injuries or illnesses, which were caused by negligence on the part of someone else, such as your hotel, talk to us. What’s more, in the very sad event you or one of your close relatives experienced a fatal accident or injury, it may be that you are eligible to make a holiday accident claim for compensation on their behalf.

We offer a free legal consultation to anyone considering making a holiday accident compensation claim. Call us today and one of out informed advisors will be able to let you know whether or not you have grounds to receive compensation for you accident on holiday in Fuerteventura. If you are, we will estimate how much your claim is worth and will provide you with an excellent holiday compensation solicitor, to represent you in your personal injury claim.

Call us today on 0800 073 8801 for your free holiday accident claims consultation. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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A Guide To Holiday Accident Claims In Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is a small Spanish island, belonging to the Canary Islands group, which is close to the coast of North Africa. Because of its year round sunshine and white sandy beaches, the island is is a popular holiday destination. Each year 12 million holidaymakers visit Spain, including the Canary Islands and other island groups. Spain is considered a safe country to visit, and most holidays there are trouble free. However, some holidaymakers will experience an accident whilst on holiday in Fuerteventura that was not their fault, which causes them to suffer an injury or illness. Some accidents are unavoidable mistakes which were nobody’s fault, however, other accidents are caused because advisable health and safety practises are not observed. If you have had your holiday ruined by an accident that was caused by another party that had a duty of care towards you, such as a restaurant, hotel, activity provider or tour operator, you could then be entitled to make a holiday accident compensation claim.

In this guide to making a holiday injury claim or holiday illness claim for an accident on holiday in this particular Spanish island, Accident Claims UK will explain the process of making a holiday accident claim. Subjects that we will cover include: what should do if you experienced an accident in Fuerteventura, getting medical treatment and how to report your accident. We will also look at the most common types of injuries and illnesses experienced by tourists here, and look in detail at what making a no win no fee claim involves. You could be owed holiday accident compensation, if you have been injured or become sick because of an accident that happened and that was not your fault. So call Accident Claims UK to find the right holiday compensation lawyer to represent your claim.

Top Ten Most Popular Resorts In Fuerteventura

These are the most popular towns and resorts for holidaymakers to visit in Fuerteventura

  1. Puerto del Rosario
  2. La Olivia
  3. Corralejo
  4. Morro Jable
  5. Betancuria
  6. La Olivia
  7. Antigua, Fuerteventura
  8. Tuineje
  9. Pajara
  10. Caleta de Fuste
  11. Costa Calma

What You Must Do After Being Injured On Holiday In Fuerteventura And The Canary Islands

If you experience an accident when on holiday which was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. There are things that you can do at the scene of the accident, to collect evidence to support your compensation claim. Of course if you are seriously injured or ill, your first priority should be to get the right medical treatment, in which case a friend or family member can stay behind and collect evidence for you.

If you are injured or become sick, take the following steps to help you to claim compensation for your accident:

  • Take a photograph of your injuries, if it is safe to do so. Include a date stamp if possible with your camera.
  • Take a photograph of the hazard which led to your accident, if it is safe to do so. Include a date stamp if you can with your device.
  • Keep the receipts of anything you buy as you may be able to claim back these expenses at a later stage. The receipts can also serve as evidence to support your claim.
  • If you are involved in a car accident in Fuerteventura, swap contact details with the other driver. Take down the model, colour and registration plate number of the other vehicle.
  • Take down the contact details of any eyewitnesses who could testify on your behalf at a later stage.

Fuerteventura Emergency Service Numbers

If you require emergency assistance, for example you or someone else is seriously injured, or a fire has broken out, call the emergency services using the numbers below.

  • Ambulance – 112
  • Police – Corralejo – 928 866107
  • Police – Morro Jable – 928 541020
  • Police – Puerto del Rosario – 850 635
  • Hospital – 928 862000
  • Red Cross Corralejo – 928 867497
  • Red Cross Caleta de Fuste – 928 851376
  • Red Cross Puerto del Rosario – 928 852 222
  • British Consulate – (+34) 902 109 356

You can contact the British consulate in Gran Canaria If you require diplomatic assistance, for example if a member of your party being attacked or arrested

British consulate in Gran Canaria: +34 928 26 25 08

Healthcare and Medical Services In Fuerteventura

At the present time if you are a citizen of the United Kingdom, you can use a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to obtain the same state healthcare in Spain that Spanish citizens are entitled to, when visiting Spain. Please see this NHS guide for more information on how to apply for an EHIC card here. Spain’s healthcare system may not be as comprehensive as the NHS’s healthcare system, so Accident Claims UK recommends that you also purchase fully comprehensive travel insurance to cover the costs of any healthcare that you may need whilst travelling in Spain, or any other EU country.

