What happens when you are injured in an accident whilst on holiday abroad? Your holiday insurance may cover the immediate urgency of obtaining the right medical treatment but what about lasting injuries? What about the expenses you have incurred? And what about your ruined holiday?
Making a compensation claim for injuries caused whilst abroad can be a minefield. However, if you have recently booked a package holiday including different types of travel services through a holiday provider, it is likely to be covered by The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018. This means you can potentially claim against the insurers of the holiday provider in the UK under UK law.
What can I claim for?
The full range of negligence claims involving physical and psychological injuries may be made under the Regulations, including slips and trips, injuries caused by defective premises, sporting injuries and food poisoning caused through the travel services.
Below is an illustration showing possible levels of compensation for different physical injuries.
In addition to compensating you for your pain and suffering, your claim could also include compensation for medical expenses, additional travel expenses, loss of earnings, care costs and your loss of enjoyment of the holiday itself.
How can I make a claim?
If you want to make a claim for a holiday accident, all you need to do is give us a call. We provide everyone with a free, no obligation consultation. This gives you the chance to ask questions and assess us and provides us the opportunity of understanding your accident and advising on the level of compensation you may be able to claim.