If you have been injured in an accident on holiday in Magaluf, you will probably be feeling a bit stressed and shaken up. You have probably been looking forward to your holiday all year, and you never expected it to be ruined with an illness or injury, right? As distressing as this is, it is not something you simply have to sit back and accept. It is important that you get the compensation you are entitled to, which is exactly what this guide will focus on. Accident Claims UK have helped a lot of people in your position to make a claim for an accident that has happened on holiday. You can get in touch with by dialling 0800 073 8801. Although, before you call, make sure you read the sections following to discover more about claiming for an injury & illness in Magaluf.
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- Your Guide To Claims For Accidents On Holiday In Magaluf
- Popular Hotels And Resorts In And Around Magaluf
- Steps To Take After An Accident On Holiday In Magaluf
- Useful Phone Numbers In An Emergency In Magaluf
- Emergency Healthcare In Magaluf
- How Long Do I Have To Claim For My Accident On Holiday In Magaluf
- Package Holiday Accident Claims
- Guide To Hotel Accident Claims
- Food Poisoning In Spain And Magaluf
- Injuries From Tripping, Slipping And Falling Over
- Watersport, Swimming And Activity Accident Claims
- Road Traffic And Car Accidents In Magaluf
- Do I Have To Use A Solicitor In Majorca, Or Magaluf?
- No Win No Fee Balearic Islands Holiday Accident Claims?
- How To Start Your Holiday Accident Claim
- How To Get In Touch
- Additional Resources
Dealing With An Accident Which Happened On Holiday In Magaluf
There is no denying that Magaluf has become a popular holiday destination for Brit tourists, especially young tourists who are looking for a party holiday. While most people have a holiday without incident, there are those who experience a Magaluf holiday illness or accident. If this has happened to you, it is important to make sure you get compensation. In this definitive information guide, we will reveal a lot of information you might need to know regarding doing so. This includes details on how to make a claim, the time limits in place, and what sort of damages you can claim for. We will also take a look at some specific cases, for example, Balcony accidents and food poisoning, as well as explaining about the service that we provide. So, keep on reading to find out more.
It is important for you to recognise that we will be able to help you make a personal injury claim no matter where in Magaluf you have been injured. Nevertheless, in order to give you greater clarity, let’s take a look at some of the most popular hotels and resorts in and around Magaluf.
- Melia Calvia Beach
- Sunlight Bahia Principle Coral Playa
- ME Mallorca by Melia
- The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort
- Hotel Riu Concordia
- Hotel Riu Bravo
Any person that finds themselves in a position whereby they are exploring the possibility of making a Majorca holiday illness claim or accident claim is assured to be feeling stressed and a bit overwhelmed. It can be difficult to digest all of the information that is available, especially when a lot of it is conflicting.
Of course, the most important thing you must do is find yourself a quality solicitor. This person is going to be largely responsible for ensuring you get the full amount of compensation you deserve. This is what Accident Claims UK can assist you with. We have handled lots of different holiday claims. All of our solicitors are highly skilled and work on a No Win, No Fee payment scale. There is no one better to handle your case.
However, whilst the solicitor will undoubtedly do all of the hard work, there are steps you can take to increase your chances of getting compensation dramatically. In fact, some of them are necessary. So, let’s take a look…
- Visit a doctor – This first point is an essential. If you do not see a medical professional you will have no chance of making a successful compensation claim. After all, there will be no proof that you have even suffered an injury.
- Get details – Get as many details as you can in relation to the incident. As soon as the opportunity arises you should jot down as much information as possible to ensure you do not forget anything. You should also make sure you get the details of the person who caused the accident, as well as any witnesses.
- Keep receipts of expenses – Last but not least, you will be able to claim for any expenses you have encountered as a result of your injury. Nonetheless, you will need to make sure you keep proof of these. Expenses can be anything from parking costs at the hospital, to childcare expenses, to prescription fees, to loss of income.
The great thing about going on holiday anywhere in Europe is that there is a central emergency number for everyone to use, which is 112. However, very few people are aware of this number. You can call it whenever in Europe and you will be connected to the police, ambulance, or fire emergency line. Furthermore, you can find the British Embassy details at the end of the guide.
As mentioned, in order to access emergency healthcare in Magaluf you will need to ring the euro emergency line, which is 112. But, will you have to pay for healthcare? Well, it all depends on your circumstances and what sort of injury you have sustained. Nevertheless, it is imperative that you take out valid health insurance for your holiday. If you are going to be doing any watersports or potentially dangerous activities, you may need extra coverage, so do keep this in mind. We have all read those news stories online about people that have found themselves with medical bills amount to thousands of pounds because they forgot to get travel insurance or they took out the wrong sort of policy. Despite this, though, there is the chance that you could be entitled to free or reduced medical care by using your EHIC card. If you do not have one of these cards, you can apply via the UK government website, and it won’t cost you anything.
