How To Claim Compensation For A Package Holiday Injury Claim? – How Much Can I Claim?

By Russell Bowes. Last Updated 7th February 2021. Welcome to our guide to package holiday injury compensation claims or package holiday accident claims. If you, or a family member, was injured while on holiday abroad due to the negligence of a third party, you could be entitled to pursue holiday accident claims. And you could be awarded an amount that suits the injury, pain, suffering and damaged suffered through no fault of your own.

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Package holidays offer real value for money vacations to some of the most popular destinations in the world. Every year, millions of Brits choose to pass their holiday time by booking a few weeks away through a tour operator. A recent consensus carried out by the Post Office showed that in the last 3 years well over 4 billion people suffered a holiday injury and a large majority of the accidents occurred through no fault of their own.

If you took a package holiday in the last 3 years and suffered some kind of illness or injury, you could be entitled to file for compensation for a package holiday accident that was due to a negligent third party. At Accident Claims, our team of expert personal injury lawyers can walk you through the process of filing a claim having worked on many successful accidents abroad international personal injury claims for clients in the past.

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A Guide To Claiming Compensation For A Package Holiday Injury

Package holidays are extremely popular with millions of people choosing to spend their quality time abroad having booked through a package tour operator. As such, the number of holiday accident claims have also been seen to rise with more people being injured while on holiday through no fault of their own.

If you booked a holiday through a package tour operator and you or a member of your family were injured in an accident abroad, you could be entitled to file for compensation for a package holiday injury if it can be proved the tour operator was negligent and failed to keep you safe.

If you were involved in a road traffic accident that left you or a family member injured, there are specific steps you must take to prove your case and which would strengthen your personal injury claim against a negligent third party.

There are many ways you could end up injured or develop some kind of illness whilst on a package holiday with food poisoning being high on the list. Proving liability is essential which in short, means that gathering as much evidence as possible when it comes to filing a successful personal injury claim.

At Accident Claims, our team of personal injury lawyers have years of experience in successfully representing clients in an accident on package holiday compensation claims. We are experts when it comes to handling accidents abroad international personal injury claims. We take our time when it comes to establishing who would be responsible for the injuries you or a family member sustained through the negligence of a third party all the while keeping careful note of the personal injury claims time limit associated with holiday accident claims.

What Is An Accident On A Package Holiday?

Anyone who books a holiday through a package tour operator and who falls ill, suffers an injury through no fault of their own, could be entitled to file for compensation for a package holiday incident that left them incapacitated. The Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tour Regulation 1992 clearly states that you have every right to seek compensation from a tour operator should they fail to keep you safe from injury. The legislation covers the following:

  • That holiday accommodation meets an acceptable standard
  • That any transport provided is safe and regularly maintained
  • That organised tours and excursions are correctly organised

Statistics For Accidents And Injuries On Package Holidays

It’s possible to gain an insight into how often accidents happen to Brits when travelling abroad. First, it’s worthwhile taking a look at the latest transport statistics, published in 2019 by the Department for Transport.

  • In 2018, there were a total of 71.1 million visits abroad by UK residents, with the most frequent reason being for holidays. However, figures released by the Office For National Statistics in 2019 revealed an increase of visits overseas to 93.1 million.
  • Around 85% of those who travelled abroad went by plane, with 8% by sea and 7% via the Channel Tunnel.
  • In 2018, 1,784 people died on Great British roads.
  • While no statistics exist relating to the rates of injuries abroad, it’s possible to anaylse the findings of the study, ‘Unintentional Injury during Foreign Travel: A Review‘, published by the Journal of Travel Medicine, Volume 9, Number 6. It was found that injuries are one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality amongst tourists. It found that young men are statistically more likely to suffer an injury. However, it noted that data deficiencies hinder any real statistical analysis into the area.

If you’ve suffered an injury abroad and are looking to make a holiday accident claim, get in touch with our personal injury claims team today for free legal advice.

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What Should You Do If You Are Injured Whilst On A Package Holiday?

A lot of people who choose to take a package holiday ask us “I had injury abroad, what to do?” The answer is there are specific steps you must take to prove and strengthen holiday accident claims against a negligent third party. These are set out below:

  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible and get an official report of the injuries sustained
  • Report the accident to a tour operator, business owner or another person who could be held liable
  • Contract your travel insurance provider
  • Make a note of where the accident happened, the day and time of the incident
  • Take photos of where the accident occurred
  • Take photos of injuries sustained
  • Take down contact details of all witnesses

If you need more information on holiday compensation claims and how best to go about proving responsibility, please contact an Accident Claims personal injury solicitor today.

What Are The Most Common Accidents And Injuries On A Package Holiday?

Anyone can be unlucky enough to suffer an injury while on holiday, but there are some which are more commonly reported than others which are detailed below:

  • Injuries caused by substandard or a defective rental vehicle
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Sporting injuries
  • Food poisoning
  • Boat accident injuries
  • Injuries sustained on excursions
  • Road traffic accidents involving coaches
  • Injuries sustained in and around a swimming pool
  • Slip, trip and falls on slippery wet surfaces

If you or a family member were injured on holiday and would like to know if you can file for compensation for a package holiday accident, please call us today to find out how we can help.

