posted on 09 11,2017 / 8:20 am
So you had an accident on holiday. How would you go about making a holiday accident claim? More importantly, how would you even know if you qualify to make a claim?
If you have been a victim of an accident on holiday, either local or abroad, and you are asking these questions, then we know just the way to assist.
Let’s consider the facts.
If you have an accident that wasn’t your fault whilst on a package holiday you may hold the package holiday organizer responsible. This means you will be able to make a personal injury claim or holiday accident claim in the UK even if the accident happened abroad.
To be awarded compensation you’ll need to prove that your organizer – or their representatives at the resort , for example the local hotel staff , were negligent.
For example, your hotel didn’t warn of wet floors while mopping the floors and this caused you to fall and break your wrist. In these circumstances your organizer will usually be held responsible for your accident.
If your accident was your fault you won’t be able to claim any compensation for a personal injury claim. For example if you broke the safety rules while using the hotel pool and had an accident.
Seek medical attention immediately. Even if you feel your injury is not so severe at that moment. If you neglect medical help it might affect any claim for compensation you make when you return home.
Ask your medical practitioner for a copy of your medical report and keep receipts of any medical charges.
If you can you should also take photographs of the scene of your accident. As well as the injury you have incurred as evidence.
It’s important to consider legal advice from a trustworthy source. Holiday personal injury claims can be very complicated. Use our online claims calculator to calculate your claim. Obtain a solicitor who can take on your case on a no-win-no-fee basis. This means you can claim compensation without worrying about upfront legal fees. If your compensation claim is unsuccessful, the no win no fee agreement states you won’t have to pay your solicitor any money.