If you have had an accident on holiday in the Balearic Islands, this guide is for you. A lot of people worry that they are not going to be able to make a claim if they have been injured abroad but you most certainly can, and we can help you. Here at Accident Claims UK, we have many years of experience and we have helped lots of people to get the compensation they deserve. You can discuss your claim for an injury and illness in Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza by giving us a call on 0800 073 8801.
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- A Guide To Balearic Islands Holiday Compensation Claims
- Top Rated Destinations In The Balearic Islands
- What To Do If You Get Injured Or Ill Abroad?
- Emergency Numbers In Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza
- Does The EHIC Cover The Balearic Islands?
- Time Limit For Claiming Compensation After An Accident In The Balearic Islands
- Balearic Islands Package Holiday Injury Claims
- Accidents In Your Balearic Islands Hotel
- Food Poisoning And Waterborne Illness Claims
- Slips, Trips And Balcony Fall Accidents In The Balearic Islands
- Water Sport Activity Accidents
- Car Accidents On The Balearic Islands, Majorca, Menorca, And Ibiza
- Do I Need To Make My Claim With A Spanish Solicitor?
- No Win No Fee Balearic Islands Accident And Illness Claims
- Why Use A Solicitor From Accident Claims UK
- Start Your Claim Today
- Useful Contacts And Resources
Dealing With Injury And Illness In Majorca, Menorca And Ibiza
So, let’s start this guide by giving you all of the basic information about making a personal injury claim for any sort of injury on the Balearic Islands…
What sort of accidents can result in making a personal injury claim?
- Slips, trips and falls
- Car crashes,
- Criminal injuries,
- Medical negligence,
- Cycle accident,
- Scooter or moped accidents,
- Motorbike accidents,
- Food poisoning,
- Dental negligence,
- Swimming pool accidents,
- Spa incidents,
- … And much, much more!
How do I determine whether I should make an accident claim?
Ask yourself the following three questions…
- Did the incident occur because of someone else’s error or negligence?
- Did the accident happen in the past three years?
- Did you see a medical professional as a result of your injuries?
If you can answer yes to all three questions you should definitely make an accident claim.
How do I choose the best solicitor to go with for my case?
There are various different factors you should look at, including the solicitor’s level of experience and their reputation. It is always a good idea to read reviews that have been left by previous clients to see what they have had to say about their dealing with the solicitor. You should also look at the solicitor’s payment structure. A No Win, No Fee service is always recommended. By going for this option financial risk is eliminated, you do not need any money to begin your claim and a better service is assured. All of our solicitors are No Win, No Fee.
How is compensation calculated?
Compensation is split into two parts when it comes to making an accident claim. The first part is known as general damages. This is the money you will receive to compensate you for your actual injury. It is determined based on the severity of your injury and the impact it will have on your life. The second part of compensation is special damages, which is for any out of pocket expenses you have encountered.
Hopefully, this has given a good overview of making an accident claim in the Balearic Islands. Continue reading to find out more..
There are lots of great destinations in The Balearic Islands. However, there is no denying that the most popular spots are as follows: Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera. Nevertheless, it does not matter where in the Balearic Islands you were injured, we can help you to make a claim.
There are many different situations that can lead to an accident claim – from food poisoning, to medical negligence, to slips and trips… the list is endless. Nevertheless, irrespective of what incident you have been injured in, the following tips can help you to ensure you get the full amount of compensation when making your claim.
1. Make your claim as quickly as possible – There is a time limit! Three-years is the typical limit, and it can feel like that is all of the time in the world. However, this begins from the date of the incident as opposed to the diagnosis, and court proceedings must be issued within this time frame. Moreover, the longer you leave it the more difficult it will be to build a case.
2. Get witness contact details – If there was anyone that witnessed the incident, acquire contact details.
3. Keep proof of any expenses incurred – This includes everything from loss of income, to treatment expenses, to travel costs. Essentially, you need to ask yourself whether you would have encountered the cost if you had not suffered the injury. If the answer is no then it counts as a special damage and you would be entitled to claim for it when making your compensation case. Nevertheless, you will need proof.
4. Take photographs (if applicable) – There are many personal injury cases whereby photographs serve as great evidence. For example, if you were to have have been in a traffic accident on the roads and your car were to have been damaged as a result you can take photographs of this, as well as any damage to the street. You may want to take photographs of your injuries as well.
5. See a doctor – Last but not least, it is imperative to see a medical professional if you need to make a personal injury claim. The medical report is the most important piece of evidence. Therefore, no matter how minor your injuries are, make sure you receive professional medical attention.
