Malta Accident Claims Guide – How Much Compensation For A Personal Injury In Malta?

By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated 25th November 2021. Welcome to our guide on claiming for an accident on holiday in Malta.

If you are injured in Malta in an accident that was not your fault, you can make a holiday accident claim for compensation. Whether you suffered a road traffic accident abroad that was the fault of the driver, or were injured on holiday in Malta because of negligence on the part of your tour operator, hotel, activity coordinator or another third party, you could be owed compensation for your holiday accident. Trust Accident Claims UK to provide you with the right holiday compensation solicitor to handle your claim. We are a well respected personal injury law firm based in Great Britain some of whose solicitors specialise in handling claims for an accident on holiday abroad. This means that we will provide you with an excellent no win no fee personal injury solicitor, who will represent you in your claim for compensation in Malta. We understand that becoming injured or ill on holiday through no fault of your own can be a traumatic and stressful experience, which is why we give you the option of being able to use a solicitor in your home country to handle your claim, and avoid the stress of having to deal with a remote personal injury claim abroad.

Malta holiday accident accident on holiday in Malta

Malta holiday accident

In this guide we will advise you on what to do if you are injured in an accident on holiday in Malta including how to access the appropriate healthcare and collect evidence to support your personal injury claim. We will also look at common holiday accidents that people suffer in Malta and advise you on the benefits of making a no win no fee claim for holiday accident compensation. If you have been injured on holiday in Malta in an accident that was not your fault, you might be eligible to claim a potentially large damages settlement! Call Accident Claims UK today, to see if you are entitled to claim. We offer a free personal injury claims consultation, for anyone looking to make a holiday accident claim for compensation. Call us today and one of our friendly advisors will listen to your story and let you know if you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation. Then if you do, we will estimate how much compensation for an accident on holiday you can claim and will provide you with an excellent holiday compensation solicitor, who will represent you in your holiday compensation accident claim in Malta.

Call 0800 073 8801 today, to see how much you can claim. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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A Guide To Claiming Compensation For An Accident On Holiday In Malta

The beautiful southern European country of Malta, consists of the islands of Malta and Gozo, which rest between Sicily and the coast of North Africa. Historically, Malta has been ruled by multiple rulers, including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British, resulting in an eclectic cultural history. Malta is a popular destination for sightseeing and beach holidays. This includes enjoying various watersports in Malta’s surrounding oceans, and lagoons, which are known for their natural beauty and marine life. Infact, 500,000 holidaymakers from the United Kingdom visit Malta on average each year. Malta is largely considered a safe country to visit and most holidays there are trouble free. However, accidents do happen, resulting in tourists suffering injuries and illnesses in Malta.

If you have experienced an accident on holiday in Malta, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries suffered, if the accident was caused by negligence on the part of someone else. Call today, to see if you are entitled to claim compensation. If you are, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor based in Great Britain, to handle your holiday accident claim in Malta. We will also estimate how much your claim could be worth.

Top Ten Most Visited Tand Cities In Malta

These are the most popular cities for tourists to visit, in Malta. .

  1. Valletta
  2. Mdina
  3. Sliema
  4. St Julian’s (San Giljan)
  5. Birgu (Vittoriosa)
  6. Millieha
  7. Bugibba
  8. Qawra
  9. Marsaxlokk
  10. Victoria (Rabat)

What To Do If You Have Been Injured In An Accident In Malta?

If you are injured in an accident in Malta, you could be eligible to claim damages or compensation for your injuries. There are steps that you can take if you are injured or made ill, to collect evidence to support your holiday accident compensation claim. We recommend you to take the following steps:

    • If you are injured in a car accident in Malta, speak to the other driver and exchange contact details with them. Record information about the other vehicle including the make, model, and the colour as well as the number on the registration plate. It is highly important that you don’t sign any paperwork that the other driver or police gives to you without consulting your solicitor first, as this may be an attempt to dupe you into accepting responsibility for your injuries and cheat you out of the compensation that you are owed.
    • Collect visual evidence by photographing your injuries, if it is safe to do so. Include a date stamp if possible.
    • Collect visual evidence by photographing the hazard that caused your accident, if it is safe to do so. Include a date stamp if possible.
    • If you have to make any purchases as a result of your injury or illness, make sure that you keep the receipts. The receipts can provide evidence of your accident and the resulting harm caused. You may also be able to claim back these expenses as part of your compensation package.
    • Report your accident to your tour operator. If you are injured in an accident in Malta that takes place in an establishment not run by your tour operator, such as a restaurant or tourist attraction, you should also report your accident to them. Make sure the details of your accident are recorded accurately in the accident log book.

Of course if you are made seriously injured or ill, your number one concern should be getting the appropriate medical treatment. However, a friend or family member can always take the above steps to collect evidence for you, whilst you visit the hospital or doctor’s surgery.

If you believe that you are entitled to claim compensation for an injury or illness that was not your fault in Malta, call Accident Claims UK today to see if you are entitled to claim compensation. If you have the right to claim, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer to handle your claim.

Emergency Contacts In Malta

These are the phone numbers for contacting the emergency services in Malta. Please remember to only use this number in emergency situations, for example if someone is critically injured or a fire has broken out.

  • Emergency: 112
  • Ambulance: 196
  • Police: (+356) 2122 4001-7; (+356) 2122 1111
  • Fire Brigade: 112

Here are some other important numbers for seeking help or assistance in Malta, during urgent situations.

  • Traffic Accident: (+356) 2132 0202
  • A.F.M. Helicopter Rescue: (+356) 2124 4371; (+356)2182 4212
  • A.F.M. Patrol Boat Rescue: (+356) 2123 8797; (+356) 2122 5040
  • Hospital – Gozo: (+356) 2156 1600
  • Hospital – Malta Mater Dei: (+356) 2545 0000
  • St. James Hospital Malta: (+356) 2133 5235
  • St. James Hospital Gozo: (+356) 2156 4781
  • Emergency Vet Services: (+356) 5004 3888

Healthcare In Malta For Tourists

Holidaymakers from the UK travelling to EU countries can use a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). A GHIC allows holidaymakers to access the same state healthcare that the country’s citizens are entitled to receive. You can apply for an GHIC card here.

As well as carrying an EHIC card, we recommend that you also take out fully comprehensive insurance before you travel to Malta. This is because not every type of medical treatment may be covered by Malta’s state healthcare system. Secondly, because comprehensive travel insurance will cover the cost of services such as repatriation back to the United Kingdom if you are seriously injured and need to return home for medical treatment.

What Is The Personal Injury Claims Time Limit For Claiming Compensation In Malta?

If you have been injured in Malta in an accident that was not your fault, you will have a personal injury claims time limit, in which to start your claim for compensation. The personal injuyry claims time limit begins at the date of your accident, or the date that you realised you had been made injured or ill, if you had a complicated diagnosis.

Accident, Injury or IllnessTime Limit
If the holiday was booked through a tour operator that is based in the UK.3 years
If you booked your holiday yourself privately.Up to 5 years
Accidents at sea.2 years from the date the passenger stepped onto the vessel
Illness or injury on a privately booked flight, flying to or from Malta2 years

Types Of Holiday Accident Personal Injury Claims

We will now look at common reasons for claiming compensation for an accident on holiday.

Package Holiday Illness Or Injury Claims

If you go on a package holiday to Malta, organised by a tour operator then your tour operator has a duty of care towards you. This means that the tour operator is legally obliged to take all reasonable precautions to provide you with an environment on holiday that does not pose a risk to your health and safety. If your tour operator deliberately ignores a health and safety hazard, which results in you being injured or made ill by an accident on holiday in Malta, then you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. If you were injured because of a package holiday injury or illness in Malta, call Accident Claims UK today, to enquire about making a personal injury claim for compensation for a holiday accident in Malta.

If you are injured on a package holiday to Malta then you should report your accident to the tour operator, whether the tour operator was at fault, or another party.

