James Villas Holiday Accident Claims Guide – How to claim compensation for a Personal Injury Claim Against James Villas

Have you been injured or made ill because of negligence whilst staying at a James Villas holiday property? If the accident was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim against James Villas for compensation. Whether you were injured in a James Villas Spain property, James Villas Majorca property, a James Villas Greece property or elsewhere, if the accident was caused by negligence on the part of James Villas, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

James Villas holiday accident claims informationCall Accident Claims UK today, to see if you are entitled to make a holiday villa personal injury claim. We could provide you with a solicitor who would handle your claim, and who will push to secure the maximum amount of compensation you may be entitled to. Our solicitors have up to 30 years experience handling personal injury claims abroad, and can offer essential legal assistance when handling your James Villas personal injury claim.

Call us on 0800 073 8801 today, to see if you are entitled to claim compensation from James Villas, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer, who would start working on your claim right away once they have determined you have a valid case against James Villas.

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A Guide To Claiming Compensation for a James Villas Holiday Accident

James Villas is a holiday tour operator based in Maidstone, Kent, Great Britain. The company was founded in 1984 by James Needham, who owned a range of holiday properties on the Spanish Island of Lanzarote. In 2008 the company was bought by Wyndham Worldwide, and operates under Wyndham Vacation Rentals. Today, James Villas owns over 3000 properties worldwide, which customers are able to hire on a short-term basis as holiday homes.

Many of our clients ask us, “could I claim for an accident abroad?” As a holiday rentals business, James Villas has a duty of care towards customers who stay in their properties. Does this mean that James Villas is automatically responsible for any accident that happens on one of their properties? No. It means they are legally obliged to uphold proper standards of health and safety in their holiday homes. If they fail to do so, and it creates hazardous conditions which lead to an accident at a holiday rental in which a guest is injured or falls ill, then James Villas could be held legally liable for any damages caused and have to pay the injured guest compensation.

If you were injured or fell ill because of negligence in a James Villas holiday home, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.

Call Accident Claims UK today, to see if you could be entitled to claim compensation. If you have a legitimate case to against James Villas, one of our personal injury lawyers would establish this is so before offering to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis.

What Is An Accident On A James Villas Holiday?

An accident on a James Villa holiday, is an incident that is caused by negligence on the part of the business, for which the victim could claim compensation. If for example, a guest is injured in the swimming pool because they were behaving unsafely, then James Villas would not be responsible for their injuries. However, if the guest was injured in the swimming pool because of disrepair which James Villas failed to recognise and repair, then the business could be held liable for the customer’s injuries and have to pay them compensation as a result.

What Duty Of Care Does James Villas Have To Its Guests

Some holiday rental businesses act as agencies, advertising the properties and taking bookings on behalf of the property owner, and they are paid an upfront fee or commission for doing so. Others also provide property management services which includes check in. James Villas not only advertises and takes bookings on their properties but the company also owns and manages them.

In short, James Villas have a duty of care towards customers who stay in their properties. They also have a duty of care to protect staff, or contractors who work on the properties as part of their job. As such, they are responsible for properly maintaining their properties to an acceptable and high standard, in order to provide a safe and hygienic environment. If James Villas fail to do so, and you are injured or made ill as a result, they could be held legally liable for your injuries and would have to pay compensation in a successful claim against them.

If you were injured or made ill in a James Villas holiday home, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. To find out more about liability and whether your case is valid, please call one of our advisers today.

Should I Check If My Holiday Has ABTA Or ATOL Protection?

James Villas holidays are covered by ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents), number W2940. ABTA requires all associated travel agents to abide by certain standards, which protects you, the customer. These standards are approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. Because James Villas are ABTA protected, any payment you make for holiday accommodation with them, will be protected should the company cease trading.

When you purchase a James Villa package holiday which includes flights, they would be protected by ATOL (Air Transport Organisers Licence), and they would be protected by the Civil Aviation Authority, number 2730. This protects you from being stranded abroad or losing money, if a company ceases trading.

