Sweden Accident Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation For A Personal Injury In Sweden? On Holiday

Sweden holiday accident

Sweden holiday accident

There is nothing worse than suffering an injury, especially if the accident was not your fault, and even more so if the accident has occurred while you are on holiday. Every year, thousands of Brits enjoy everything that Sweden has to offer. While most people have a great time, there are those that experience accidents and injuries, which is why we have put this guide together.

If this has happened to you, and you have experienced an accident on holiday in Sweden, it is highly likely that you will be entitled to compensation. Keeping that in mind, read on to discover why you should get in touch with Accident Claims UK and what sort of damages you can claim for.

Accident Claims UK is one of the country’s leading law firms. We have a wealth of experience in personal injury claims. We have successfully helped thousands and thousands of personal injury victims to get the compensation they deserve. You can be sure you are in safe hands. You can reach us on 0800 073 8801 but make sure you continue reading before you give us a call.

We can help you to launch any type of accidents abroad international personal injury claim. The following is a mere handful of examples.

– Car crash claims

– Product liability cases

– Slips, trips and falls

– Bicycle accidents

– Skiing accidents

– Waterborne illnesses

– Car park accidents

– Coach Incidents

– Hotel gym accidents

– Spa treatments gone bad

– Untraced driver cases

– Swimming pool accidents

– Food poisoning claims

– … And much, much more!

This gives you a glimpse of some of the Swedish accident claims we can make and have made. Continue reading to discover everything you need to know about this.

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Dealing With Swedish Holiday Accidents

A Guide To Holiday Accident And Injuries In Sweden

There is no denying that Sweden is a beautiful country and it has so much to offer. From weekends away to month-long breaks, people go to Sweden for various reasons. However, there is a small portion of people who don’t come back very happy, and this is because they have had an injury while on holiday. If this applies to you, this guide will explain everything you need to know regarding safety in Sweden and how to make a claim.

We will take a look at how you can make a claim, including the steps to take and details on gathering evidence. We will also reveal the time limits on these cases and the different damages you can claim for. Furthermore, we will look at specific claims types in more depth. This includes everything from sports injuries to swimming pool accidents and skiing accidents. Once you get to the end of the guide, you will also find some more information on the service we provide. Our contact details are also supplied, should you have any further queries or if you are ready to begin the claiming process.

The Biggest Cities, Towns, And Ski Resorts In Sweden

No matter whether you have stayed in a popular Swedish ski resort or you have been residing in rural Sweden, we can help you to make a claim. Below, you can see the largest cities in Sweden:

  • Stockholm
  • Gothenburg
  • Malmo
  • Uppsala
  • Upplands Vasby and Solletuna
  • Vasteras
  • Orebro
  • Linkping
  • Helsingborg
  • Norrkoping

What Steps Should I Take After An Accident Or Illness On Holiday?

If you have been injured while in Sweden and you want to make a claim, it will obviously largely be up to the personal injury lawyer to make certain you receive the compensation you deserve. However, there are steps you can take to give yourself the best possible chance of making a strong claim. Read on to discover what these are…

Get Medical Attention – There is only one place to begin and this is with the fact that you need to ensure you see a doctor as soon as you have sustained your injury. It does not matter how minor your injuries may be, if you do not see a doctor you will struggle to make a claim. After all, there will be no proof that you have even suffered an injury.

Details, details, and more details – Make as many details as possible about the incident. It is advisable to make notes about the accident as soon as you get a chance. You may forget details later down the line if you fail to do so. Moreover, make sure you get details from anyone who was present, if possible. You will need the details of the individual who caused the accident, as well as any witnesses.

Contact the relevant parties – Depending on the nature of the accident, there are going to be a number of phone calls you are going to need to make. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, you will need to call the police and your car hire company if you were in a rental car. You also need to make sure you call your insurance company. Plus, if you have been on a package holiday, calling your tour operator is essential. We will have some more specific details regarding different accident types later in the guide.

Document and keep proof of any expenses – Aside from this, you will also need to make note and keep proof of any expenses you have suffered because of the injury. You will be able to claim for these as special damages. It includes everything from childcare costs, to travel expenses, to loss of income.

Find a quality solicitor – Last but not least, the final piece of the puzzle is to of course find a high quality solicitor. You don’t need to look far. Accident Claims UK has a great team of No Win, No Fee solicitors. We will match you to one of our solicitors to handle your case for you. There is no better way to give yourself the best chance of making a successful claim.

Emergency Phone Numbers In Sweden

Before you go on holiday, you should always make a note of the emergency services numbers in case you ever need them. Thankfully, the EU has put a Europe-wide number in place, making it easy for people to get in touch with the emergency services. Simply call 112 and then you will be asked which emergency service you require.