One of the biggest mistakes people make is waiting too long to make a claim. You should always make a claim as soon as possible, and there are various reasons why this is the case. Firstly, there is usually a three-year personal injury claims time limit on all personal injury cases, and court proceedings must be issued within this time frame. However, as you will from the table below, these limits can differ depending on how your holiday was booked and where the accident happened. This is even more reason to act quickly so that you do not end up missing the boat when claiming. Not only this, but you will find it a lot easier to claim the sooner you do so. This is because the details will be fresh in your mind and you will find it a lot easier to gather crucial evidence, such as witness statements. When you consider the fact that you are already going to be dealing with witnesses whom live in another country, it is easier all around to act as quickly as possible.
|Illness or injury circumstances||Time Limit|
|Claiming for an illness or injury in Magaluf that has occurred during a package holiday.||Three years|
|Claiming for an illness or injury in Magaluf that has occurred during a privately booked holiday.||Varies, but typically one year|
|Claiming for an illness or injury in Magaluf that has occurred during a flight to or from the island.||Two years|
Travel Injury And Accident Claims Our Team Conducts
As you have seen from the table above, the longest time limit is available for those making package holiday claims in Magaluf. This is because package holidays are a lot easier to claim for, as you are going to be claiming against the tour operator you have booked your trip with. This is the case irrespective of whether the tour operator has outsourced elements of the trip to other local suppliers are not.
If you have been injured on a package holiday, one of the important things you need to do is call your tour operator at the earliest opportunity. Tell them what has happened and file an official complaint so that there is proof of what happened. You can find emergency contact details for popular tour providers below.
|Name of tour operator||Emergency phone number||Email address|
|TUI||+4433 33 365 147||www.tui.co.uk/destinations/contact-us/after-travel|
|Thomas Cook||01733 224 330||https://www.firstchoice.co.uk/holiday/contact-us/after-travel|
|Jet2||0333 300 email@example.com|
|EasyJet||0333 333 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|First Choice||0203 451 2716||https://www.firstchoice.co.uk/holiday/contact-us|
When you have been involved in an accident on a package holiday, it is likely that you will experience some costs as a result. Common examples include prescription expenses, the cost of parking at the hospital, treatment costs, travel expenses, loss of income, and the cost of childcare. You will be able to claim for all of these expenses as special damages. However, in order to do so you are going to need proof that you incurred the costs in the first place. Make sure you keep a hold of these.
In this section of the guide, we are going to take a look at some of the different types of accidents that can happen while you are on holiday in Magaluf. Let’s begin with hotel accidents. There are so many different ways that a hotel accident can occur. When you are staying in a hotel, the hotel is responsible for ensuring they provide a safe setting. There are lots of regulations that must be followed. From balcony design and maintenance to ensuring proper procedures are followed when cleaning the hotel, there are lots of protocols for hotels to follow. If the hotel has failed to do this, you will have the basis for a successful claim. Here are some examples regarding the different types of claims that can be made against a hotel:
- Swimming pool accidents
- Food poisoning
- Spa treatments gone wrong
- Broken furniture accidents
- Balcony falls
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Injuries due to poor gym equipment maintenance
- Car park accidents
- Criminal injuries
We have also helped many people to make claims when they have been the victims of food poisoning. Food poisoning can occur when food has not been stored, prepared or cooked properly. Moreover, we can also help you to make a successful claim if you have experienced an allergic reaction because the restaurant or food establishment did not inform you of any potential allergens in the meals served. While most of these cases are mild, there have been incidents of severe and even life threatening food poisoning and allergic reactions. No matter how your food allergy and reaction has happened, we can help you to secure compensation.
If you have been involved in a slip in Magaluf, you may be wondering whether you are entitled to compensation. You would be shocked by how many people have missed out on compensation when they would have been entitled to it, and this is simply because they have not made a claim. More often than not, this is because they did not realise that they would have been eligible for a payout. This is because slips, trips, and falls happen in so many ways and in so many different places, from getting on the plane to walking around the hotel. The key is to determine who is to blame for the accident you were involved in. In most cases, this will either be the local authority, i.e. if the slip occurred on as local road or pavement, or it will be a retailer, i.e., if you slipped on an unmarked wet floor in a store, for example. It could also be in a hotel or restaurant, or as mentioned, in the airport. In order to make a successful claim, you will need to show that they are responsible for your suffering. You certainly cannot make a claim if you slipped because of your own clumsiness.
