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

Have you experienced a holiday accident in Greece that was not your fault? If your injuries were because of negligence by the hotel staff, tour operator, airline, or any other 3rd party that was responsible for your health and safety then you could be eligible to claim tens of thousands of pounds or more for injury compensation in Greece. Accident Claims UK is a trusted personal injury law firm that can provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer to handle your claim. In this guide to making a holiday accident claim for an illness or injury that you experience in Greece, we will advise you on what to do if you are injured in Greece, explain common holiday accidents that happen in Greece such as road traffic accidents in Greece, food poisoning and hotel accidents. We will also advise you on how to claim injury compensation in Greece using a solicitor based in Great Britain. We have also included a personal injury claims calculator, so you can estimate what amount of compensation you might be entitled to claim and will explain the benefits of using a no win no fee solicitor to handle your claim.

Greece holiday accident

Greece holiday accident

At Accident Claims UK, we understand that you go on holiday to relax and enjoy yourself, suffering an injury or illness on holiday can ruin the experience and be a highly stressful ordeal. So if you have had your holiday to Greece ruined because of an illness or injury that was not your fault, trust Accident Claims UK to get you the holiday accident compensation that you are entitled to. We offer all of our potential clients a free consultation, so call us today to enquire about making holiday claims in Greece. If you have a good case to claim compensation, we will let you know how much compensation you could be eligible to make a claim for, and will assign one of our excellent personal injury solicitors to handle your holiday accident claim in Greece. Call us on 0800 073 8801 today, to begin your personal injury claims process.

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How To Deal With An Accident On Holiday In Greece

A Guide To Claiming Holiday Accident Compensation In Greece

Greece is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Each year, Greece is visited by over 3 million holidaymakers from the United Kingdom. Greece is considered a safe country to visit and most trips there are trouble free. However, accidents do happen, some of which result in injuries. If you were injured in Greece or made ill, because of negligence on the part of another party, you could be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation for your injuries. Common personal injury claims made by holidaymakers, for accidents that happened in Greece include: holiday compensation food poisoning claims, holiday compensation flight delay claims, claims for road traffic accidents in Greece, claims for watersports and adventure sports accidents and hotel accident claims in Greece.

If you have been injured in an accident on holiday in Greece that was not your fault, trust a personal injury solicitor from Accident Claims UK to handle your claim for holiday accident compensation. Accident Claims UK is a well respected personal injury law firm based in Great Britain. We specialise in providing victims of accidents abroad with holiday compensation solicitors based in Great Britain, who can manage their overseas personal injury claim for them, right here in their home country. This avoids any problems with language gaps or crossed wires in communication. We have created this guide to help personal injury claimants that have been injured on holiday in Greece, how to make a claim for personal injury compensation.

Remember, Accident Claims UK offers personal injury compensation consultations to anyone looking to make a Greece holiday illness claim, or a Greece holiday accident claim. Call us today, to speak to one of our informed advisors about your accident on holiday in Greece. If you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation, we will provide you with an excellent holiday compensation solicitor to represent you in your holiday accident claim in Greece. Call Accident Claims UK today, to see if you are entitled to make a holiday accident compensation claim.

Popular Resorts And Islands In Greece

As we have already mentioned, millions of holidaymakers visit Greece every year. Mainland Greece and the Greek Islands are known for their beautiful beaches, stunning scenery and unique historical monuments that date back from ancient times. Greece is also known for its uniquely hospitable culture and delicious cuisine. Here are the top ten most popular Greek resorts and islands to visit.

  1. Athens
  2. Santorini island
  3. Mykonos island
  4. Heraklion, Crete island
  5. Rhodes island
  6. Crete island
  7. Corfu island
  8. Kefalonia island
  9. Zakynthos island
  10. Paros island

What Should You Do If You Are Injured On Holiday In Greece?

If you have been to Greece and suffered injury due to an accident that was not your fault, you can take steps to collect evidence to support your holiday accident claim. We have listed these steps below:

  • Collect visual evidence by photographing your injuries and the hazard that caused them. Include a date stamp if possible.
  • Speak to witnesses who saw your accident in Greece. Take down their contact details, incase they are required to give evidence later.
  • Keep the receipts from any purchases you have to make as a result of your accident. You could be reimbursed for these expenses as part of your compensation package. The receipts could also serve as further evidence to support your claim.
  • Report your accident to your tour operator. You can also report it to the establishment where your accident took place (for example, a hotel). Make sure that they record it accurately in their accident log book.
  • If you experience a road traffic accident in Greece exchange contact details with the other driver. Take down the details of the make, colour and number plate of the other vehicle. Do not sign any paperwork that the other driver gives to you.

