Posted 3 years ago by aequitaslegal
If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident whilst on holiday, there can be a lot of people and organisations to deal with, especially in the initial few weeks. Here are some tips that you can use to help in certain situations
Please note that these tips do not constitute legal advice and are for guidance purposes only. If you would like to discuss an accident that you have been involved in, please contact us.
If you have an accident that wasn’t your fault on a package holiday, your holiday tour operator might be responsible. This means you may be able to make a personal injury claim in the UK even if the accident had happened abroad.
For your tour operator to be held responsible, the accident or illness should have happened at your hotel complex or, if you were on an excursion one that was booked through the tour operator.
If you have broken any health and safety rule and the accident was your fault then you will not be able to claim any compensation. To prove that the accident was not your fault, you would have to demonstrate that your tour operator or their representative were negligent. This means if the complex you were staying at was not maintaining local health and safety standards or you were not warned of any possible dangers that had put you at risk.
You should report your accident as soon as possible to your tour operator’s representative in the resort or if there is no representative then call the UK based office and inform hotel management.
You should also inform your travel insurance company as soon as possible. They will be able to assist with any advice and medical treatment you may need. Keep a record of all things related to your accident:
When you return back to the UK it is wise to seek legal advice and claim compensation for a number of things such as:
For further guidance and friendly advice, give us a call.
Matthew qualified as a Solicitor in 2009 and has worked in the personal injury field ever since, working in most areas of personal injury work. He has substantial experience in dealing with accidents in the workplace and accidents in public. He also heads up the Travel Claims Department which deals with accidents abroad in many areas such as road traffic accidents, package holiday accidents, cruise ship holidays and accidents on an aircraft.
Carl qualified as a Solicitor in 2000 and has specialised in the personal injury matters ever since. He has substantial experience in dealing with accidents in the workplace accidents, accidents in public and serious road traffic accidents.
Suzanne has worked for Aequitas Legal since 2013, having worked in personal injury since 2008. She specialises in beauty negligence claims having helped various clients in relation to hair dye, eyelash and tattoo claims. In addition, she deals with a variation of RTA, employers liability, public liability and occupiers liability claims.
Diane works as assistant to Carl Davies, Senior Associate Solicitor, providing support on a varied caseload.
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