Some other numbers you may want to jot down are as follows:

  • 11 414, Local Police number, non-emergencies
  • 1177, Medical Advice hotline
  • 113 13, SOS Alarm

You can find the contact information of the British Embassy in Stockholm at the end of the guide.

How Does Healthcare Work In Sweden?

When going on holiday, you always need to take out medical insurance or travel insurance to ensure you are covered should you end up in a hospital bed for any reason. Sweden has a good reputation when it comes to healthcare standards. However, if you do not have insurance in place, you could find yourself facing monumental healthcare costs. This is despite the fact that your EHIC card is valid. EHIC standards for European Health Insurance Card. This can be used in Sweden in order to secure reduced and free health services. However, this card is not applicable for all treatments, which is why you still need to make sure you take out insurance.

How Long After My Accident In Sweden Can I Claim Compensation?

A lot of people do not realise that there is a personal injury claims time limit in place. Unfortunately, you cannot simply claim whenever you feel like it – you need to act quickly. While the time limit is typically three years, this can be shortened considerably depending on the circumstances of what has happened. As you will see from the table below, you may only have one year to claim if you have been injured on a privately booked holiday. To avoid any sort of disappointment, the best thing to do is get in touch with us to make a claim at the earliest opportunity.

Circumstances Time Limit
Package holidays, pre-booked holidays, from the UK. 3 years may very
Private holidays Approximately 1 year (this does vary)
Injuries on a flight to or from anywhere in Sweden 2 years may very

Foreign Holiday Accident Claims We Can Help With

Sweden City Break And Other Package Holiday Accidents

We can help you to make a claim if you have been injured while on a package holiday in Sweden. We recommend that before travelling, you make a note of the emergency contact number for your travel company. If you have been injured on a package trip, it is important to call the tour operator in question at the earliest opportunity to report what has happened.

When it comes to package holiday claims, the relevant legislation is known as Package Travel, Package Holidays, and Package Tours Regulations 1992. In order for your holiday to be deemed a package holiday, you must have booked at least two of the following in the one deal:

  • Accommodation (overnight or 24 hours+)
  • Transport
  • Other tour services, for example, excursions

A lot of people assume that making a claim for something that has happened on a package holiday is going to be difficult. However, it is more straightforward because even if you have been injured on a Swedish coach, for example, you will still make the claim through the UK tour operator if you booked transport as part of the deal. This makes it much more straightforward.

Accidents At A Hotel

In this part of the guide, we are going to take a look at the different sorts of claims that can be made. Firstly, let’s take a look at hotel accidents. From sports injuries to swimming pool accidents, these incidents vary in nature considerably. You simply need to prove that the hotel is at fault for what has happened. For example, swimming pool accidents could occur because of lack of proper supervision or bad maintenance, and so you would be able to claim for this. Other claims include injuries caused by broken furniture, faulty electrical fittings, and other problems with the condition and maintenance of your hotel room, as well as slips, trips, and falls, and accidents that have happened in the hotel gym because of poor supervision and poorly maintained exercise equipment. You may also want to make a claim if you have had a spa or beauty treatment gone wrong. Food poisoning is another common injury, which we will discuss in the next section.

Food Poisoning And Other Illness Claims

Have you sustained food poisoning while in Sweden? There is no denying that food poisoning is one of the most common illnesses experienced by Brits when they go abroad. There are many different ways that food poisoning could be contracted. This includes eating food that has been left out as part of a buffet for too long, food that has not been stored at the right temperature, food that has been reheated and served, as well as undercooked food. In most cases, food poisoning is not serious and people make a full recovery within a matter of days. Nevertheless, there have been life-threatening cases as well. It is also worth pointing out that we can help you to claim if you have had an allergic reaction because food allergens have not been correctly labelled.

Falls, Slips And Trips

We can also help you to make a claim if you have had a slip, trip, or fall. There is no denying that slips and falls are very common. These accidents can happen in so many different ways while on holiday. Here are a few examples:

  • Missing a trip when you get on or off the plane (or any other mode of transport)
  • Tripping on a torn carpet in the hotel
  • Falling because of a pothole in the hotel car park
  • Slipping on tiles in the pool area
  • Falling down some stairs because the lighting in the area was not sufficient
  • Slipping on a dirty or wet floor

Water Sport And Boating Accidents

Whilst the water is cold, people do participate in water sports and boating activities, some of which could be dangerous. Whenever booking activities like this, you need to choose a reputable provider and make sure they are covered by your Swedish holiday insurance policy. If the equipment has not been maintained properly or a member of staff has made an error or did not have the right experience in order to be in charge of a boat or water activities, you can make a claim.

