Slovenia Accident Claims Guide | How To Claim Compensation For An Personal Injury On Holiday In Slovenia

Have you experienced an accident that was not your fault in Slovenia, which resulted in you becoming injured or ill? You could be entitled to make a holiday accident compensation claim. Whether you were injured on holiday because of a road accident, coach accident, airport transfer accident, were hurt in a Slovenia bus crash or a car accident in Slovenia, experienced a skiing accident, winter sports activities accident, cycling accident or a swimming pool accident, suffered from food poisoning, or suffered a slip and trip accident, we can help. If the accident was the fault of a third party acting negligently and resulted in you becoming ill or injured, you could be entitled to compensation. Call Accident Claims UK today, to see if you are entitled to claim.

Slovenia holiday accident

Slovenia holiday accident

Accident Claims UK based in Great Britain can help you make a holiday accident claim with personal injury specialists that can handle personal injury claims abroad, including in Slovenia. Why choose Accident Claims UK to handle your claim for holiday accident compensation? Firstly, the solicitors we provide  have up to thirty years of experience handling personal injury claims, so you’re bound to be in safe hands. Secondly, they will always fight to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you are owed, so you won’t be short changed. What’s more, every client is given the option to make a no win no fee claim, so there’s no financial risk involved in making your claim.

So if you have been injured or made ill because of an accident on holiday in Slovenia that was not your fault, call Accident Claims UK to speak to one of our informed legal advisors. We offer a free personal injury claims consultation to all of our potential clients. During the consultation the advisor will assess your case and if you have legitimate grounds to claim holiday accident compensation, we will estimate how much money your compensation package could be worth and will provide you with the right personal injury claims lawyer to handle your case. To get started, call 0800 073 8801 for your free Slovenia personal injury claims consultation today.

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Our Guide To Claims For An Accident On Holiday In Slovenia

Slovenia is a country in the Balkans, which has enjoyed growth in popularity as a tourist destination in recent years. Slovenia is a small country, with a small stretch of coastline along the Adriatic. The country is also home to mountain ranges, forests and lakes, including glacial lakes, so is popular for outdoor sports activities in the summer, such as hiking or sailing, and is an up and coming destination for skiing and winter sports holidays in the winter. At the present time, Slovenia receives around 100,000 visitors from the United Kingdom each year. It is considered a safe country to visit and most trips there are trouble free. However if proper standards of health and safety are neglected in hotels, restaurants, on coach trips and excursions, or any other establishment frequented by holidaymakers then accidents leading to an injury or illness could happen.

If you were made ill or became injured while on holiday in Slovenia, because of negligence on the part of a third party, you could be entitled to claim compensation. In this guide to making a holiday injury claim or holiday illness claim for an accident on holiday in Slovenia, we will cover everything you need to know. Subjects covered will include: what to do if you are injured or made ill in Slovenia, how to contact the emergency services in Slovenia and how to get medical treatment in Slovenia as a tourist. We will also let you know what the most common accidents are that holidaymakers experience, advise you on how to find the right holiday accident compensation solicitor to handle your claim and will explain the benefits of making a no win no fee compensation claim. Remember, you could be owed a significant amount of compensation if you were hurt on holiday in Slovenia, in an accident that was not your fault. So call Accident Claims UK to see how much you could be owed.

Popular Destinations To Visit In Slovenia

Here are some popular destinations for tourists to visit in Slovenia.

  • Maribor,
  • Koper,
  • Kranjska Gora,
  • Celje,
  • Ptuj,
  • Piran,
  • Postojna,
  • Triglav National Park,
  • Lake Bled,
  • Ljubljana

I Was Injured On Holiday In Slovenia, What Should I Do?

If you are injured or made ill in Slovenia, in an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation. You can take the following steps at the scene of the accident to collect evidence that your personal injury lawyer can use to support your claim.

  • If you have your smartphone or a camera with you, take a photograph of your injuries if it is safe to do so. A digital photograph will save the date and is easy to share.
  • Similarly, take a photograph of the hazard that was the cause of your accident.
  • Report your accident to your tour operator and the management of the establishment in which you were injured. Make sure they record the details of your accident on holiday in Slovenia accurately in their log book.
  • If you are injured because of a car accident in Slovenia that was not your fault record the model, colour and number plate of the other vehicle. Also record the contact details of the other driver. It is very important that you don’t sign any documents you are given by the other driver or an insurance provider or lawyer representing the other driver, as this may be an attempt to dupe you into accepting liability for your own injuries, even if you were not responsible for them. This means that you will not be able to claim compensation.
  • Collect the contact details of any eyewitnesses to your accident, who may be able to supply evidence to support you at a later stage.
  • Keep your receipts for any purchases that you have to make as a result of your injuries, such as the cost of a taxi to the hospital or any medication you need. Your receipts could be used as evidence to support your claim and you may also be able to reclaim your expenses as special damages.