This ABTA and ATOL protection is important because booking your holiday with them, provides further protections under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

Many of clients ask, “does travel insurance cover personal injury?” Your travel insurance may cover the cost of any medical treatment, or other services you may need if you are injured abroad. However, it will not give you a compensation payout if you are injured through no fault of your own. Instead, you would need to hire a solicitor to handle your holiday villa personal injury claim. Call us today, to see if you are entitled to compensation.

Accidents That Could Happen At A Holiday Villa

Our clients often ask us questions like “could I claim for an accident abroad?”, “Can you claim for a sickness on holiday?” and “How much can I claim for a holiday illness?” As we have explained, if you stayed in a James Villas property, and were injured or made ill because of negligence on the part of James Villas, you could be entitled to make a claim for an accident at James Villas.

This applies to whether you experienced your holiday villas injury or illness at a James Villas Spain property, James Villas Majorca property, James Villas Greece property, or other holiday villa owned by the company elsewhere.

Slips And Trips

Unfortunately, slip, trip, and fall accidents are the most common accidents that people suffer. This is because a small obstruction like a loose tile on the floor, or a spilled drink may cause someone to slip or trip. Other hazards that could lead to someone suffering a trip or slip in a holiday home might include any of the following:

  • Broken stairs
  • Faulty railings
  • A cracked garden paving slab
  • Leakages

Whilst many slip trip and fall accidents may only result in minor injuries such as scrapes and bruises, others could result in more serious injuries  which could include soft tissue injuries or bone fractures.

If you have been injured because of a slip or trip accident caused by negligence on the part of James Villas, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim against the company. Call Accident Claims UK today, to find out whether you have a valid claim.

Accidents In Your Holiday Villa Swimming Pool

Swimming and using a swimming pool has its inherent risks. Renting a private villa with a pool means there will be no lifeguard present and as such you would be fully responsible for your, or your children’s behaviour. Therefore, it is important that if you rent a villa with a swimming pool, that you and the rest of your party do not put yourselves at risk by using the pool unsafely. For example, swimming alone, or under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

That being said, illnesses and injuries could be caused because of negligence on the part of the property owner. This may include failing to treat the pool water properly with chlorine, which could cause swimmers to suffer from an illness similar to food poisoning, loose tiles by the poolside could cause trip accidents, or not properly labelling the deep end and the shallow end, which could cause non-swimmers to get into difficulty or injure themselves when diving in.

If you have been injured or made ill because of a swimming pool accident which was caused by negligence on the part of James Villas, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.

Injuries Caused By Damaged Or Broken Furniture Or Fittings

Unfortunately broken furniture or fittings could cause holiday rental accidents. For example, a faulty chair could fall apart under your weight, causing you back injuries. Or a faulty railing could come away if you lean on it, causing you to fall from a height.

If you have been injured because of faulty furniture or fittings, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Call Accident Claims UK today, to enquire about making a personal injury claims against James Villas.

Compensation For Bed Bugs In Your Holiday Villa

Bed bugs are minute creatures that live in bed linens and soft furnishings. They often bite victims as they sleep, drinking small quantities of their blood. They cause a nasty rash and may be very hard to get rid of. They could also travel home with a holidaymaker in their luggage, causing infestations in their home.

If you have been injured or inconvenienced by bed bugs at a James Villas holiday home, you could be entitled to make a holiday villa personal injury claim. Call Accident Claims UK, to find the right holiday injury solicitor to represent you when seeking compensation for the damages you suffered.

Hire Car And Transfer Road Accident Claims

As well as holiday villas for rent and package holidays which include flights, James Villas also offers additional services called holiday extras. This includes car rental and private airport transfer services. Unfortunately, car accidents could and do happen. In fact, many European countries have higher rates of car accidents than Great Britain. If you are involved in a road traffic accident in a hire car, or an airport transfer, you could claim compensation from James Villas if you can prove their negligence.

