By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated 30th November 2021. Welcome to our guide on claiming for an accident on holiday in Norway.
If you turn on the television you will probably see several adverts promising to get you compensation for the slip you have experienced or the nasty fall you have had. Yet, the reality is, personal injuries cover a much greater scope of injuries than this and there are many different types of claims. It is vital to be aware of this. After all, you do not want to miss out on the compensation you could be entitled to should this happen to you.
If you have been injured in any sort of accident on holiday in Norway, we can help you to get the compensation you deserve here at Accident Claims UK. Some examples of accidents that can happen include:
- Car crashes,
- Food poisoning,
- Skiing accidents,
- Criminal injuries,
- Faulty products,
- Cycling accidents,
- Passenger claims,
- Uninsured drivers,
- Spa injuries,
- Norway speedboat accident,
- Scooter and moped accidents,
- Untraced drivers,
- Pedestrian injuries,
- Slips, trips and falls,
- Accidents because of negligent healthcare in Norway,
- … And much, much more!
No matter how unique you think your case is, you will be entitled to personal injury compensation so long as it was not your fault. The incident must also have taken place within the applicable personal injury claims time limit and you need to have seen a doctor. Without professional medical attention, there will be no proof of your injury.
When it comes to getting compensation, the amount you receive is split into two parts. These are general damages and special damages. General damages relate to the injury itself. It is calculated based on the severity of it and the impact it is having on your life. Special damages are out of pocket expenses, such as travel costs.
If you have experienced an accident and want to claim, all you need to do is get in touch with Accident Claims UK. We are one of the leading law firms in the UK and we will ensure you get the money you deserve. You can reach us on 0800 073 8801. But don’t call us just yet, make sure you continue reading first…
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- A Guide Claiming Compensation For An Accident On Holiday In Norway
- The Top Ten Most Popular Destinations In Norway
- What Do You Do If You Get Injured On Holiday?
- Numbers For The Emergency Services In Norway
- Healthcare For Visitors – Is The GHIC Valid In Norway?
- How Long Do I Have To Make A Claim?
- Compensation Claims Against A Package Holiday Company
- Claims For Accidents, Injuries, And Illness At Your Hotel
- Claims For Restaurant Accidents, Food Poisoning Or Other Waterborne Illness
- Claim For A Slip Or Fall On Holiday
- Norway Skiing Accident Claims
- Car And Road Accidents In Norway
- Do I Have To Use A Legal Firm In Norway?
- No Win No Fee Claims For Accidents Abroad
- Why Claim Compensation With Our Solicitors
- Contact Our Team
- Helpful Contact Details And Guides
Holiday Accident And Injury Compensation Claims
If you have suffered an injury as the result of a no-fault accident in Norway, you will likely be wondering whether you are entitled to compensation. No one wants to waste time making an accident claim if they actually do not have any chance of it being successful. Yet, you certainly don’t want to miss out on money you could be entitled to. Therefore, to determine whether you have the basis for a successful personal injury claim, you need to ask yourself the following three questions…
- Was the incident caused because of someone else’s error or negligence? First and foremost, you certainly cannot make an accident claim if the injury was indeed your own fault. You need to be able to prove that someone else is responsible for it.
- Did the accident occur within the last three years? A good number of people don’t realise that there is a limitation period for personal injury cases. This is usually three years. Therefore, you have three years from the date of the accident to ensure that court proceedings are issued. If you have suffered an injury that has developed over time, you will have three years from the date of your diagnosis. You can find out more about the personal injury claims time limit for your specific case later in this guide.
- Did you receive professional medical attention for your injuries? When some individuals suffer an injury they deem to be only minor, they are often considering coping with it themselves rather than go to the doctors. But, if you do not go ahead and see a medically trained person such as a doctor you will not have been properly diagnosed with your injury and so you will find it impossible to claim. After all, how are you going to prove that you were even injured in the first place?
By asking yourself the three questions mentioned you should now have a good idea as to whether you have a chance of getting compensation. If so, the next step to take is to continue reading.
It is important to note that we can assist you no matter where your accident occurred in Norway. Nonetheless, let’s take a look at some of the most popular destinations…
- The Lofoten Islands
- The Svalbard Islands
- The Stavanger region
- The Geirangerfjord
If you have experienced an injury that was not your fault, you will be exploring the possibility of making a personal injury claim. Nonetheless, a lot of people often end up a bit confused when it comes to making the claim. So, take a look at the steps to know the exact steps you need to take…
1. Get contact details – It is vital to get some contact details for the person that caused the accident. You will need their name, address, telephone number and the details for their insurer. It is also advisable to get some contact details for anyone that witness the accident as well.
2. See a doctor – Make sure you see a medical professional. A lot of people bypass this step when they have only suffered a minor injury. However, if you do this, you will find it impossible to claim. After all, how are you going to prove you have suffered an injury in the first place?
3. Make a note of everything that happened – This ensures you do not forget anything later on in the claims process. You never know what little detail could prove to be important.