Of course, if you are seriously injured or ill in Slovenia and need medical treatment that should be your first priority, however a friend or family member could always collect evidence in your place.

How To Call The Emergency Services In Slovenia

In Slovenia, the general emergency telephone number is 112. 113 is the national emergency number for the police. Please be aware these numbers should only be called in a genuine emergency, for example if someone is critically injured.

Slovenia Medical Treatment And Healthcare Services

Until March 2019, holidaymakers from the United Kingdom will be able to use a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in Slovenia and other EU member states. An EHIC allows you to access the same state healthcare system as a Slovenian citizens, when travelling in that country. You can apply for a free EHIC card here. However the Slovenian state healthcare system may not be as comprehensive as the NHS, so we recommend that you also take out fully comprehensive travel health insurance before you travel. After Brexit has taken place, UK citizens may no longer be able to use a European Health Insurance Card abroad.

How Much Time Do I Have To Claim Compensation For My Accident In Slovenia?

Personal injury claim time limits apply if you are claiming compensation for an accident on holiday. This means that you only have a set amount of time to begin your holiday accident claim, from the date that you had your accident, to the time that you realised you had suffered an injury or illness. Time limits vary, depending on the circumstances of your accident. We have illustrated this in the table below.

Causes of illness, accident, etcTime Limit
Compensation for an accident, injury or an illness which happened on a Slovenian package holiday. 3 years
Accident, injury or food poisoning which happened on holiday's you booked yourself.3 years (but time limits may vary)
Flight accidents when travelling to or from an international airport.2 years

Holiday Injury And Accident Claims We Can Help With

If you have been injured or made ill, because of an accident in Slovenia that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim Slovenian holiday accident compensation. At Accident Claims UK we can help you claim compensation for injuries or an illness caused by any type of accident. We will now look at examples of common holiday accident claims for Slovenia;

Package Holiday Accident Claims In Slovenia

If you went on a package holiday to Slovenia, your tour operator would have had a legal “duty of care” towards you, the customer. A duty of care means that one party has a legal obligation to uphold the health and safety of another party. In the case of a tour operator, this would mean that the business is legally obliged to provide guests with a safe and hygienic holiday environment, while using services provided in the package holiday to Slovenia such as hotels, flights, eating meals at restaurants (provided by the tour operator) or enjoying excursions. If a guest is injured or made ill using services provided by the tour operator which was caused by negligence on the part of the tour operator, then the tour operator could be held legally accountable to the injuries caused and could have to pay the guest holiday accident compensation.

If negligence on the part of your tour operator caused you to become injured or ill on a package holiday to Slovenia then you could be entitled to make a Slovenia holiday illness claim or Slovenia holiday injury claim for compensation. Call Accident Claims UK today, to be provided with the right solicitor to handle your claim.

You will need to report your injuries to your tour operator if you are injured on a package holiday in Slovenia. Below are the contact numbers for reporting injuries on holiday to the main travel operators providing package holidays to Slovenia.

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

Hotel Accident Or Illness Claims

You could be entitled to claim hotel accident compensation, if you were injured on holiday because of negligence on the part of a hotel. Hotels are legally obliged to make sure that their premises is free of health and safety hazards. If a hotel neglects to apply control measures to a health and safety hazard which causes an accident and a guest becomes injured, or ill as a result, then the hotel could be held legally responsible for these injuries and have to pay the guest compensation. Common accidents that could occur in hotels because of negligence can include slips and trips, swimming pool accidents, infections and food poisoning.

Have you experienced a hotel accident in Slovenia, because your hotel acted negligently? If you were injured or made ill in an accident that was not your fault, call Accident Claims UK today to see if you are owed compensation.

Food Poisoning, Travel Bugs And Other Illness Claims

Sometimes you can become ill on holiday because of bad luck, or an unavoidable contamination. Other times you can suffer food poisoning or another illness which is caused by negligence on the part of someone else. Food poisoning is an illness that can happen on holiday if restaurants, cafes, bars or other dining establishments do not follow proper health and safety regulations when storing or preparing food. Food poisoning can be a serious illness that at best can ruin a holiday, and at worst, can result in the sufferer being admitted to hospital. Food poisoning symptoms can include abdominal pains, vomiting, diarrhea, a fever and nausea amongst others. You can learn more about food poisoning by reading the NHS guide to the causes, symptoms of and treatment for food poisoning. If you suffered food poisoning or another illness on holiday in Slovenia which was caused by negligence on the part of another party, call Accident Claims UK today, to see if you are entitled to claim compensation.

Slips & Trips

Slips and trips on holiday are one of the most common injuries that can occur. Whilst many slips and trips result in minor injuries such as cuts and bruises, some slips and trips, especially ones from a great height can result in the victim suffering from a more serious soft tissue injury, or even broken or fractured bones. Unfortunately, even a simple act of carelessness can result in a victim suffering from a slip or fall accident. Negligence that can result in slips and trips can include a spilled drink not being mopped up, or a broken railing that has not been fixed on a staircase, which may cause someone to fall.