Before you are ready to go on holiday, it is critical to jot down all of the numbers you may need if you find yourself in an emergency. You can use the standard European line, which is 112.
Does the EHIC cover the Balearic Islands? This is a question we often get asked, and the answer to this question is yes. This can entitle you to reduced state care, and sometimes you can even get free healthcare. However, you are still going to need to make sure you have insurance. If you do not have an EHIC card, you need to get one. This is something you can do free of charge via the UK Government website.
If you find yourself in a position where you need to make an accident claim, you may be feeling a bit confused and overwhelmed regarding how to go about it. After all, it is unlikely that you have found yourself in this position before! Unfortunately, this leads to a lot of people hurting their chances of getting compensation without even realising it.
One of the ways people do this is by waiting too long to make a claim. Did you know that there is a time limit on all personal injury cases? This personal injury claims time limit is usually three years. However, as you can see from the table at the end of this guide, it does differ depending on the circumstances of your holiday. You have three years from the date of the accident in question to make your claim. Please note that court proceedings must be issued within this time frame. If you have suffered an injury that develops over time, you will have three years from the date of the diagnosis instead.
You may think three years seems like a long time! But, when you have to deal with the injury and the recovery process, time can go very quickly. Plus, a lot of people simply wait for a year or two because they know they have the time to do so. Nevertheless, the longer you wait the more difficult it is to make an accident claim.
There are several reasons why this is the case. Firstly, you details are going to become more and more blurred in your mind as time passes. It is much better to make your claim soon so that everything is fresh. You will also find it a lot more difficult to get your hands on vital pieces of evidence, such as witness statements. What happens if your witnesses have moved address or changed their telephone number and so you cannot get in touch with them? They may be unable to remember the details of the case and they may not wish to cooperate. All in all, it is clear to see, the sooner you make your accident claim, the better!
|Package holidays||3 years ( can very )|
|Private holidays||Approximately 1 year (this does vary)|
|Injuries on the flight||2 years ( can very )|
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One thing you will be pleased to know is that making a claim for a package holiday is much easier than it used to be. This is because regulations came in place in 1992, which meant that you can claim against the tourist operator, rather than having to go directly to the supplier. You should inform your tour operator as early as possible after your injury.
Aside from this, there are some other things you should do. There is only place to begin and this is with the fact that it is essential you see a medical professional. If you fail to do this you are going to find it extremely difficult to make a claim. After all, how are you going to prove that you were injured? Your medical report will detail the severity and true extent of your injuries, which is vital when it comes to calculating compensation. So, make sure you go and see a doctor no matter how minor your injuries may be!
You will need to get the contact details of the person that caused the incident. This includes their name, address, telephone number and the details of their insurer. Aside from this you should also get the contact details of anyone that saw the accident. Witness statements can really help to strengthen your case. In some cases it is imperative to report the incident. When it comes to hotel accidents, you need to report the incident to the company, as they will need to record it in their accident book, which they are required to have by law. Criminal injuries will obviously need to be reported to the police.
Finally, get in touch with Accident Claims UK. We are one of the leading law firms in the UK. By using our service you have the best chance of getting the money you are entitled to when making an accident claim in the Balearic Islands.
Now, we are going to take a look at some of the most common accidents that people suffer when they are on holiday here. A lot of people experience Menorca, Ibiza, and Majorca holiday illness or injury at the hotel they are staying at. This is because accidents can happen in so many ways. Food poisoning is a common one. Aside from this, people can get injured because the hotel grounds have not been maintained properly. You may also get injured while you are using the facilities in the hotel. Some people have been injured because the equipment in the gym has not been maintained properly. You may also experience an illness because of a chemical imbalance in the swimming pool. Another example is when people suffer an injury because of spa treatments that have gone wrong. You can also make a claim if you have had a balcony fall accident in Balearic Islands.
As mentioned, food poisoning is another type of illness experience abroad. A personal injury lawyer can help you to claim for this. From nausea to dehydration, the symptoms vary. Some people recover in days, others can experience life-threatening injuries. No matter what applies to you, we can help you to get the compensation you deserve.
If you speak to any personal injury solicitor and ask them what the most common type of accident is, you can bet that the vast majority of them will say slips, trips, and falls. This can happen anywhere. As mentioned, balcony accidents can happen. Moreover, you could fall when getting off the plane, when at your hotel, or anywhere else in the Balearic Islands. Call us today for more information.
Your travel insurance will also cover you if you have been injured while partaking in water sports. Water sports are very popular in Spain. Most people have a great time. However, if the instructions provided are incorrect, the equipment is not maintained properly, or something else has gone wrong, you are going to have the basis to claim for any accident.