What Are The 20 Most Popular Destinations For Package Holidays?

There are many package holiday destinations on offer some of which are detailed below:

  • Canary Islands
  • Amsterdam
  • Prague
  • Dubai
  • Algarve
  • Tenerife
  • Greece
  • Malta
  • Ibiza
  • Marbella
  • Portugal
  • Costa del Sold
  • Lanzarote
  • Gran Canaria
  • Salou
  • Albuferia
  • Spain
  • France
  • Turkey
  • Benidorm

If you or a family member have suffered injuries while on a package holiday in any of the above destinations or elsewhere abroad, a holiday accident claims personal injury lawyer could walk you through the process of filing for compensation for a package holiday accident.

Package Holiday Company Examples

With package holidays being so popular, there are a multitude of companies that offer value for money destinations abroad. These include the following travel organisations:

  • Onthebeach
  • Lastminute
  • Monarch
  • Travelsupermarket
  • Easyjet
  • Hays Travel
  • Travel Republic
  • Thomas Cook
  • First Choice
  • Thomson
  • Virgin Holidays
  • Cosmos

If you suffered an injury abroad having booked through one of the above travel companies, you could be entitled to file for compensation for a package holiday accident, call us today to find out more.

Am I Eligible To Claim Compensation?

You would be entitled to file for compensation for a package holiday accident abroad, providing liability for the incident can be established. If the accident happened in the last 3 years, a tour operator could be found negligent which would allow you to file a personal injury claim against them.

To discuss holiday accident claims with an expert personal injury lawyer who would be able to offer valuable accident abroad claims advice, please call us today.

Slips, Trips, And Falls On Package Holidays

At Accident Claims, we handle many types of claims and this includes accidents abroad international personal injury claims that involve slip, trip and falls. In this type of claim, it is essential that liability for the accident can be established and whether the owner of an establishment/local business or local authority could be found negligent in their duty to keep you safe.

If you need legal advice on how to file for compensation for a package holiday accident that involved a slip, trip and fall, please contact an Accident Claims personal injury solicitor today.

Fatal Package Holiday Accident Claims

Should a family member or loved one has been fatally injured in an accident abroad, you would be entitled to file a personal injury claim on their behalf. If you are a dependant or family member, you have the right to represent the person who died in a holiday accident abroad.

There are certain things that you can include in a fatal personal injury claim for compensation for a package holiday accident which is detailed below:

  • Funeral expenses
  • General damages
  • Punitive damages
  • Medical expenses
  • Bereavement award
  • Loss of benefits
  • Loss of projected earnings
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Long-term adverse effects

If you need more in the way of injury claims advice regarding a fatal accident abroad, an Accident Claims personal injury lawyer is here to take your call.

Package Holiday Injury Claims On Behalf Of A Child

Should a child have been injured while on holiday, you would be entitled to file for compensation for a package holiday accident on their behalf. Once a child turns 18, they would be able to file a personal injury claim for themselves and would have 3 years from their 18th birthday to lodge the claim. With this said, it is always a good policy to begin a claim as soon as possible to avoid falling foul of a personal injury claims time limit.

Package Holiday Car And Road Traffic Accident Claims

The risk of being involved in a road traffic accident while abroad on holiday is not uncommon according to holiday accidents statistics. Should you or a family member suffered injuries while travelling in a car, on public transport, as a cyclist, pedestrian or while you were on a motorbike, providing you can prove you were not responsible for the incident, you could be entitled to file a personal injury claim for compensation for the pain, suffering and damage you sustained through no fault of your own.

If you suffered a holiday accident in Europe, filing a personal injury claim is a lot easier due to the 4th EU Motor Directive 2003, legislation that rules all European vehicles must be registered on a database, making it a lot easier to find any cars involved in road traffic accidents. Should a vehicle be untraceable or a driver not be insured, it may still be possible for you to file a claim and be awarded compensation through the Motor Insurer’s Bureau, an association that deals with victims of accidents abroad international personal injury claims.

To find out how a holiday accident claims personal injury lawyer could help you start your claim, please feel free contact us today.

Package Holiday Food Poisoning Compensation Claims

Travelling abroad on a package holiday is one of the most popular ways to spend some quality time. However, there is always the risk of suffering food poisoning which is among one of the most commonly reported illnesses that people develop when abroad. If you or a family member develop food poisoning and the responsibility falls to a third party, a holiday accident claims personal injury solicitor can work with you on a No Win No Fee basis. We would work hard to ensure you receive the level of compensation for a package holiday that left you suffering from food poisoning.

How To Start A Claim For A Package Holiday Accident

If you believe you have good reason to file for compensation for a package holiday accident, there are specific steps you should take which help establish liability and which strengthen your case. At Accident Claims, our team of specialist personal injury lawyers have years of experience in handling this type of claim and we always respect the personal injury claims time limit.