4. Call Accident Claims UK – We are the best option for securing accident abroad compensation, boasting many years of experience and an exceptional reputation. We will put you in touch with one of our specialist No Win, No Fee solicitors. They will handle your case for you and make sure you get the full amount of compensation you deserve.
5. Keep proof of expenses – Finally, don’t forget to keep proof of any expenses you have encountered as a direct result of the injury you have suffered from. This could be anything including things like prescription costs, to travel expenses, to loss of earnings. You will be able to claim for this.
You can use the general European emergency number in Norway, which is 112. You can also contact 003 for an ambulance, 002 for the police, and 001 for the fire brigade.
Is the GHIC valid in Norway? GHIC stands for Global Health Insurance Card. If you do not have one of these cards, you can apply for one, free of charge, via the UK Government website. This card will give you access to reduced state care and sometimes even free care. However, do not let this lull you into a false sense of security – you still need to take out Norway travel insurance!
The time limit for all personal injury cases is usually three years. This means that you have three years from the date of the incident to ensure that court proceedings have been issued. Therefore, if you were involved in a car crash on April 22nd 2017 you will only have until April 22nd of 2020 for court proceedings to be issued. There are some exceptions. Take a look at the table below for a better understanding…
|Package holidays||3 years may very|
|Private holidays||Approximately 1 year (this does vary)|
|Injuries on the flight||2 years may very|
What Types Of Accident And Injury Can I Claim Compensation For?
No matter what type of injury you have sustained, it is vital to take the necessary action to ensure you give yourself the best chance of getting compensation. Package holiday claims have been made a lot easier since legislation was introduced in 1992, which means you can now claim against the tour operator, rather than a local provider.
There are a few things you need to do when making a package holiday claim. The first thing you must do is to make sure you get professional medical attention. This is something a lot of people fail to do. Why? Well, quite frankly, they don’t like going to hospital. Therefore, they will only go if they feel they literally have to. However, if you don’t receive proper medical attention you will not able to get any compensation. There will be no proof of your injuries after all.
Once you have taken care of your health the next thing you must do is get the contact details of anyone who witnessed the accident. Their statements can be pivotal when it comes to making a strong case. Aside from this you will, of course, need to get the contact details of the person that caused the incident as well. You also need to make sure you get in touch with the tour company so that there is an official record of what happened.
The third step is to call Accident Claims UK. There is no one better for claims. We have plenty of experience. Since then we have successfully helped a monumental number of personal injury victims and therefore you can be sure we have the capability to get you the compensation you deserve. All of our personal injury solicitors work on a No Win, No Fee basis as well.
On a final note, it is vital to keep proof of any expenses you have encountered as a result of your injury. You can claim for them as special damages. Examples of special damages include travel costs, loss of income, prescription expenses, childcare fees and more.
In these next sections, we are going to take a look at some of the different types of accidents that can occur and result in you needing healthcare in Norway for visitors. So, let’s start with hotel accidents. There are many different ways that an accident or injury could happen in a hotel. Often, such incidents occur because the grounds have not been maintained properly and someone has fallen. However, there are lots of other examples. Perhaps the cleaners left chemicals in the room, which injured someone? Maybe a piece of broken furniture caused an injury? You could also suffer illnesses from swimming pool issues, such as too many chemicals or not enough. There are then those that have been injured while using the facilities in a hotel, for example, gym equipment that was not maintained. Aside from this, we can help you to make a claim if you have had a spa or beauty treatment that has gone wrong.
There is no denying that food poisoning is one of the most common reasons for making a claim when you have been on holiday. Luckily, most cases of food poisoning are not serious and people tend to make a full recovery within a matter of days. However, we have helped people with life-threatening cases. No matter what applies to you, give us a call.
Have you fallen, slipped or tripped through no fault of your own? Perhaps there was a crack in the pavement at the hotel that was not pointed out? Maybe you slipped on an unmarked wet floor in the airport? There are many different ways slips, trips, and falls can occur, and sadly this is one of the most common reasons for claims. However, there is some good news, and this is the fact that you will likely be entitled to compensation.
How to discover whether you are eligible for compensation
- Did the trip, slip or fall happen within the last three years?
- Did the incident occur because of someone else’s error or negligence?
- Did the accident result in you getting medical attention from a professional?
If you have answered yes to the three questions then it is more than likely that you will be entitled to compensation.
When it comes to determining whom you will be filing the case against it all depends on who is at fault for the incident. For example, if the accident happened in your hotel then it is the fault of the company in charge, as it is their duty to provide a safe environment. If the incident happened in a public place you will be covered by public liability insurance. This is something you need not worry about. Accident Claims UK will be able to take care of this for you.
A lot of people visit Norway for a ski holiday. While most people have a great time and come back with a bruise or two from some unfortunate slips on the ice, there are some people who have been hospitalised with serious injuries. If this has happened and the incident was not your fault, you will be able to claim. There are lots of different ways accidents can happen on this type of vacation. You could be injured because of a fault with the lift system or the cable cars. In addition to this, perhaps the ski area has not been maintained properly or you have been given broken equipment. Or, did someone else crash into you and injure you because they were skiing recklessly?
