By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated 23rd November 2021. Welcome to this guide showing how to claim compensation for an accident on holiday in Rhodes.
Greece has long been one of the most popular holiday destinations for UK tourists, and Rhodes is at the top of the list in terms of Greek hotspots. While most people enjoy a vacation to remember for all of the right reasons, there are those who end up remembering their Rhodes holiday because of an injury or illness, which ruined the entire trip. If this has happened to you, you are well within your right to seek compensation.
To figure out whether you have a case for Rhodes holiday compensation, you need to ask yourself the following three questions…
- Did the injury occur because of someone else’s error or negligence?
- Did you see a medical professional as a result of your injuries?
- Did the accident happen within the time limit? – This is often three years, but it can differ depending on the circumstances of your case. You will find a comprehensive section on this later in the guide.
If you can answer yes to those three questions it is highly likely that you will be entitled to compensation for the accident on holiday in Rhodes you experienced.
The next thing to do is give Accident Claims UK a call on our legal helpline. One of our experienced advisors will put you in touch with the most suited specialist No Win, No Fee solicitor for you. You will not need any money to begin your claim and you can be certain that our solicitors will do their utmost to ensure you receive every bit of compensation you should. To reach us, simply dial 0800 073 8801. But first, make sure you continue reading to find out more about these sorts of holiday claims.
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- A Guide To Rhodes Holiday Accident Claims
- What Are The Most Popular Resorts, Towns And Beaches In Rhodes?
- I Was Injured On Holiday Abroad, What Should I Do?
- Important Numbers For Emergencies In Rhodes
- Hospitals And Other Healthcare In Rhodes
- How Long After An Accident On Holiday In Rhodes Can I Claim Compensation?
- Package Holiday Personal Injury Claims
- Hotel Accident And Injury Claims
- Food Poisoning And Sickness In Rhodes
- Slips, Trips, & Falls
- Boat, Ferry, Or Water Sports Accident Claims
- Car Accidents And Whiplash In Rhodes
- Can I Make My Claim With A Solicitor In The UK?
- No Win No Fee Accident On Holiday Claim Solicitors
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Can I Claim Compensation For An Accident On Holiday?
Injuries occur every single day, and unfortunately, they don’t discriminate in terms of time and place. This means that a gorgeous holiday in Rhodes can quickly turn into a nightmare if you are involved in a car accident or experience burn injuries because of an electrical fault in your hotel room. There is a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel, though, as you will be able to secure compensation.
Despite this, there are so many people that are entitled to compensation for accidents that have happened on holiday but never claim. Why? The reasons truly vary. Some individuals envision too much hassle. There are others that think it is going to cost them far too much money. Nonetheless, one of the main reasons is because people do not realise they have grounds for making a claim, to begin with.
This is generally because Rhodes holiday claims encompass a whole host of different injuries and scenarios. Therefore, there is a lot of ambiguity regarding what is worthy of making a claim and what is not. Let’s take a look at some examples of the different types of holiday accident claims happening today…
- Car crash claims,
- Swimming pool accidents,
- Sports injuries,
- Injuries sustained as a result of a crime,
- Product liability cases,
- Cosmetic surgery negligence,
- Slips and falls,
- Gym equipment negligence claims,
- Food poisoning,
- Spa treatments gone wrong,
- Motorcycle accidents,
- Uninsured driver claims,
- Beauty treatment injuries,
- Untraced driver claims,
- … And much, much more!
This should give you a good idea of the sheer scope of different claims you can make. In this guide, we will take a look at some of the most common claims in Rhodes in further detail. We will also provide you with information on how to make a claim, the service that we provide, and other important details, for example, the emergency numbers you need while in Rhodes. So, keep on reading to find out everything you need to know.