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.

Personal Injury Claims Time Limits In Fuerteventura

If you are injured on holiday, or made ill on holiday because of an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim. However, personal injury claims time limits apply when you are making a compensation claim for an accident on holiday. This is the time which you have to claim compensation, which begins from the day of the accident, or the day you realised that you had been harmed (for example, if you experienced a complicated diagnosis).

Circumstances in which you were harmedLimitation period
UK Booked Package holidays3 years ( may very )
Non package holiday injuries, accidents, or illness1 year (time limits can vary)
Injury or illness on a flights booked travelling between international airports2 years

Travel Accident And Injury Claims In Fuerteventura That Accident Claims UK Can Help With

Below are common travel accident and injury claims that people make, when they have suffered a holiday accident abroad that was not their fault. The most common of which include:

  • Accidents on the roads
  • Car accidents
  • Instances of food poisoning
  • Accidents in swimming pools
  • Sports and activity injuries
  • Slips and falls

If you have been injured in an accident similar to those described below, or any other sort of accident whilst on holiday, contact Accident Claims UK today, to find the right holiday compensation solicitor to help with your claim.

Package Holiday Accident, Injuries And Illnesses

If you go on a package holiday, your tour operator has a duty of care towards you. What does this mean in practice? A duty of care means that a business is legally obliged to take every reasonable precaution to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of their customers whilst using their services. If the business is negligent, and a customer is injured or made ill as a result of this negligence, the business could be held legally liable for the customer’s injuries and have to pay them compensation. An example of this would be deliberately ignoring a trip hazard. If you have been injured on a package holiday to Fuerteventura, or made ill, because of your tour operator acting negligently, then you could be entitled to seek compensation and damages. Call Accident Claims UK today, to enquire about claiming personal injury compensation for a package holiday accident.

If you are injured on a package holiday, you will need to report the accident to your tour operator. Some of the main and largest package tour operators in the UK offering holidays to Fuerteventura include;

  • TUI
  • Thomas Cook
  • Jet2Holidays
  • LastMinute.com
  • Travel Republic

Hotel Accidents In Fuerteventura

As well as tour operators, hotels also have a duty of care towards their customers and guests. If a hotel neglects to apply proper health and safety measures on their premises and a customer is injured as a result, they could have to pay the customer compensation for their injuries or illness. Common accidents that can happen in a hotel are slip, trip and fall accidents, swimming pool accidents, accidents in a hotel gym and guests contracting food poisoning by improper standards being implemented in the hotel kitchens. If you have been injured or made ill at a hotel in Fuerteventura in an accident that was not your fault, call Accident Claims UK today, to see if you are entitled to claim hotel accident compensation.

Can You Claim If You Get Food Poisoning?

A common question we are often asked by potential clients is “Can you claim compensation if you get food poisoning?” If you experienced food poisoning because of negligence on behalf of a restaurant, cafe, hotel or another establishment where you ate, you could be entitled to claim compensation for food poisoning. Kitchen staff are supposed to follow strict rules when storing food, or preparing it, to fail to do so is negligence and can lead to diners contracting food poisoning. Food poisoning can be serious enough to land the sufferer in hospital, and even mild forms of food poisoning can completely ruin a holiday. Hotel guests can also experience similar symptoms if they swim in a swimming pool, where the water has not been properly treated with chlorine by the hotel staff. If you have experienced food poisoning or a water borne illness because of negligence on the part of a third party in Fuerteventura, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Call Accident claims UK today and enquire about claiming compensation for food poisoning. You may also be able to claim holiday compensation for loss of enjoyment too.

Slips, Trips And Falls Including Balcony Accidents

If you were injured in a slip, trip or fall accident on holiday, because of negligence on the part of someone else, you could be entitled to claim holiday accident compensation. Slip, trip or fall accidents are commonly caused by obstructions being left on the floor, or faulty furnishings collapsing under people. Although most slip and fall injuries have minor consequences, they can cause more serious injuries such as broken bones. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on holiday in Spain, call Accident Claims UK today, to see if you are owed compensation.

Sadly there have also been a number of cases in Spain where people have fallen from a hotel or holiday apartment balcony and died. Often, the person involved has been under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol at the time, so are judged to be responsible for the accident in legal terms. However, there have been some incidents where the balcony railing was significantly below the height the European Union recommended height, in which case the hotel or apartment owner has been considered at least partially liable for the victim’s death. If a member of your holiday party, such as a relative, died in a balcony accident which could have been avoided, had it not been for the balcony being too low, you could claim compensation for the death on their behalf. Call Accident Claims UK today, to speak to an understanding advisor about making a Fuerteventura death compensation claim.