Name of tour operator
TUI
Thomas Cook
Jet2Holidays
LastMinute.com
TravelRepublic.co.uk

Claims For Accidents In Hotels Abroad

Hotels in Malta have a legal duty of care towards their guests, and other people who use the hotel such as staff, or contractors working on the premises. As we have explained, this means taking all reasonable measures to protect the health and safety of people using the hotel. If they fail to do so through negligence, and a hazard causes someone to become injured, they may be held liable for their injuries and have to pay the injured party hotel accident compensation. If you have been injured in a hotel accident that was not your fault, call Accident Claims UK today, to see if you are entitled to claim.

Claims For Food Poisoning In Malta

If hotel and restaurant kitchens do not follow proper regulations and best practices when preparing food for consumption, this can result in a guest becoming ill with food poisoning. Symptoms of food poisoning include: vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal cramps, loss of appetite, headaches and fever. Unfortunately food poisoning and travel illness diarrhea can ruin your holiday. What’s more, severe food poisoning can result in holidaymakers being hospitalised. If you have contracted food poisoning in Malta, or travel illness diarrhea call Accident Claims UK, to find an excellent personal injury solicitor to represent you in your claim for holiday compensation for food poisoning, today.

Slip And Fall Holiday Injury Claims

If you have been injured because of a slip, trip or fall on holiday that was not your fault, you could be owed damages and compensation. Unfortunately slip, trip and fall related injuries are quite common. They are easily caused by hazards such as broken flooring, wet surfaces around a hotel swimming pool, or spillages in bars and restaurants that are not properly mopped up. Whilst some injuries caused by slip and fall accidents are relatively minor, others can be more serious, causing sprains, strains or even broken and fractured bones. If you have been injured because of a slip or fall on holiday, call Accident Claims UK today, to enquire about claiming holiday accident compensation.

Holiday Sports Activity Claims

With its beautiful oceans and lagoons, Malta is known for watersports such as snorkelling and diving. Adventure sports on land are also popular. Of course these sorts of activities carry an inherent risk, however this does not mean that the activity provider does not have any sort of responsibility towards their participants. Responsibilities include using the right equipment and making sure that instructors are properly qualified. If you were injured on holiday during an adventure sports activity, which was caused by negligence on the part of the activity provider, you could be entitled to seek damages for your injuries. Call Accident Claims UK and if you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation for a holiday accident, we can provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer who will start working on your claim right away.

Road Traffic Accident Claims In Malta

Malta has a very small population compared to the United Kingdom. This means that whilst there were only 22 deaths related to road traffic accidents in 2016, this equates to 5.1 road related deaths per 100,000 members of the population, compared to the United Kingdom, which experienced 2.8 road related deaths per 100,000 members of the population in the same year. This means that Malta experienced a higher rate of fatal road traffic accidents.

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident in Malta, or sadly your next of kin or another close relative has been killed in a fatal car accident in Malta, that was the fault of a third party, then you could be entitled to make a holiday accident compensation claim. Call Accident Claims UK today, to enquire about making a claim for a car accident in Europe.

How Can Accident Claims UK Help You?

Do I Need To Use A Solicitor In Malta?

It’s a common misconception to think that if you are injured or made ill on holiday in Malta, that you will have to find a solicitor in Malta to handle your claim. Infact, many people who are citizens or residents of the United Kingdom, find it is easier to use a personal injury law firm based in the United Kingdom that can provide you with a solicitor who experienced in handling personal injury claims abroad. To many, this means that you avoid the language gap, or other problems you have if you choose to work with a solicitor overseas. The personal injury solicitors at Accident Claims UK are experienced at handling holiday accident claims abroad, so you can trust them to represent your claim for an accident on holiday in Malta, to the best of their abilities.

