Compensation for your Holiday Accident
Have you suffered a holiday accident?
Travelling abroad on holiday is a fantastic experience for you and your family, but not so if you end up having an accident. You may find that your travel insurance does not cover all of the expenses. You can end up being burdened by medical costs, suffer additional accommodation cost, suffer stress and inconvenience or end up with a serious injury.
If you have experienced an accident on holiday in the last 3 years, then why not contact Andrew & Andrew Solicitors who have over 60 years of experience in handling claims deriving from accidents on holiday?
Our dedicated holiday personal injury solicitors have a vast array of experience dealing with such cases. This type of claim requires a detailed knowledge of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tour Regulations 1992, and the ability to research the duty of care ordinarily owed in the country where the accident occurred; these are necessary in order to show that there has been negligence, and enabling you to claim the monies that you deserve.
We pride ourselves on our sympathetic, diligent approach to our clients, gleaning as much evidence and information at the early stages. We also obtain travel/holiday invoices which are of high importance when dealing with holiday accidents.
There are many reasons why accidents whilst on holiday occur. A few examples of these are as follows:-
- As a result of poor repair and maintenance of the hotel or holiday home where you are staying
- Whilst on an organised trip or activity
- The driver of a coach caused an accident
- There could be unsanitary conditions at the hotel or buildings
The type of accident or event can be quite varied and therefore you can have peace of mind by putting your claim in the hands of Andrew & Andrew Solicitors, as we have experience in all manner of holiday claims and tailor our approach to suit your circumstances.
- On the annual British behaviour study, the Foreign Office reported that it had handled 19,874 assisted cases between April 2011 to March 2012, of which there were 3,739 hospitalisations.
- This equates to 10 Brits per day being hospitalised following an accident on holiday.
- The number of hospitalisations has increased sharply on popular package holiday destinations such as Greece, Egypt and Spain.
- In fact, over 30% of all UK citizens hospitalised last year were in Spain and half of those took place on the party islands of Majorca and Ibiza.
- Balcony incidents and road accidents were cited as the most common cause.
An AA survey found that 22% of Brits travelling abroad in 2011 did not buy travel insurance due to the extra cost. Without insurance, the costs incurred by hospitalisation or treatment can be devastating. Many Brits who have accidents abroad do not realise that they could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
The tour operator can be held responsible for the safety and suitability of the accommodation and associated travel arrangements that they promote. Providing the accident occurred in the last 3 years,was not your fault, and negligence can be shown, then you will be entitled to personal injury compensation. In addition, you will be able to recover not only the value of your injury, known as general damages, but also special damages being other losses that arose as a direct consequence which will include travel expenditure, the financial loss from being unable to complete your ruined holiday and any medical costs you have incurred. If the injury is of a serious nature, then rehabilitation can be provided to aid your recovery and this will also result in a loss of earnings claim.
Accident on Holiday Claims – On a no win no fee basis
There is no need to be concerned about the costs of obtaining legal advice. By instructing a personal injury solicitor at Andrew & Andrew Solicitors Ltd you can choose to fund your claim on ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis; this means that when we take on your case there will be no financial risk to you. This ensures that you do not need to worry about your legal fees and you can focus on your recovery.
Get free, initial, accident on holiday advice
If you have been injured by way of an accident on holiday within the last 3 years, that was not your fault, then speak to Andrew & Andrew Solicitors and we will give you a free, no obligation, initial consultation and outline the structure of what you can claim.
We will be there to guide you. Our professional, friendly manner will put you at ease, and during the free consultation we will be able to confirm that you have a valid claim. Your information will help us give you an estimate of the compensation that you can pursue.
To find out more about your options, contact us today for your free, no obligation consultation. We are there to answer all of your questions using plain English and we will always act in your best interest.
Contacting us is easy; We have several telephone options for your calling convenience, you can make an enquiry via any of the contact boxes situated throughout our website, or you can contact us by social media networking.