Slips Trips Or Fall Accidents In Spain – How To Claim Compensation For A Personal Injury?

Is there anything worse than suffering an injury while on holiday? You spend all of that time saving for an amazing trip, only to have it ruined because of an accident that was out of your control. In the news lately, we have heard lots about falls from hotel balconies, and there have sadly been a number of balcony death cases. In this guide, we will reveal everything you need to know about slip trips or balcony fall accident in Spain. If you want to make this type of claim, you can reach us on 0800 073 8801. But before you do so, please continue reading for more information.

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A Guide To Claims For Slips Trips Or Fall Accidents In Spain

If you were injured due to a slip in a public place, trip in your hotel, or a balcony fall, you may be a bit perplexed when it comes to the claim process. A lot of people do not realise that they have a claim, especially when the accident occurs in another country, for instance. However, so long as you have not slipped due to your own clumsiness, and something has caused the incident, such as a broken pavement or an unmarked wet floor, you will be entitled to claim. In most cases involving someone falling from a Spanish balcony, it is a lack of hotel maintenance and safety that has caused the problem.

Slip trip fall in Spain

Slip trip fall in Spain

When you are looking into establishing who is to blame, you simply need to determine who is responsible for the area where you fell. So, if you slipped in a store, it will be the business’s fault. If you hurt yourself on a public pavement, it will likely be the fault of your local council, as they have the responsibility for maintaining this area. If you slipped in a hotel or fell off the balcony, it will be the hotel’s fault. With that being said, in this guide, we will give you all of the details you need if you want to make a holiday accident claim after a balcony fall from a Spanish hotel.

What Are Slip, Trip, And Fall Accidents?

If you search Magaluf balcony fall online, you will sadly see a lot of news articles. If you have been involved in a slip, trip or balcony fall in Spain, you can make a claim for compensation if the incident was not your fault. Here are some tips on doing so…

  • See a medical professional as soon as possible – If you do not see a medical professional, you will find it impossible to claim. This is because you need a medical report provided by a doctor to secure compensation. This report states your injuries and the treatment you are going to undergo, and it is used to decipher the amount of compensation you will get.
  • Get witness contact information – Did anyone witness the slip? If so, you are advised to get their contact information. Witness statements can really strengthen your case.
  • Take photographs – If applicable, you should take photographs of where the accident happened – scene. For example, if there was a defect in the statement, photographs to back this up will be very compelling.
  • Keep proof of any and all costs encountered – Last but not least, make sure you keep receipts and any other documents that prove the expenses you have had to bear because of your injury/ies, such as travel costs, loss of income, hospital parking tickets, and treatment expenses.

How To Show Liability Or Blame For Your Slip, Trip Or Fall

Showing liability is critical if you are to make a successful claim for the slip, trip or fall you have experienced in Spain. You need to show that the guilty party has not taken the required steps to protect your safety. For example, the balcony may not have been maintained properly or the design may have been unsafe.

Where You Could Experience A Slip, Trip, Or Fall

There are so many places you could experience this type of accident. Of course, balcony falls tend to happen in hotels, although they could happen in restaurants and such like. Slips and trips can occur everywhere, from the airport to the hotel.

Spanish Hotel Slips, Trips, And Fall Claims

There is no denying that slips, trips, and falls are exceptionally common. No matter how your accident occurred in the Spanish hotel in question, if it was not your fault, we can help you to secure the compensation you are entitled to. There are many ways such incidents can happen, from tripping due to poor hotel maintenance to falling because of a badly designed and constructed balcony.

Balcony Fall Accidents In Spain

The FCO has reported that there is an increased risk of balcony falls impacting British tourists. While alcohol has been deemed one of the reasons for such incidents, poor building safety standards have also been to blame. You can claim if the latter is applicable.

Restaurant Slip, Trip, And Fall Accidents In Spain

Of course, not all slips, trips, and falls happen in hotels. We have helped many people to claim as a consequence of slipping or falling in a restaurant. There are numerous ways this could occur. Some people slip due to newly laid floors that are too slippery. There are then those that have fallen due to potholes in the car park or slipped because of an unmarked wet floor.

How Long Do I Have To Make A Personal Injury Claim For A Slip Or Fall In Spain?

Is there a personal injury claims time limit on making a case like this? The simple answer to this question is YES. A lot of people do not realize it, but you cannot simply make a personal injury claim at any time that suits you. Unfortunately, this is something many individuals discover when it is too late, and so they miss out on the money they would have been entitled to. We definitely don’t want this to happen to you!

Generally speaking, you have one year and can be longer if on a package holiday to make a personal injury claim in most cases. When it comes to personal injury claims, there can be some exceptions, as some injuries do not show themselves for a long time.

So, if you suffered a balcony injury on the 13th of November in 2017, you will only have until November of 2020 to make a claim! Yet, this does not mean you can start investigating your chances once November arrives. Court proceedings must be issued before this date. So, don’t wait around, there’s nothing to gain and everything to lose!

The best thing to do is get in touch with Accident Claims UK. We are sure you will not find a better service than the one we provide. Not only do we have a legal helpline for you to take advantage of, but also we also only have No Win, No Fee solicitors at our company. This is beneficial for several reasons. Firstly, you do not need any money to begin your claim. Moreover, the financial risk that is associated with a traditional solicitor is eliminated. Better quality is also guaranteed. If we do not believe you have a good chance of getting compensation we will not waste your time.