It is an unfortunate fact but a true one that road traffic accidents happen on a daily basis throughout the UK and indeed Norway too. From one vehicle colliding with another, to someone falling off their bike because of a broken pavement, to hit and run incidents… the scenarios vary dramatically. The good news is that in most instances people get away with minor injuries, with whiplash being one of the most common. Nonetheless, there are those that are not as fortunate, and they suffer life-long injuries. No matter how you have sustained your injury or how serious it is, you will be entitled to compensation so long as the moped, scooter, motorbike, or car accident in Europe was not your fault. Here are some of the things you can do to increase your chances of securing compensation for a road accident abroad.
- Make a note of what happened: It is always a good idea to make a note of what happened as soon as you get the chance. You never know what you could forget later down the line and thus by making a note of everything you have always got something to refer to.
- Get the contact details of the person that caused the accident: You will need to get their name, address, telephone number and the details of the insurer. If the person who has caused the incident flees the scene, don’t worry, as you will be able to make an untraced driver’s claim.
- Get the contact details of anyone that witnessed the incident – Aside from this, it is always a good idea to get the contact details of anyone who was about when the accident occurred. Witness statements offer an excellent way of strengthening a case.
- Keep proof of any expenses you encounter – Last but not least, make sure you keep receipts of hospital parking costs, childcare expenses, medical fees and such like. You will be able to claim for these as special damages.
How Could Our Team Help With Your Holiday Accident Claim?
No, you don’t! You can use a personal injury lawyer based anywhere in the UK.
One of the main reasons why so many people use Accident Claims UK if they have suffered an injury in Norway is because we offer a No Win, No Fee service. All of our solicitors work on this basis. This presents you with many benefits, such as…
- You will not need any money to begin your claim
- Financial risk is eliminated – If you use a traditional solicitor you will be worried about the financial implications you could suffer if your case is not a success
- Better service – A No Win, No Fee solicitor is more impacted by the outcome of your case
- We won’t waste your time – If we do not believe your case is strong enough we will tell you
Any injury can be distressing and worry, and an injury in Norway is certainly no different. While you concentrate on getting better, we will focus on ensuring you get the compensation you deserve.
Accident Claims UK is one of the leading law firms in the UK. We have an impeccable reputation and have successfully helped thousands and thousands of personal injury victims since we were established. Therefore, you can be sure you are in safe hands, as we will have handled many cases like yours before.
One of the main reasons why Accident Advice Helpline is the main choice for people is because we have a legal helpline 24/7 and all of our solicitors work on a No Win, No Fee basis. All you need to do is give our helpline a call and one of our friendly and experienced experts will happily answer any questions you may have. They will talk you through the claim process and give you a realistic answer regarding your chances of getting compensation.
If they believe you have a strong case they will then match you to one of our specialist No Win, No Fee solicitors who will handle your case for you. There are many benefits associated with a No Win, No Fee service. Not only will you benefit from a higher level of quality, but also financial risk is eradicated and you do not need any money to begin your claim.
So, what are you waiting for? Give Accident Advice Helpline a call today about your accident on holiday in Norway. We know how difficult coping with an injury can be and so we make the claim process as simple and hassle-free as possible. There is no one better to ensure you get the compensation you deserve! Simply follow the process 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.|
If you are ready to get the compensation you deserve, or you would simply like more information on claiming for an accident on holiday in Norway or healthcare for foreigners in Norway, please do not hesitate to call us. You can reach us on 0800 073 8801. You can also discuss personal injury compensation claims by using our live chat feature or sending an email.
Guide to recovery – Recovering from injury can be tough – read our guide here.
Injuries to your head – See information on this kind of injury and claim.
Delayed flight – Flight delay? Read our guide.
British Embassy Norway – Oslo
Thomas Heftyesgate 8,
Telephone: (+47) 23 13 27 00
NHS guide to healthcare in Norway – More useful information.
I put a claim for a child who is injured in an accident on holiday in Norway?
If you are considering making a claim for compensation for a child, there are a few things that you may need to know. Initially, to make a claim on behalf of a child you’d need to make an application to become a litigation friend. You would be able to make decisions about your child’s claim, but the compensation that would be paid out at the end of the claim would not come directly to you. Usually, it could be held in a trust. Your child could then access this once they become an adult. Alternatively, your child claim for themselves once they become an adult. We could help with accident claims whether you’re claiming for a child’s accident or claiming as an adult for your own accident on holiday in Norway. Please call our team for a free, no obligation case assessment.
Could I claim for a fatal accident on holiday in Norway?
If you have lost a relative in a fatal accident on holiday in Norway that was not their fault, you could be eligible for compensation. The damages you could claim for could include funeral expenses, a bereavement award and even compensation for pain and suffering your loved one encountered before they died. In some cases, other damages may also be achievable. We understand that you might feel rather stressed about making such a claim, especially if you are still grieving. We promise to take care with your claim and handle it with the sensitivity it deserves. Our solicitors could take all the legal legwork off your shoulders, and fight for the maximum compensation for your loved loss of life. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly, compassionate team for advice and support with making a fatal accident claim.
Thank you for reading our guide on claiming for an accident on holiday in Norway.