Hot Tips on Making Successful Holiday Accident Claims

Having to deal with holiday accident claims is the last thing most of us are thinking about when we are relaxing on the beach.  That being said, having an illness or accident whilst on holiday can be extremely upsetting. It can affect you physically and emotionally. Furthermore, it can also put pressure on loved ones to take care of you whilst on your travels.

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No Travel Insurance? No Problem

You can still make holiday accident claims for sickness or an accident abroad if you do not have travel insurance.

The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tour Regulations 1992  covers your trip. This means that when you book a package holiday through a UK tour operator British legislation protects your holiday without you needing travel insurance.The regulations cover things such the transport and accommodation. Although, more importantly, if you have contracted food poisoning through the food provided by your hotel whilst you are away.

Although, it is still in your best interest to sign up for private travel insurance.

Evidence is Very Important

Making holiday accident claims for compensation following an accident on holiday or abroad is daunting. This is due to all the different rules, regulations and safety standards to those that we are used to at home. Making a claim for holiday accident compensation isn’t a gamble if you can provide good evidence.

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The single most important thing you need to do when it comes to holiday accident claims is to provide proof to support your claim. Your claim is that the accident was in no way your fault. Furthermore, that it was due to the negligence of a third party.

In certain cases, you would need to prove that the travel agent or the hotel staff, which are their representatives , were responsible for your injury.

Due Diligence Will Get You Far (Even Whilst On Holiday)

Here are a few things you should remember to do:

  • Report the accident or injury immediately to the tour rep, travel company or staff at the hotel.
  • Make a note of the incident or injury in the hotel log book. Take the names and contact details of witnesses if there were any.  Also, if possible, take photographs or ask other individuals to take photographs of you. You should also get photographs of the area where the accident took place.
  • Keep receipts of all traveling and prescription expenses you may have incurred. Of course, these must all be associated directly with the injury.
  • Keep all prescriptions, recommendations, and medical records that you get from the doctor too.

Find the Right Assistance

All of these points will go a long way in supporting your case in court. Furthermore, it will allow the court to award you a fair compensation sum to cover all your medical, travel and out of pocket expenses as well as for the hardship caused.

Ensure that you are provided with the support you need, whilst getting you the compensation you deserve.  Legit  Claims can help you find a solicitor that suits your needs. You can also contact us for assistance or read our blog to find out more about holiday accidents and all types of claims such as Holiday Accident Claims: Frequently Asked Questions.