Skiing Accidents And Injuries In Sweden

One of the main reasons why people go on holiday to Sweden is to enjoy a ski trip. If you have had a Swedish skiing accident, we can help you to launch a successful claim. Of course, skiing is an activity that can be described as dangerous and you certainly cannot claim if you have injured yourself out of sheer clumsiness or trying to do too much on the slopes. However, you can claim if someone else is to blame for your accident, for example, because you were not given the correct training or supervision or because the ski equipment you hired had not been maintained properly.

Road, Traffic, And Car Accidents In Sweden

Have you been involved in an accident whilst travelling via bus or coach? Perhaps you were injured while driving a hire car? If so, you could be entitled to compensation, and Accident Claims UK is here to make sure you get the full amount you deserve.

It goes without saying that car accidents happen on a daily basis in Sweden. While most are minor, there have been some severe and fatal incidents too. In Sweden, the number of road traffic fatalities totalled 253 in 2017. This represents a decrease from the year before, when there were 270 fatalities.

No matter the scenario, we can help you to get the compensation you deserve if you have been involved in a car crash in Sweden. We can also assist with other types of road accidents abroad in Sweden. When travelling via public transport or using a tour operator’s coach, it is the responsibility of the company in question to guarantee that you arrive at your destination safely. If you have been injured because of their error or negligence, you will be entitled to compensation. Moreover, let’s say you have been hurt because of another driver’s error, you could also be entitled to compensation. Yet, you will be claiming against the insurer of the perpetrator, not the bus or coach company. This is not something for you to worry about, though, as we will be able to determine who to claim against and how to go about it.

How Can Our Holiday Accident Experts Help You

Can I Make My Claim In The UK?

Even though your personal injury claim happened abroad, we can still help and you do not need to use a Swedish lawyer for a claim in Sweden. This is because most claims are handled via email and telephone nowadays. Plus, you will find it a lot easier if you have a UK law firm on your hands, rather than trying to navigate personal injury law overseas.

No Win No Fee Swedish Holiday Accident And Injury Claims

No matter how unique your case is; you can be sure we are a great choice the job. All of our personal injury solicitors work on a No Win, No Fee basis. This is extremely beneficial to you for a whole host of different reasons. You do not need any money to start your claim. Financial risk is eliminated when contrasted with a traditional service. Plus, you can be sure we will not waste your time. If we think your chances of getting compensation are slim we will tell you.

Why Choose Our Team?

Have you been the victim of an accident on holiday in Sweden? If so, you need a good law firm to help you get the compensation you deserve. After all, if the injury was not your fault, you will have a right to be compensated for your suffering and any expenses you encountered because of the incident. Read on to discover four reasons why Accident Claims UK is a wise choice for anyone making holiday compensation claims.

Credible – We are a company you can trust. All you need to do is read the customer testimonials we have received. Here you will be able to see what previous clients have had to say about their experience with us. You will see that we have an outstanding reputation and this should certainly put your mind at ease.

Experience – We have been providing our services for many years now. We have been successful and helped thousands of people who have suffered from many different accidents during this period. You can be sure we have handled cases similar to yours many times before.

Free advice – Let’s face it, where else are you going to find a leading UK law firm offering free advice? At Accident Claims UK, we have a legal helpline for you to take advantage of. This line is available 24/7, so you can call at a time that is convenient for you. You will speak to one of our advisors, who will happily answer all of your questions.

Plus, we make the claims process easy too. You can see the procedure 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.

No Win, No Fee – Last but not least, we only work with solicitors offering a No Win, No Fee service. This is highly advantageous for you. It means you are going to benefit from the highest levels of quality, you do not need any money to begin your claim, and financial risk is eradicated. This beats going for a traditional solicitor every day of the week!

How To Contact Us

If you have been injured while on holiday in Sweden and you are ready to make a claim, you can reach Accident Claims UK on 0800 073 8801. You can also give us a call if you have any further queries, which you would like answered. There are other ways to get in touch with us too if you would prefer. For example, you can use the live chat feature, which you can see in the bottom right-hand corner of the page. Aside from this, you can send us an email or you can enter your contact details and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Helpful Guides

We have worked hard to ensure that our website is filled with useful information. Here are some guides that may assist you:

Claims in another country – More information for you.

Tripping accidents – Specific information you may be interested in.

All about compensation – FAQ and their answers.

You can also find embassy and consulate information below.

British Embassy Sweden – Stockholm


British Embassy Stockholm Consular Section

Address: Skarpögatan 6-8
Box 27819
115 27 Stockholm

Telephone+46 (0) 8 671 30 00

For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email Stockholm@fco.gov.uk

NHS guide to healthcare in Sweden – Country specific advice.