If you have been injured in a hire car or airport transfer accident whilst on holiday, call Accident Claims UK to ask us “can I claim for an accident abroad?” to begin your compensation claim.

Personal Injury Compensation For A James Villas Holiday Accident

Have you been injured or made ill because of a James Villa holiday accident? The table below provides an idea of the level of compensation you could be awarded for your injuries, pain and suffering. The amounts provided are based on the Judicial College Guidelines.

Type Of InjuryIntensity Of InjuryPotential Value Of SettlementComments
Tetraplegia (also known as Quadriplegia)Highest level of severity£284,610 to £354,260The victim will have full awareness of their condition.
Brain injuryMinor - very severe£1,940 - £354,260Covering everything from very minor head injuries up to severe forms of brain damage.
Eye injuryTransient - total blindness£1,930 - In the region of £235,630Includes a very diverse range of different injuries to the eyes, up to complete blindness.
Hearing loss/ deafnessSlight - total deafness£6,450 - £96,150Higher settlements (above £79,560) is awarded for total deafness.
Neck injuryMinor (ii) - severe£2,150 - In the region of £130,060At the lower end, recovery is made in three months to one year and injuries are much more minor.
Back injuryMinor (ii) - severe£2,150 - £141,150The most serious injuries may affect the spinal coloum, nerve roots and other neurological functions.
Shoulder injuryModerate - severe£6,920 - £42,110Could affect mobility and function of the shoulder joint as well as effects on the arm, neck or upper back.
Wrist injuryMinor - loss of function£3,090 - £52,490The most serious of injuries could result in the inability to use the wrist completely.
Leg injuryModerate£24,340 to £34,370Could include crush injuries or those which result in multiple fractures.
Knee injuryModerate£13,010 to £22,960May include dislocated joints or other forms of injury to the knee joint.

Alternatively, call Accident Claims UK today to speak to one of our informed advisers. They will let you know if you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation, who will be able to provide you with an estimate of how much you could claim, depending on your personal circumstances.

Damages And Costs Your Holiday Accident Claim May Compensate Your For

If you make a successful personal injury claim against James Villas, your compensation package will be awarded in two parts; general damages and special damages. We will look at what this means in more detail, below.

General Damages:

  • General damages are the main part of a compensation claim and compensate you for the pain, suffering, and loss of amenity that you experienced as a result of your injuries. They are usually the largest portion of a holiday villa personal injury claim

Special Damages

Special damages are funds awarded to reimburse you for the expenses you incurred as a result of their accident. You could claim the following in special damages:

  • Travel expenses: This would include any additional travel expenses that you have experienced, as a result of your injuries
  • Medical expenses: You could claim for the cost of any medication or medical treatment that you have needed because of your accident that is not covered by the NHS
  • Mobility equipment and home adaptation expenses
  • At home care expenses: These could be funds for a professional carer, or funds to compensate a friend or relative who cared for you while you were unwell
  • Loss of future income: You could be compensated for pension payments you missed
  • Loss of income: You could claim back the cost of any salary payments or work benefits that you missed out on

How Do I Begin My Holiday Accident Claim?

To begin your holiday accident claim, for an illness on holiday or injury at a James Villas property, call Accident Claims UK today. One of our well-informed advisers will talk to you in detail, and if they determine you have a valid claim, would introduce you to a personal injury solicitor. Call us today to begin your holiday home accident claim.

Additional Resources

A Guide To ATOL Protection
What does ATOL protection mean for your flight and holiday? Learn more here.

How To Claim Compensation For A Package Holiday Injury? – How Much Could I Claim?
Package holiday personal injury compensation claims.

A Guide To Airbnb Injury Claims – How To Claim Compensation For Being Injured At Your Airbnb
Airbnb holiday accident personal injury claims explained.

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