What Can Your Slip Or Fall Accident In Spain Claim Include?

If you have suffered any type of injury and are making a compensation claim you will be entitled to two types of compensation. The first is general damages. This relates to compensation for the injury you have sustained i.e. your suffering and how it is impacting your daily life. Nonetheless, you can also claim special damages. These are essentially the costs you have encountered because of your injury. Keep proof of these, such as receipts, and your solicitor will ensure you get compensated for these. To give you further clarity regarding what special damages are, read on to discover more about three of the most common special damage examples…

Loss of income – Often, when someone experiences an injury they are unable to work for a while. Even if you have sustained a minor injury you may need to miss a couple of weeks. Not everyone gets sick pay. Moreover, those that are self-employed will suffer as well. Luckily, you can claim for this as a special damage.

Travel expenses – Aside from this, travel expenses represent another cost you will likely encounter. It is very unlikely that you will be able to get straight back in a vehicle if you have had a nasty fall. Therefore, you may incur the expenses of public transport or you will need to sort out alternative transport to get to and from places. Moreover, you should also consider the fact that you will have to pay for your hospital car parking tickets. You can claim for these as well.

Childcare costs – Have you needed to pay for a child minder or any other type of childcare whilst you recover? A lot of people are not capable of looking after their kids whilst they are recovering. From being sick to restricted movements, it is important to take care of yourself. If you require childcare you will be able to claim for this as a special damage.

Spain Slip, Trip, And Balcony Fall Accident Compensation Calculator

If you are going to make a claim, you will want to know how much you will receive! Don’t use a personal injury claims calculator. Just refer to the average payout table below or give us a call.

Injury The typical payout
Severe shoulder injuries £16,830 to £42,110
Minor injury A few hundred pounds to £600
Wrist Injuries £41,760 to £52,490
Minor injury £600 to £1,200
Serious Hand Injuries £25,430 to £54,280
Minor injury £1,200 to £2,150
Severe Leg Injuries £84,400 to £119,210

No Win No Fee Claims For Slips Trips Fall Accidents In Spain

If you have experienced a balcony fall, slip, or trip, you should definitely get in touch with a No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitor to discuss your chances of making a successful compensation claim.

When you begin to look online you will see that you have a lot of different options when it comes to selecting a solicitor. This can make it somewhat daunting and intimidating for a lot of people. How do you know what solicitor to go for? Are they going to win your case? Is this the normal amount to spend a personal injury lawyer? The concerns vary. Nonetheless, if you go for a No Win, No Fee solicitor you have nothing to worry about.

It is all in the name – ‘No Win, No Fee’, this means you do not need any money to begin your claim. Moreover, the financial risk that is associated with using a traditional solicitor is eradicated. After all, a lot of people worry that they are going to spend an extortionate sum of money on a service only for it to be successful. You need not worry about this when it comes to a No Win, No Fee service.

This all ensures that you benefit from a better service. The solicitor in question is going to be impacted by the outcome of your case as well. What this means is that your injury will get the solicitor’s full attention. Furthermore, the solicitor in question will only agree to take on your case if they believe it has a good chance of being successful. All of our solicitors at Accident Claims UK work on a No Win, No Fee basis. So, why not get in touch today?

How Can We Help With Your Accident Claim?

Making a claim can seem confusing and daunting for many. Yet, it doesn’t have to be. Accident Claims UK are here to ensure you get the money you are entitled to with as little stress to you as possible. Read on to discover why you should get in touch with us if you have sustained an injury…

There is only one place to begin, and this is with our level of experience and our excellent standing in the industry. After all, when you have your compensation chances in someone else’s hands, you want to ensure they are a company you can trust. You certainly have nothing to worry about in this department when you use our service. We have been providing our skills for many years. Since then we have successfully helped thousands and thousands of individuals who’ve experienced balcony falls and other slips and trips. We encourage you to read some of the reviews that are on our website, we are certain you will be impressed with what you see.

Nevertheless, we do not merely rely on our impeccable name; we back it up with a quality service too. Making a compensation claim has never been easier! All you need to do is give us a call on our legal helpline. We will happily answer any questions that you have. If we believe you have a good chance of getting compensation, we will then put you in touch with one of our No Win, No Fee solicitors. Our solicitors all work on this basis, ensuring you benefit from a high level of quality and the best solution financially too. A stellar reputation, tons of experience, a legal helpline and a No Win, No Fee service… what more could you possibly want? Get in touch today!

Contact Accident Claims UK Today

If you want to make a claim for a slip, trip or fall that has happened while on holiday in Spain, you can reach us on 0800 073 8801. You can also get in touch via live chat or email too.

Contacts For British Visitors In Spain And Additional Guides

British Embassy Madrid
Torre Espacio,
Paseo de la Castellana 259D,
28046 Madrid,
Telephone: +34 917 14 63 00

Spanish Emergency Services – dial 112

Accident claims for slips – general information – Slips information that covers slips anywhere.

Injury Accident Falls and Slips Claims – More information on this type of claim.

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