Road traffic accidents are undoubtedly one of the most popular motives for seeking compensation. Fortunately, most car accidents are minor and the injured parties make a full recovery. However, if the incident was not your fault, you will definitely be able to make a claim for car accident compensation. In this section, we will take a look at the steps you should make directly after the incident. So, let’s find out…
- Identify Injuries – The first thing you need to do is determine who has been injured and how severely. If there are any casualties you may need to call an ambulance and thus this should undoubtedly be the first thing on your agenda.
- Contact Details – After this, you need to exchange details with the motorist who was responsible for causing the incident. Not only will you need their address, telephone number and name, but get their insurer details and vehicle’s registration number as well.
- Evidence – It can be very difficult to think on your feet after a shocking accident, however any evidence that can be gathered will be useful. Witness statements are particularly beneficial. So, if you can get the contact details of any witnesses that would be great. Aside from this, you should make note of the exact location where the incident happened and jot down details of how it occurred. If applicable, take photographs to show damage to the street or the vehicles.
- Call Insurers – All incidents need to be reported and so you can avoid yourself hassle by ensuring you call your insurers.
- Call Accident Claims UK – The final thing you need to do is get in touch with Accident Claims UK. We have a legal helpline available and will happily answer any questions you may have about claims. If we believe you have a good case for compensation we will then put you in contact with one of our specialist No Win, No Fee solicitors. They will begin the claim process for you to ensure you get the full amount you deserve.
What Does A Personal Injury Solicitor Do?
You do not need to make a claim with a Spanish solicitor in order to secure Balearic Islands holiday compensation. You can use a UK-based solicitor instead.
There is this common belief that solicitors charge extortionate prices for their services. And, while this can be true in many cases, there are ways around this and several different options that are available to you. Therefore, if you have been hurt and you are thinking about making a compensation claim, you should never simply assume that you cannot afford to do so. Instead, read on for some help with solicitors cost.
As is the case with all services, you can shop around for the best deal when it comes to finding a solicitor to work on your compensation case. However, one thing to be mindful of is the fact that you should never simply go for the cheapest solicitor you can find. If you do this, you may find yourself losing even more in the long run if you go for someone who is not experienced and loses your claim. Instead, you first need to ensure the solicitor is experienced and has a good reputation, and then you can let price be the final determining factor.
There are some key questions you should ask any potential solicitor in relation to costs, such as –
- Are you willing to work to the No Win, No Fee payment structure?
- How much is the case likely to cost?
- How are the fees worked out?
- If the case is unsuccessful, how much will I have to pay?
The first question is particularly important. You want an individual that is happy to work to a No Win, No Fee structure, as this means you will only need to pay legal fees if your case is a success. This means you will be protected financially. If you were to go for a solicitor that charges by the hour, there is always the chance that you will spend an extortionate sum of money only for your case to be unsuccessful/ this is a risk that many cannot afford to take, which is why a No Win, No Fee agreement provides the ultimate solution.
You also want to know how much the case is going to cost, so that you can budget effectively. And, one of the biggest mistakes people make is not finding out how the fees are calculated. You want to know what you are getting for your money and what you are actually paying for, and so it is vital to enquire about this. Here at Accident Claims UK, we pride ourselves on being transparent and all of our solicitors work on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Accident Claims UK is one of the leading law companies in the whole of the country, and so we can give you the greatest chance of getting the compensation you deserve. We have an outstanding reputation in the industry, which you will soon discover once you start browsing our website.
One of the main features of our service is the fact that all of our solicitors are No Win, No Fee. This means that you will only have to pay legal fees if one of our solicitors manages to secure compensation for you. This reduces financial risk while also reassuring you of a top quality service, as pay is performance related for our solicitors.
The process of making a claim is really easy. Simply follow the steps below:
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If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, call Accident Claims UK today on 0800 073 8801. We will happily answer all of your questions and start the claims process. There are plenty of other ways to get in touch, from live chat to email.
We have lots of helpful guides for you…
Injured or Ill on holiday? – This is our page on holiday accidents.
More on injuries on holiday – Injuries can vary on holidays – this page gives information on common injuries and payment amounts.
British Consulate – Ibiza
Avenida Isidoro Macabich 45
1º1ª (corner with Calle Canarias)
+34 93 366 6200
British Consulate – Mallorca
Carrer Convent dels Caputxins, 4
Edificio Orisba B 4ºD
07002 Palma de Mallorca
+34 93 366 6200
The NHS on Accidents in Spain – Your NHS Guide
Association of British Travel Agents – ABTA’s website