If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident 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 on holiday 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, who will be able to assist with any advice and medical treatment you may need.
Keep a record of all things related to your accident, including:
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 on holiday accidents, give us a call.