If you have legitimate grounds to make a holiday accident claim in Greece, call Accident Claims UK now and find out if you are eligible to start a claim for compensation. We can provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to represent you in your Greece holiday accident claim or Greece holiday illness claim. Call us for your free no win no fee claims consultation today, to see if you are entitled to claim.

How To Get Help – Useful Numbers In An Emergency

Of course, if you are seriously injured in Greece, your first pot of call should be receiving the appropriate medical attention. In a medical emergency call an ambulance. If you are in an emergency situation involving other dangers such as fire, or criminal activity, call the fire brigade or police, respectively.

  • Emergency – 112
  • Ambulance – 166
  • Fire Department – 199
  • Police – 100
  • Anti-drug Police – 109
  • Coast Guard – 108
  • Tourist Police – 171
  • Pharmacies – 107
  • Hospitals – 106
  • Forest Fire Authority – 191
  • Traffic Police – 10400
  • Weather service – 148

In non emergency medical situations you can get your injuries treated at a doctor’s surgery, or travel to hospital yourself.

How To Pay For Medical Treatment In Greece, Or The Greek Islands

If you are a citizen of the United Kingdom who is injured or made ill in Greece, you can use a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to get access to the same free healthcare in Greece that its citizens can. You can apply for an EHIC here. However, Greece’s healthcare system is less comprehensive than the NHS, so you should also take out fully comprehensive medical insurance, to pay for more complex medical treatment or services such as repatriation to your home country, if you are seriously injured. What’s more, after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in 2019, it is not currently known if its citizens will be able to use an EHIC in Europe.

You can apply for an EHIC card here.

How Long After An Accident On Holiday Can You Claim Compensation?

If you experience an accident on holiday, there is a personal injury claims time limit, which will determine how much time you have to claim compensation. The personal injury claims time limit begins from the day you were injured in Greece or became ill, or you realised that you had become injured or ill, if you were diagnosed at a later stage.

Personal Injury Claims Time Limits, In Greece

Accident, Injury or IllnessTime Limit
If the holiday was booked through a tour operator that is based in the UK.3 years ( May Very )
If you booked your holiday yourself privately.Up to 5 years ( May Very )
Road traffic accidents that happen in Greece.2 years to 5 years ( May Very )
Accidents at sea.2 years from the date the passenger stepped onto the vessel, ( May Very )

Holiday Accident, Injury And Illness Claims We Can Help With

Package Holidays Claims

Package holidays booked through a tour operator, are still a popular way to travel to Greece. Tour operators have a duty of care towards their customers, meaning that they are responsible for providing guests with a clean and hygienic safe environment in which to stay. Therefore, if a tour operator neglects the duty of care they owe to you and it results in a customer becoming injured or ill, the customer could be entitled to seek injury compensation in Greece from the tour operator.

If you are injured on a package holiday to Greece, such as suffering a laceration because of negligence on the part of the package holiday provider or another 3rd party, it is very important that you report your accident to the tour operator and make sure that they record it accurately in their accident log book.

Accident At A Hotel Compensation Claims

Hotels in Greece have a legal duty of care towards their guests. As we have explained, this means that they are responsible for taking reasonable measures to protect the health and safety of their guests, whilst staying on their premises. Common accidents that can happen in a hotel include: slip, trip or fall injuries, food poisoning, swimming pool accidents and accidents involving broken railings or furniture. If you have been made injured or ill because of a hotel accident in Greece which was not your fault, call Accident Claims UK today, to see if you are entitled to claim compensation.

Claim For A Restaurant Accident Or Food Poisoning While Abroad

Restaurants and other establishments serving food such as hotels or bars have to follow strict regulations when storing or preparing food, in order to avoid transmitting food poisoning to their customers. If you have experienced food poisoning because of negligence on the part of a restaurant in Greece, you could claim holiday compensation for food poisoning. Common forms of food poisoning or similar illness are caused by;

    • Campylobacter
    • Cryptosporidium
    • E. coli
    • Salmonella

Illnesses themselves might include:

  • Dysentery
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Giardiasis
  • Legionnaires Disease
  • Amoebiasis
  • Cholera

Food poisoning can ruin your holiday and make you seriously ill, so if you were made ill on holiday, seek the compensation that you are owed. Call Accident Claims UK today, to enquire about claiming holiday compensation for food poisoning today.

Falls, Trips And Slips

If you have suffered a slip, trip, or fall accident in Greece that was not your fault, and resulted in you becoming injured, you could be entitled to claim tens of thousands of pounds in compensation. Slip, trip and fall accidents can happen because of small careless actions, such as a spilled drink not being mopped up in bar, or a cracked paving slab not being fixed, which can cause injuries, ranging from sprains and strains to broken bones. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, call Accident Claims UK today to discuss making a holiday accident claim in Greece and finding the right holiday compensation solicitor to represent your claim.