It is important to recognise that we can help you to claim no matter where in Rhodes your accident has happened. Some of the most popular resorts are as follows…
- Mitsis Alila Resort & Spa
- Stay Hostel Apartments
- Sentido Ixian Grand
- Lindos Imperial Resort & Spa
- Labranda Blue Bay Resort
If you have been injured on holiday, no matter what has happened, there are certain steps you should take. These are as follows:
- Receive Medical Attention
The first thing you need to do is to make sure you get your injuries checked out. Your health is the most important thing. An assessment by a medical professional is also required for your claim. After all, if you do not see a doctor, how are you going to prove you were even injured?
- Get Contact Details
After this, you should get the contact details for the person that caused the incident. This includes their name, address, phone number, vehicle registration number (if applicable) and the details of their insurer. Aside from this, all claims are always boosted by witness statements. So, if you can get the details of any witnesses this will be a real plus.
- Take Photographs
If there is any damage that is visible, you should take some photographs as this will strengthen your case.
- Call the Police
If applicable you may need to call the police in order to report the incident. You will also need to call your insurance provider and you will need to call your tour operator too. Reporting the accident is important because it shows that you have gone down the correct channels.
- Call Accident Claims UK
Last but not least, you should get in touch with Accident Claims UK. We will ensure you get the full amount of compensation you are entitled to. We have successfully helped thousands and thousands of personal injury victims ever since we were established. All you need to do is call our legal helpline to speak to one of our experienced advisers. They will also match you to one of our No Win, No Fee solicitors who will take care of everything for you.
Before going on holiday, it is always important to jot down the numbers you may require if you experience an emergency. This includes the following:
- Town of Rhodes Police: 22410 23849,
- Tourist Police: 22410 27423,
- Emergency Tourist Police: 177,
- Traffic Police: 22410 26480,
- Fire Department: 22410 23333,
- Emergency Fire Department: 199,
- Emergency Port Police: 108,
- Emergency Police: 100,
Another step to take before going on holiday to Rhodes is to take out travel insurance or international health insurance (or both). A lot of people assume they won’t need this because they have an GHIC. GHIC stands for Global Health Insurance Card. If you do not have one of these cards, you can apply for one online via the UK Government website, and you can do so free of charge. This card may entitle you to free or reduced state care in Rhodes. However, this is not applicable to all treatments and operations, which is why travel insurance is still a necessity. When choosing insurance, make sure the coverage is correct. If you are planning on participating in watersports, for example, you may need a higher cover level.
It is highly advisable to make your accident claim as soon as you can. There are various reasons why this is the case. Not only is there a personal injury claims time limit on all cases, but the sooner you make a claim the easier it will be. The details will be a recent memory and getting evidence will be much more straightforward. You can view the various time limits relating to Rhodes accidents claims below.
|Package holidays, pre-booked holidays, from the UK.||3 years|
|Private holidays||Can be up to five years (this does vary)|
|Injuries on a flight to or from anywhere in Rhodes||2 years This does very|
|Road traffic accidents||2 years This does very|
|Maritime accidents||2 years This can very|
Some Of The Holiday Injury, & Illness Claims We Can Conduct
We have helped a lot of people throughout the UK to launch successful package holiday personal injury claims. Below, you can find emergency contact information for some of the most popular package holiday providers in the UK. You will need to contact your tour operator if you sustain an injury or illness on one of their trips and it was not through your own wrongdoing.
|Name of tour operator||Email address|
In this part of the guide, we are going to take a look at some of the most common accidents and injuries that occur in Rhodes. Don’t panic if you don’t see the injury you have sustained, though – you can still claim! When it comes to hotel accidents and injuries, there are so many scenarios that could happen. Here are some examples:
- Claiming due to a faulty electrical issue in your hotel room or some broken furniture
- Claiming because of poor pool maintenance or a lack of supervision
- Claiming due to injuries caused because of poor maintenance around the hotel
- Slips, trips, and falls whether in the hotel or car park
- Claiming for injuries caused because of poor gym equipment maintenance
- Claiming because of beauty or spa treatments that have gone wrong
- Making a claim for food poisoning or because of burn injuries due to a member of staff spilling boiling water
As you can see, the scenarios differ considerably. It is all about proving that the hotel is at fault for what has occurred.