We provide a no-obligation free consultation and a personal injury solicitor would walk you through the process of filing a personal injury claim following a holiday accident. We would assess your case and listen to how and where the accident occurred providing essential accident abroad claims advice. This ensures you receive the best legal representation when you need it the most without any financial worries because we would work with you on a No Win No Fee basis.

What Could Your Package Holiday Compensation Claim Include?

If you file a personal injury claim for compensation for a package holiday that left you or a family member injured, there are certain things that could be included in your claim which are detailed below:

  • General damages
  • Medical expenses incurred
  • Travel costs incurred to receive treatments
  • Care claim
  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of projected earnings

If you or a family member suffered an injury and would like to know the level of compensation for a package holiday you may be entitled to claim for, please contact an Accident Claims personal injury lawyer today.

How Much Compensation Could You Claim For An Injury Or Accident On A Package Holiday?

The level of compensation for a package holiday accident you may receive is provided in the table below. However, as every case is unique, the amount you may be awarded could be less or more than the amounts provided in our personal injury claims calculator.

Injury SustainedCompensation rangeNotes
Neck injuryup to £139,210
Severe injuries causing permanent damage


Nose injury£9,990 to £21,700Serious or multiple fractures of the nasal complex.
Knee injury£13,920 to £24,580Moderate knee injuries such as dislocations and similar degrees of injury.
Wrist injury £22,990 to £36,770(B) Wrist injury which results in permanent and significant disability.
Shoulder injury£7,410 to £11,980(C) Moderate shoulder injuries such as a frozen shoulder which limits movement in the joint.
Elbow injury£14,690 to £30,050An elbow injury which impairs elbow joint function but which does require surgery.
Arm injury£18,020 to £36,770(C) Less Severe Injuries to the arm which could cause a significant level of disability to the arm.
Ankle injury£12,900 to £24,950Moderate forms of injury which affects the ankle.
Head injuries£2,070 to £379,100Minor head injuries to very severe brain damage resulting in permanent damage

No Win No Fee Claims For Accidents On A Package Holiday

The cost of legal representation puts a lot of people off seeking help following an accident that left them injured whilst on a package holiday. Working with an Accident Claims personal injury lawyer having signed a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) allows you to file for compensation for a package holiday accident without the stress of worrying about how you are going to pay for legal advice when you need it the most.

The agreement sets out an agreed fee which is only payable once a court rules in your favour or a third party chooses to settle your personal injury claim before it goes to court. If your claim is unsuccessful, you would have nothing to pay for our legal representation at all. To discuss a No Win No Fee structure with one of our specialist personal injury lawyers, please call us today.

Why Choose Accident Claims Advice As Your Claims Management Service?

At Accident Claims, we work hard to get you the level of compensation for a package holiday accident that left you injured. We work with you on a No Win No Fee basis taking all the financial pressure off your shoulders allowing you the time to concentrate on your recovery.

Both The Law Society and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) recognise Accident Claims as a trustworthy personal injury claims provider. Our team of personal injury lawyers cover the whole of the UK.

We provide a no-obligation initial consultation that’s free of charge which allows you the chance to ask a legal adviser any questions and queries you may have about how to file a claim for compensation for a package holiday accident.

Our personal injury claims lines are manned 24/7, seven days a week so we never miss your call and we provide essential legal representation when you need it the most.

Call us today to find out how an Accident Claims personal injury lawyer can help you through the process of filing for compensation following an accident on a package holiday that left you or a family member injured.

Talk To Accident Claims Advice Today

To talk to a personal injury lawyer about holiday accident claims for a package holiday accident, please call Accident Claims on 0800 073 8801.

You can also request a “call back” by filling out the form provided and a personal injury lawyer will call you back as soon as possible about your holiday accident claim.

Our email address is office@accidentclaims.co.uk and a specialist personal injury solicitor will get back to you asap to discuss the level of compensation for a package holiday injury you suffered you could be entitled to.

Useful Links

If you suffered an accident in a holiday park and would like to know how to file a personal injury claim, the following link provides essential information on how to do so:

How to file a personal injury claim following a holiday camping park accident

If you were injured on a package holiday abroad and would like to know more about the Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tour Regulation 1992, please click on the link below:

Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tour Regulation 1992

If you are planning to book a package holiday abroad, the following link offers essential advice on how to stay safe:

Staying safe when you travel abroad

If you have had an accident whilst in a public place in the UK, check if you could make a personal injury claim.

Public place accident claims

Holiday Accident Claims FAQ

Can you claim for loss of enjoyment of holiday?

If you were harmed because of an accident whilst on a package holiday and are able to make a claim against the package holiday provider, you may also be able to claim compensation for the mental distress caused as well as any discomfort and inconvenience. How much compensation you could claim may be based on the difference between the actual value gotten from the holiday and that which would have been enjoyed if you had not had an injury.

Is there a time limit on accident claims?

There are time limits on personal injury claims. Specific legislation applies to claims for accidents and injuries sustained whilst on a package holiday. Package holiday operators have an obligation to make sure that your hotel and its facilities are safe for guests. These obligations are set out in the 1992 Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tour Regulations. These regulations help people to be able to make a holiday accident claims against tour operators against package holiday companies through courts in the UK for accidents which happened abroad.

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