In The Balearics, Majorca, and Magaluf, activities could include water sports as well as similar sorts of activities, from hiking to paragliding. A lot of people love doing these sorts of activities while on holiday. However, you need to be careful and ensure you choose a reputable provider who will be covered by your insurance. If you have been injured because of poor maintenance or poor instructions, for example, we can help you to make a claim. You can also make a claim if you have been using a swimming pool and you have fallen ill because it has not been maintained correctly.
Unfortunately, road traffic accidents are fairly common. From falling off your bike due to a broken pavement to a vehicle hitting another one, they can occur in a whole host of different ways while on holiday in Magaluf. Thankfully, most road traffic accidents are minor incidents, yet there are those that can result in the victim suffering life-long injuries.
No matter what car accident in Magaluf you have been involved in, or the degree of your injuries, you will be entitled to compensation so long as the incident was not your fault. Whiplash is a common injury experienced in these cases.
It is vital to ensure you get the details of the person responsible for the incident, as you will be making your claim against their insurer. Nonetheless, there are rare occasions whereby the perpetrator flees the scene. If you have been involved in a hit and run in Magaluf you can still claim. These are known as untraced driver claims. Witness statements can be very helpful here. Of course, if you managed to get the registration plate number, even better!
Your solicitor will require full information of the events that took place. How did the accident happen? Where did it happen? At what time did it occur? The best thing to do is sit and jot down as much information as possible as soon as you get the chance. This will ensure you do not forget anything important. Of course, you should have called the police too, so this will ensure there is an official record of everything. Also, it is likely you would be in a rental car when such an incident happened, so getting in touch with the hire company is a must. It is also essential to make sure you choose a hire car company with care in the first place, ensuring they have the required insurance.
How Can Our Expert Team Help You?
A lot of people assume that they are only going to be able to use the services of a personal injury lawyer who is based in Magaluf. Luckily, this is not the case. We have a team of holiday accident solicitors based in the UK and you can use our service.
There are no benefits to be gained by going for a traditional service over a No Win, No Fee service. Why? Well, if you opt for the latter you will not need any money to begin your claim. If that was not enough, you also get rid of all the potential negative financial implications that could occur if you lost your case. By going down the No Win, No Fee route you can also be sure that your claim is going to receive the amount of attention it deserves, as the personal injury solicitor is impacted by the outcome as well. Here at Accident Claims UK, all of our solicitors operate via the No Win, No Fee approach, meaning you can be sure of all of these benefits.
There are a shocking number of people in the UK who have failed to make a personal injury claim when they would be entitled to compensation. One of the reasons why this is the case is because they do not want to deal with the hassle they believe an accident claim will bring, especially when it comes to an accident that has happened in another country, like Magaluf. They envisage a long and drawn out process with a stressful trial. This can happen in some instances, but the truth is that it is highly unlikely. A compensation claim doesn’t have to be full of hassle and this is definitely the case if you choose Accident Claims UK.
First and foremost, did you know that only a small number of personal injury cases end up going to trial? It is understandable that you would be worried about the stress of going to court. After all, it is likely that the injury itself has caused enough worry and hassle as it is. Nonetheless, whilst there can be no promises, it is unlikely that you will have to experience a trial. It is in the interest of both parties to resolve the case as quickly and smoothly as possible. The insurer of the perpetrator will want to avoid a trip to court as well.
In addition to this, when you choose Accident Claims UK, you can be sure that hassle and inconvenience will be minimised as much as possible. Our process is really straightforward, as you will see below:
|Contact our team by email, phone, or post.||Our team will assess your claim.||Once you are ready, we can then start your claim.|
All of our solicitors are extremely experienced and act with great empathy. They know how much of a difficult time this can be and so they want to ease your stress rather than add to it. This is something you can be sure of since all of our solicitors work on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means you do not need any money to begin your accident claim. Moreover, financial risk is diminished dramatically since the payment structure is entirely different. You can also be confident that we will only take on your case if we think you have a strong chance of getting compensation. We won’t waste your time.
If you want to make a claim for an accident on holiday in Magaluf, or you have any queries about holiday compensation claims, all you need to do is give us a call. You can reach us on 0800 073 8801. You will speak to a friendly advisor who will answer your queries and start the claims process for you if you so wish. Furthermore, you can contact us in another manner if preferred. You will see we have a live chat feature in the bottom right hand corner. You can also send us an email or you can enter your contact details and we will call you back at the earliest opportunity. No matter how you choose to get in touch, you can be sure all calls are 100 per cent confidential.
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