Watersports Injuries

Fuerteventura is known for its watersports including windsurfing and diving. With these activities comes inherent risks, however it doesn’t mean the activity coordinator has no responsibility towards you the client. For example, the activity provider is responsible for ensuring that the instructor is properly qualified and that the equipment is working properly. If you have been injured because of negligence on the part of a watersports activity provider, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Call Accident Claims UK today, to see if you have the right to claim.

Car Accidents In Fuerteventura

Sadly, Spanish roads are less safe than roads in the United Kingdom. There were 3.9 road related deaths in Spain in 2017 per 100,000 members of the population, when in the same year in the UK there were only 2.8 deaths per 100,000 members of the population. Whilst few die in car accidents in Fuerteventura, debilitating injuries like whiplash can be a real problem. If you have been injured in a car accident in Fuerteventura that was not your fault, you could make a car accident claim for compensation. Call Accident Claims UK, to talk to an advisor about making your car accident claim.

How Can Our Expert Team Help You?

Do I Need To Use A Solicitor In The Canary Islands?

If you suffered an accident on holiday in Fuerteventura, you may think of have to use a personal injury solicitor in Fuerteventura. This is not the case. Accident Claims UK provides expert solicitors based in Great Britain, with plenty of experience of handling holiday accident claims abroad. This means that there is no language gap to worry about, and it will be easy to contact your solicitor, should you need to. Contact Accident Claims UK today, to see about making a claim for holiday accident compensation.

Personal Injury Claims Calculator

Injuries sustainedLevel of seriousnessInformation or notesCompensation example
Injuries to the toesModerate to amputation of all toesFrom more moderate toe injuries up to and including the loss or amputation of all the toes.from up to £8,420 to £49,180
Psychiatric Damage (Generally)Less severe to severeCalculated by the psychiatric impact on the claimant.£5,130 - £101,470
Brain injuries/ damageLess severeIn less severe levels of brain damage, there can be a good level of recovery.£13,430 to £37,760
Injuries to the fingersMinor to severeFrom soft tissue injuries to fractures and breaks.from up to £4,160 to £32,210
Injuries to the handMinor to severeCould include everything from a soft tissue injury to breaks and fractures.£800 - £176,660
Injuries to the legMinor to severeCould include everything from a soft tissue injury to breaks and fractures.up to to £247,280
Injuries to the ankleModest to severeCould include everything from a soft tissue injury to breaks and fractures.from up to £12,050 - £61,110
Injuries to the foot or the feetModest to severeCould include everything from a soft tissue injury to breaks and fractures.from up to £12,050 - £176,660
Injuries to the shoulderMinor to severeAffecting the soft tissues, muscles and the bones or the shoulder joint and surrounding area. £2,150 - £42,110
Injuries to the backMinor to severeThe more serious the injury to the back, the more compensation you could be awarded. £2,150 - £141,150
Injuries to the wristCategories (A) through (F)The more serious the wrist injury, the more compensation you could be paid. Up to £52,490
Injuries to the hipsLesser to more severeThese can be very serious injuries with long term consequences.£3,460 - £114,810

Can I Make A No Win No Fee Holiday Accident Claim

Accident Claims UK offer anyone looking to claim holiday compensation for loss of enjoyment, an accident on holiday in Fuerteventura or holiday illness compensation, the option to make a no win no fee claim. What is a no win no fee claim? Making a no win no fee claim means that you can hire a solicitor and claim compensation, without risking losing any money in the unlikely event that you do not win your claim. This is because you will not have to pay an upfront fee. Instead, you will pay your fee out of your compensation package, on the condition that you win. If you don’t win, you don’t pay Accident Claims UK a penny.

To learn more about making a no win no fee claim, call Accident Claims UK to speak to one of our advisors today.

Why Choose Our Holiday Accident Claims Experts?

If you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation for an accident on holiday in Fuerteventura, our holiday accident claims experts would love to help you claim the compensation that you are entitled to. Call us today to take advantage of your free legal consultation. We will estimate how much a claim like yours could be worth and if you are owed personal injury compensation, we will provide you with an excellent holiday accident claims solicitor, to handle your claim. Remember, our solicitors have up to three decades of experience handling claims, and will always push to get you the maximum amount of compensation that you are owed. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Additional Resources

British Consulate Gran Canaria
Calle Luis Morote 6-3º
35007 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Spain

Telephone +34 928 26 25 08
If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Spain, call 020 7008 150

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