Slovenian Skiing Accident And Injury Claims

Slovenia’s beautiful mountains and competitive prices make it an up and coming destination for skiing holidays. Popular ski resorts in Slovenia include Krvavec, Mariborsko Pohorje and Kanin Sella Nevea. Winter sports activities can be dangerous, but that does not mean that skiing and snowboarding activity providers have no responsibility towards you, the customer. If you were injured in a skiing accident in Slovenia, because of negligence on the part of the activity provider, you could be able to make a claim for compensation. Examples of negligence that can cause ski accidents in Slovenia includes hazards not being repaired or marked, ski instructors not being properly qualified, and faulty equipment that has not been properly checked. If you have been injured in a skiing accident in Slovenia, which was caused by negligence on the part of someone else, call Accident Claims UK today, to see if you are entitled to personal injury compensation.

Slovenia Bus Crash And Car Crash Accident Claims

Unfortunately, Slovenia’s roads are more dangerous than the roads of the United Kingdom.
In 2016 Slovenia suffered a rate of 6.3 road traffic accident related deaths per 100,000 members of the population. This is significantly higher than the UK, which suffered a rate of 2.8 deaths per 100,000 members of the population. If you have been injured on an accident on an excursions, coach accident, airport transfer accident, cycling accident or any other type of road traffic accident in Slovenia, you could be entitled to claim accident on holiday compensation. Call Accident Claims UK today, to enquire about claiming compensation for a road traffic accident in Slovenia.

Simple Steps To Making Your Holiday Accident Claim?

Finding A Holiday Accident Solicitor – Make Your Claim With A Solicitor In The UK

If you were injured or ill because of an accident on holiday in Slovenia then a UK based solicitor can handle your case. The holiday compensation solicitors that are provided by Accident Claims UK are based in Great Britain, so are near you, but are experienced at handling holiday accident claims abroad.

Personal Injury Claims Calculator

Type of injuryComments on the injuryCategory or severityPotential compensation
DeathCases of fatal injuries with full awareness.Death£11,000 - £20,880
ParaplegiaSettlements will be based on your current and future levels of pain as well as how independent you are.N/A£192,090 - £249,270
Minor Brain or Head InjuryAny brain damage will be very minimal at this level.Minor£1,940 - £11,200
Post-Traumatic Stress DisorderPTSD can cover lots of different symptoms.Less severe - severe£3460 - £88,270
Eye injuriesAny injuries to the eyes will be transient or will not last for very long.Transient - minor£1,930 - £7,650
Partial Hearing Loss or/and TinnitusYou may experience both partial hearing loss as well as tinnitus.Slight - severeFrom up to £6,140 - £39,940
Chest injuriesDamage to the ribs or the supporting soft tissue which you quickly recover from.Level Gup to £3,460
HerniaHernias which limit your ability to go about normal and very day activities or tasks.n/a£13,080 to £21,190
Back injuryYou could be left with some level of disability, though not major. Moderate (i)£24,340 to £34,000
Knee injuryIncluding soft tissue tears and other similar injuries.Moderate£13,010 to £22,960

No Win No Fee Holiday Accident Claims In Slovenia

If you were injured or made ill on holiday, chances are you found it a stressful and an upsetting experience. Chances are, you went on holiday to relax and enjoy yourself, not to find yourself the victim of an accident that was caused by someone else behaving irresponsibly. Getting injured on holiday can also be a costly experience, if you had to pay for your medical treatment or miss time off work because of your injuries. That’s why we allow our clients to make a no win no fee claim for compensation. How does no win no fee work? Making a no win no fee claim means that your solicitor will offer you a Condition Fee Arrangement (CFA), which means that you will not have to pay your solicitors fees unless you win your claim, so there is no financial risk in the unlikely scenario that you do not win your claim. Of course, we only take on cases that we think have winning merits but for many of our clients making a no win no fee claim is the less stressful and more affordable way to claim.

To make a no win no fee claim for your accident on holiday in Slovenia, call us today, to speak to one of our advisors about making a no win no fee claim.

Why You Should Make Your Slovenian Holiday Accident Claim With Us

If you have been made ill or been injured in Slovenia on holiday, because of an avoidable accident that was caused by negligence on the part of a third party, then you could be entitled to claim both general and special damages. If you have legitimate grounds to claim, we would represent your claim. Call Accident Claims UK for your free consultation and to see if you are entitled to claim. If you have a legitimate claim we’ll provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor, who will start working on your claim right away.

Useful Links

Personal Injury Compensation Claims For An Accident On Holiday – seeking damages for an accident on holiday.

Tui Thompsons Holiday Accident Claims Guide – how to claim compensation for an accident on a TUI package holiday.

How Much Compensation Can You Claim For A Sports Accident Injury? – sporting accident and injury claims.

Edited by Mel.