Watersports And Adventure Sports Accident Claims

Greece is known for its beautiful seas and beaches. It’s not surprising then that a variety of watersports such as sailing, windsurfing, boating and diving are popular in Greece. These sorts of adventure sports come with an inherent risk and therefore require strict safety regulations to be upheld, such as use of the proper equipment and to have properly qualified instructors. If you have been injured during water sports activities in Greece, you could be entitled to claim tens of thousands of pounds in compensation. Call Accident Claims UK about making a personal injury claim for when you were injured in Greece, today.

Road Traffic Accidents In Greece

Sadly fatal road traffic accidents in Greece are more common than they are in the United Kingdom. In Greece there are 7.5 road accident related deaths per 100,000 members of the population, compared to the United Kingdom which has 2.8 road accident related deaths per 100,000 members of the population. Therefore driving in Greece is more risky than it is in the United Kingdom. If you have experienced a road traffic accident in Greece that was not your fault and resulted in you becoming injured, you could be entitled to claim tens of thousands of pounds for injury compensation in Greece. Common injuries caused by car accidents can include whiplash, soft tissue injuries, as well as broken and fractured bones. If you have been injured in a car accident, scooter or moped accident, cycling accidents, or motorcycle accidents on holiday in Greece that was not your fault, call Accident Claims UK today, to see if you are entitled to claim compensation.

How Can Accident Claims UK Help You?

Do I Need To Use A Solicitor In Greece?

If you are injured in Greece you may think you have to use a Greek solicitors firm to represent you in your injury compensation in Greece. Accident Claims UK can provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor that is based in Great Britain, who can represent your compensation claim for an accident on holiday in Greece. This means that you will benefit from using a solicitor based in your home country, that is familiar with handling Greece holiday accident claims. Accident Claims UK offers a free personal injury consultation for anyone looking to claim holiday accident compensation. Call us today, and if you have legitimate grounds for compensation, we will be able to provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer to handle your claim.

Personal Injury Claims Calculator

How were you injured?SeverityDetails of the injurySettlement amounts
Neck injuriesMinor - severeCovers a very wide range of different types of injury to the neck.£2,150 - £130,060
Back injuriesMinor - severeInjuries to the back which cover a range of different severities and types.£2,150 - £141,150
Shoulder injuriesMinor - severeThese injuries may often be associated with injuries to the neck as well. Might also include a fracture, break or other injury. £2,150 - £42,110
Fractured clavicleN/AHow much you will be awarded depends upon the extent and severity of the fracture.£4,520 to £10,730
Pelvis and hip injuriesLesser - severeAt the most severe there could also be dislocations and damage to the internal organs.£3,460 - £114,810
Arm injuriesMinor/ moderate - severeAt the highest end, these injuries fall short of being amputation level injuries.Up to £114,810
Wrist injuriesSeverity A - FDiffering levels of injury and types of injury.Up to £52,490
Hand injuriesMinorMinor hand injuries up to the total effective loss of both of your hands.£800 - £176,660
Thumb injuriesTrivialTrivial thumb injuries up to the loss of your thumb.Up to £48,080
Knee injuriesModerate - SevereCovering all injuries within these levels.Up to £84,360

No Win No Fee Claims For An Accident On Holiday

If you have experienced an accident on holiday in Greece that was somebody else’s fault, why not use a no win no fee solicitor to handle your claim? No win no fee means that in the unlikely event that your claim is lost, you won’t have to pay your solicitor a penny. For many people who have just suffered the trauma and expense of an injury or illness abroad, using a no win no fee personal injury solicitor is the more proffered way to make a holiday accident claim in Greece for many claimants. Call us today for your free consultation and to learn more about no win no fee.

Contact Us Today

If you have been struck down by illness or suffered physical or mental injury  because of an accident on holiday in Greece, you could be entitled to claim tens of thousands of pounds in compensation. Call Accident Claims UK today to see if you have legitimate grounds to make a Greece holiday accident claim, or Greece holiday illness claim. If you are entitled to claim, we will estimate how much your injury compensation in Greece could be worth, and provide you with an excellent holiday compensation solicitors. Call for your free personal injury claims consultation today.

Useful Links

Restaurant Accident Compensation Claims Guide – Find Out How To Claim?
How to claim compensation for an accident at a restaurant whilst on holiday in Greece.

A Guide To How Much You Can Claim For Slip, Trip, and Falls
How to make a claim for a slip, trip, or fall injury in the UK or on holiday.

Accident At Work Compensation Claims – How Much Compensation Can I Claim?
General accident at work compensation claims.