When going on vacation, food poisoning is one of the more common illnesses experienced. There are many different ways food poisoning can happen, for example…
- Food is left out on the buffet for too long
- Food being reheated
- Food served past its sell-by date
- Food being stored incorrectly
- Food being cooked incorrectly / served raw
While food poisoning is usually a mild injury, it can be life-threatening. Moreover, we can help you to claim if you have had an allergic reaction because food has not been labelled correctly.
Now we move onto the most common type of claims: slips, trips, and falls. The reason these claims are so common is that they can occur anywhere and they can happen in so many different ways. Again, here are a mere handful of examples to give you a better understanding…
- Slipping due to an unmarked wet floor or a dirty floor
- Slipping on the hotel swimming pool tiles
- Slipping due to a newly laid floor
- Falling while getting on or off the plane
- Tripping because of a pothole in the road that has not been marked out
If you are unsure whether your slip, trip, or fall in Rhodes is likely to be eligible for a payout, simply give us a call.
There are lots of great activities for you to enjoy while in Rhodes, including watersports and boat trips. People often take boat trips to explore close to the island, or ferries between the islands. Whilst safety records are good, accidents do happen. It is important for all tourists to make sure all activities are well regulated and that the activity and provider are going to be covered by your travel insurance. If you have done this, yet the company has failed in their service, for example, by failing to maintain equipment properly, you can make a claim.
In 2016, there were 824 fatalities from road accidents in Greece. This represents a slight increase from 793 in 2015. However, over the past decade or so, there has been an overall decline in the number of fatalities. Despite this, reports show that the number of fatalities is high when compared with other places across Europe.
If you have been involved in a road accident in Rhodes, here are some things you will need to gather to make a strong case…
Make notes about the incident – It is always a good idea to jot down the details of the accident. Who knows how long it could be before your case is settled? By this time, you may have forgotten some of the details. By writing everything down about the road traffic accident you make sure this does not happen.
Photographs of the scene – This is only applicable if the photographs showcase that an accident has occurred. For example, if there is a car crash and this has resulted in damage to the street and your vehicle, take photographs. This will help your case and prove that the incident in question did indeed occur.
Contact details – Last but not least, the third and final thing you need to do is make sure you get the contact details of anyone that witness the incident, as well as the details of the person that caused your injury. These are extremely important. Witness statements can really help to strengthen your case and of course, you will be claiming against the insurance company of the person that caused the accident.
Another important thing to mention when it comes to road accidents is the importance of seeing a doctor. Some car accidents only cause minor whiplash, which a lot of people try to deal with themselves instead of going to a hospital. However, if you do this, there will be no proof of your injuries and you will struggle to make a claim.
How Our Panel Of Holiday Accident Solicitors Can Help You
A lot of people assume that they are going to have to use the services of a solicitor based in Rhodes if they want to make a claim. However, this is not the case. We can help you to launch a holiday accident claim in Greece or anywhere else in Europe for that matter.
You would be shocked by the number of people in the UK that do not claim the compensation they are entitled to for an accident that has happened while they have been on holiday. Why is this so? Well, there are several reasons, yet it all comes down to one thing – they are worried about all of the potential downfalls of making a personal injury claim. They panic about the money they are going to have to spend on a personal injury solicitor! They worry about all of the hassles that could be involved with making a claim! They fear that their case is not going to be a success. Well, the good news is, you do not have to worry about anything if you use a No Win, No Fee solicitor to make your claim for the injury you have suffered.
First and foremost, all of your financial worries will be completely eradicated. If you were to use a traditional personal injury lawyer you would have a lot to panic about. To begin with, a lot of people cannot afford the extortionate start-up costs that are linked to consultations and such like. After this, people worry because they fear that they are going to spend all of this money on a service and then the case could prove to be a failure. Well, a No Win, No Fee service is completely different. You do not need any money to begin your claim. And, financial risk is eradicated as well.
