Accidents Abroad

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What is an Accident Abroad Claim?

An accident abroad claim is legal action taken by an individual to recover compensation for the harm suffered as a result of an accident abroad. Accident abroad claims can be made against a person, company, or other entity that is believed to be responsible for the injury.

Forbes Solicitors are a leading personal injury firm with years of experience in helping clients get the compensation they deserve. We know how important holidays are, so we understand how disappointing it can be if a holiday is ruined by an accident. Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to help you claim compensation for accidents whilst on a package holiday.

It is more common than you think for people to be injured in accidents or become ill while abroad. If you, a member of your family or a friend has been a victim of an accident causing injury overseas or has suffered from an illness due to negligence they may be able to claim compensation.

Package holiday claims

Package holiday claims

If you were injured during a package holiday it may be possible to claim compensation. Depending on the nature of your claim it is likely the claim will be made against your tour operator or package holiday provider. If the holiday is a package deal then an accident abroad claim for compensation can be brought in the UK against the travel company or tour operator.

However, if your accident took place on an activity or a venue that was not part of your package holiday, then any claim is usually direct against the hotel or resort where the accident happened. This will involve the law and regulations relating to that country and you would need to consult solicitors specialising in International law.

Is there a time limit on holiday claims?

Is there a time limit on holiday claims?

Holiday claims come under personal injury law in the UK, so the usual time limit is three years from the date of the accident. However, if making a claim abroad, it can be shorter. If you have suffered an injury or sickness while abroad get in touch with a solicitors specialising in International law.

Claiming for an accident while on a package holiday can be a minefield. The law is complex and nuanced, so you need an expert on your side. For more information or a free consultation about accident abroad claims and compensation, contact our Package Holiday Claims Solicitors for a free consultation.

Accident Abroad Claims FAQs

If I have an accident on holiday, what am I entitled to?

The amount of compensation that you are entitled to as a result of your accident abroad will depend entirely on the severity and extent of your injuries. At Forbes Solicitors, we strive to do the utmost to ensure we're achieving the highest possible amount of compensation for our clients. If you would like more of an idea of the amount of compensation you could be entitled to, then give our team of holiday compensation solicitors a call today to discuss your individual situation.

How long do I have to claim compensation for an accident abroad?

In most cases, the law in the UK sets a time limit of three years from the date of the accident. However, different countries having different time limits. You will need to contact a solicitor who specialises in the law applicable to the country where the accident occurred. We recommend you do this as soon as practically possible so that you're not caught short and left unable to pursue a complaint, simply because you left it too late. If you're unsure about anything to do with holiday claims, request a call back from Forbes solicitors where an expert member of our team will happily answer any questions you might have regarding your accident on holiday.

Are holiday claims made in the UK?

If you suffered an accident or injury on holiday, then you can begin your claim for compensation with Forbes Solicitors as soon as you return to the UK. However, to support your holiday claim, you should report your accident abroad as soon as it happens by writing to the customer service department of the holiday company through which you booked your trip. When reporting the incident, ensure that you include the booking reference of your holiday, clear details of what went wrong, copies and evidence you have of the incident (such as a photos), copies of receipts. This way, the incident injury is on record at the time it happens, which makes the claims process with your holiday claims solicitors easier later on.

How can Forbes’ holiday claims solicitors help you with your accident abroad?

At Forbes, we have years of experience in holiday injury claims and will work to do our utmost to achieve the highest amount of compensation that you deserve. An accident or injury on holiday that wasn't your fault has the potential to totally destroy a well-earned and expensive holiday and so at Forbes solicitors we want to work to try and get you that money back so that you can enjoy some more time away. With years of experience and a professional team, we are a solicitors firm that you can rely on. If you have experienced an accident abroad, simply fill out an online enquiry form, request a call back or get in touch with the team via our direct line and someone will be more than happy to help. Don't let an accident or injury ruin your well-deserved holiday. Start your claim online today.

How long do I have to wait for my holiday claim to go through?

It's difficult to say exactly how long you have to wait for your holiday claim to process, with the amount of time you have to wait for your compensation depending on the complexity of the case and whether there are any hold-ups in the process. With this being said, at Forbes solicitors, we will do our best to ensure that you receive your compensation as quick as practically possible. We will also keep you involved every step of the way so that you're aware of what is happening during the claims process and will have an idea of when you can expect your payment.

Do holiday injury claims include accidents at sea?

Yes. Compensation claims for accidents at sea include cruise ship and boating accidents along with scuba diving and water sports injuries. Although sea travel is relatively safe and incidents and accidents are of very little occurrence, there are some instances in which you can make a claim for your accident, illness or injury at sea. This includes but is not limited to, slips, trips and falls on deck, burns and scalds from food service. If you have experienced an accident during a holiday at sea, then this will fall under our holiday claims remit. Get in touch with Forbes solicitors for more information about what you may be entitled to. Bear in mind the time limits for accidents on ships are 2 years from the date of the incident.

Do Forbes work on a no win no fee basis for holiday injury claims?

Forbes are a no win no fee solicitors and this applies for holiday claims or a client that has suffered an accident abroad. No win no fee means that should, for whatever reason, your claim be unsuccessful, providing you have co-operated with us you will not be required to pay solicitor fees. At Forbes, we have years of experience in holiday claims and so it is likely that you will receive the compensation you are entitled to. If you think that you have a claim, get in touch with the team and Forbes and we can advise whether or not we think it is viable for compensation. If so, we can open you a file and begin your case in a no win no fee basis. Get in touch with Forbes today.

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