Personal Injury Claims Calculator

Injury and severityNotes or commentsWhat people could claim
Brain damage - less seriousClaimant should return to a near normal life after their recovery£13,430 to £37,760
Psychological damage - less severe - severeAccounts for how various factors are influenced by your injury.£5,130 - £101,470
Finger injury - minor to severeSymptoms and projected future consequences or level of recovery will affect how much you can claim.from up to £4,160 to £32,210
Hand injury - minor to severeSymptoms and projected future consequences or level of recovery will affect how much you can claim.£800 - £176,660
Leg injury - minor to severeSymptoms and projected future consequences or level of recovery will affect how much you can claim.up to to £247,280
Ankle injury - modest to severeSymptoms and projected future consequences or level of recovery will affect how much you can claim.from up to £12,050 - £61,110
Foot injury - modest to severeSymptoms and projected future consequences or level of recovery will affect how much you can claim.from up to £12,050 - £176,660
Head/ brain injury - minorMinor levels of injury but accompanied with various symptoms.£1,940 to £11,200
Shoulder - minor to severeSymptoms and projected future consequences or level of recovery will affect how much you can claim.£2,150 - £42,110
Back injury - minor to severeSymptoms and projected future consequences or level of recovery will affect how much you can claim.£2,150 - £141,150
Wrist injury - A up to FHigher settlement awards are paid out for the effective loss of the wrist (loss of function).Up to £52,490
Hip injury - lesser to more severeThere are a variety of injuries to the hips or the pelvic area.£3,460 - £114,810

No Win No Fee Holiday Accidents In Malta

At Accident Claims UK, we give all of our customers the option to make a no win no fee personal injury claim. A no win no fee claim means that you will not have to pay an upfront fee. Instead, you will only have to pay your solicitors fee, on the condition that you win your personal injury claim for holiday accident compensation. If you don’t win your claim, you won’t have to pay your solicitor a penny. Although Accident Claims UK will only take on a claim that we know that we can win. However making a no win no fee claim creates a sense of reassurance for our many of our clients, as there is no risk of going out of pocket. Call Accident Claims UK, to enquire about making no win no fee claim for compensation for an accident on holiday today.

Contact Our Team Today

Remember, if you have been made injured or ill because of a holiday accident in Malta that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Call us today for your free holiday accident claims consultation and if we find that you have been injured because of negligence on the part of someone else, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to handle your claim. Call today to see you much compensation you could be entitled to. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Helpful Contact Information And Guides

Accident Claims Abroad
How to claim compensation for an accident abroad whilst on holiday in the Mediterranean island or elsewhere in this guide.

Making A Whiplash Claim
How to claim compensation for a whiplash accident at home or abroad.

British High Commission Malta
Whitehall Mansions, Ta’ Xbiex Seafront
Ta’ Xbiex
XBX 1026
Malta
Tel: (+356) 2323 0000
Web: www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-high-commission-malta

NHS treatment guide
Accessing and using Malta’s healthcare system as a visitor.

What damages could I receive for an accident on holiday in Malta?

The damages you could receive for an accident on holiday in Malta could vary depending on the nature of the accident and your injuries, and any costs they have caused you.

  • General Damages -The first type of damages we will discuss is general damages. These are meant to compensate victims or personal injury for their loss of amenity/ loss of enjoyment of life and their pain and suffering. You would need to collect an independent medical report during your claim, which you would obtain by going to see an independent medical practitioner. You would need to submit yourself for an examination, and the expert may ask you some questions about the nature and severity of your injuries and how they have affected you. They would use this information and the information they get by examining you to put together an independent medical report that could be used to evidence your claim.
  • Special Damages -Another type of damages that you could receive if you are injured in an accident on holiday in Malta could be special damages. These are meant to compensate you for pecuniary costs relating to the accident and your injuries. There are different types of special damages you could be entitled to claim. These could include care costs, medical expenses, loss of earnings and even travel expenses.

If you would like to learn more about the type of damages you could claim, please contact our team.

Could I claim compensation for my child if they have an accident on holiday in Malta?

It is vital to understand that whether you claim compensation for your child or they claim themselves as they reach adulthood, their compensation would benefit them. Therefore, if you made a claim as a litigation friend for your child while they were under the age of 18, the compensation would usually go into a trust. That way, your child could access the money when they become an adult.

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