This all works to ensure that all of your concerns regarding the quality of service are eliminated as well. Why? Well, you can be sure that a No Win, No Fee solicitor will only take on your case if they think there is a high chance of it being a success. They are not going to waste your time, nor are they going to waste their own. If they do take on your case you know you will benefit from a high level of service, as they are going to be impacted by the outcome as well. Here at Accident Claims UK, we are delighted to tell you that all of our holiday compensation solicitors work to the No Win, No Fee structure.
If you want to make a claim for an accident that happened on a Rhodes holiday, you have landed on the right page, as Accident Claims UK is a great solution for anyone who needs to make a personal injury claim – not only those that have sustained an injury overseas. There are many benefits associated with opting for our service, not only do we have a 24/7 advice helpline, but we also only use No Win, No Fee solicitors. We make the claims process really easy too, as you can see from the three steps 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.|
Nevertheless, one of the main reasons why thousands and thousands of people opt to use the service provided by Accident Claims UK is because we are a company you can trust. This is extremely important when it comes to something as important as ensuring you get compensation for your injuries. Why can you trust us? Well, we have been around for many years now and during this period we have managed to build up an impeccable reputation in the industry. We encourage you to read our customer review section on our website. Here you will discover what a selection of our previous clients have had to say about their experience with us, and we are sure this will fill you with all the confidence you need.
We hope that you have found this guide useful while looking for more information on making a claim for an accident that happened while in Rhodes. If you would like some more details about making a case, or for any other type of claim, for example, flight delay compensation, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We will be happy to answer your queries. We can also give you a realistic picture regarding the strength of your case and get the process rolling. All you need to do is dial 0800 073 8801. However, if you would prefer, there are other ways to get in touch too. This includes sending an email, using our live chat feature, and entering your contact details for us to call you back.
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British Embassy Greece – Athens
British Embassy Athens
1, Ploutarchou str
106 75 Athens
Telephone: +30 210 7272 600
British Embassy Rhodes
29 Gr. Lambraki Street
85 100 Rhodes
Telephone: +30 22410 22005
NHS guide to healthcare in Greece – NHS information can be seen here
FAQ’s On Accident Claims For Rhodes Injury Victims
Could I make a compensation claim for an accident on holiday in Rhodes if my child was injured?
You might not be aware of this, but children do not have the legal capacity to make a claim for themselves. If you wanted to make a claim for an accident on holiday in Rhodes for your child, you would need to apply to be their litigation friend. This would allow you to go ahead and make claim for your child and make decisions about their case. A personal injury solicitor with up to 30 years experience from our team could assist with your claim. When your child’s compensation is paid out, it would usually go into a trust for your child. They would be able to access this once they became an adult. In some cases, you may wish to wait until your child turns 18 years old. That way, they could make a claim for themselves. However, you may not wish to wait for them to turn 18, as you may feel that evidence would be harder to gather as time progress is. If you are struggling with this decision, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We would be happy to furnish you with all the information you may need to make an informed decision.
Could I make a compensation claim for a fatal accident on holiday in Rhodes?
If a fatal accident on holiday in Rhodes claimed the life of your loved one, and you could prove it with someone else’s fault, you could make a claim for compensation. We understand that it may be quite traumatic to claim on behalf of a loved one who has since passed away. However, compensation for a fatal accident updating roads could not go help to pay for your costs. It could also provide a bereavement award for you, and in some cases, if you are financially dependent on the person that passed away, you could receive some financial compensation for this too.
What evidence would I need to back up my claim for an accident on holiday in Rhodes?
The evidence you would need to prove your injuries and the accident could very. In most cases, you would need to be able to prove your injuries with an independent medical report. This means you would need to see a medical expert that was independent from your case. Once they had examined you, they could put together an independent medical report that courts and lawyers could use to determine how much compensation you could receive. As well as this, you would obviously need to prove that you were involved in an accident that caused your injuries. You would also have to prove that the accident was not your fault, but that someone else could be held liable for it. This could involve police reports, road traffic accident reports, photographs of the scene of an accident and your injuries, witness statements and more. If you would like advice on what evidence could be useful in your case, please do not hesitate to call us.
Thank you for reading our guide to making a claim for an accident on holiday in Rhodes.