Holiday Accident Claims Solicitors
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Suffered an injury or illness on holiday? Get in touch with our team today to claim

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Claims arise when people are abroad for any reason whether that be holiday, work or otherwise.

As with all accidents the circumstances of any personal injury abroad are varied. They range from simple car accidents to those injured and killed in major aviation and maritime disasters. Commonly people suffer injury when on holiday and typical claims involve slip and trip accidents in holiday accommodation or restaurants. 

Examples of accidents abroad

We have been successful in representing people in relation to the following types of cases:

  • Food poisoning claims including Cyclospora
  • Slips, trips and falls due to unsafe premises/spillages
  • Road traffic accidents abroad
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Water slide accidents
  • Airplane accidents
  • Cruise ship/ferry accidents

How to claim for a Holiday Accident?

Our specialist personal injury lawyers will intimate the details of your accident claim as quickly as possible after the accident. The details of the accident and injury will be sent to the insurance company who represents the party at fault.

Some insurers will often to try settle your injury claim directly with you and this can mean that you can receive less compensation than you should. If we represent you we will advise you appropriately should this happen.

We will ingather details of your losses, any documents that we need to prove your case and will contact witnesses as soon as possible.

How long do I have to claim after a Holiday Accident?

Foreign negligence claims can be complex but it is important to seek legal advice. UK tourists on a traditional package holiday have the benefit of powerful consumer legislation (Package Travel Regulations). This allows the consumer to bring their claim against the holiday company that sold them the holiday even if the fault lies with a supplier based abroad.

It's always necessary to advise people on the small print in the holiday contract. For accidents at sea or in the air claims can be straightforward but the shorter 2 year time limit for bringing a claim applies. If no contract exists between the claimant and the party responsible for the accident a claim can still be made. In that situation a claim will normally be decided in accordance with the law of the country where the accident occurs

What can be included in my Holiday Accident Claim?

We can claim compensation for any injury you suffer and may also be able to claim for general out of pocket expenses, loss of earnings, care and assistance required and various other expenses.

Why use Harper Macleod for your Holiday Accident Claim?

We are injury experts and have one of the largest personal injury departments in Scotland with over 25 personal injury specialists covering the whole of Scotland and we offer a no win no fee. 

Our Experience

Our experience has led to:

  • Helping thousands of people like you
  • Helping with Rehabilitation with specialist contacts
  • Securing over £20m for our clients in the last 18 months
  • 9 out of 10 customers would use us again and recommend us to friends & family based on client feedback

Get in touch with our Specialist Claims Team

We provide a free initial consultation and you can contact us by filling out the claims form below with details of your accident/injury or:

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Common accident abroad questions

Am I eligible to make an accident abroad claim?

Foreign negligence claims can be complex but it is important to seek legal advice. UK tourists on a traditional package holiday have the benefit of powerful consumer legislation (Package Travel Regulations). This allows the consumer to bring their claim against the holiday company that sold them the holiday even if the fault lies with a supplier based abroad.

It's always necessary to advise people on the small print in the holiday contract. For accidents at sea or in the air claims can be straightforward but the shorter 2 year time limit for bringing a claim applies. If no contract exists between the claimant and the party responsible for the accident a claim can still be made. In that situation a claim will normally be decided in accordance with the law of the country where the accident occurs. Our specialist lawyers at Harper Macleod will advise you fully on these matters.

How much accident abroad compensation could I receive?

This depends on how serious the injury is and in which country the accident happened. You should always seek legal advice before accepting any offers by holiday companies as they often make low offers as a goodwill gesture when the true value of the claim is much higher.

 

Why choose us for your claim involving personal injury accidents abroad

Keep 100% of your compensation

Unlike our competitors if you use us for your personal injury compensation claim you keep 100% of your compensation. So if you're awarded £5,000 compensation, you receive £5,000.

We recover our fees from the other side so you keep all the compensation you are awarded. There are no costs for you so you have peace of mind using Harper Macleod.

Quick, efficient service

We try to settle each personal injury claim as quickly as possible but every case is different.

There are many factors which will determine how quickly we can settle your claim such as the severity of the injury and how long it takes to establish liability but in general we aim to resolve most claims in less than 9 months.

Our clients rate us as 9.5 out of 10 in terms of service & advice and 9 out of 10 customers would use us again and recommend us to friends & family.

No cost to you

Do not be confused by the phrase "No Win No Fee".  Often that means if you do win you receive less than 100% of your compensation.  We do not charge you a fee and we do not take any of your compensation. You can instruct us with confidence that there are no costs for you.

Maximise your compensation

We will work hard for you to make sure you receive the maxmium compensation you deserve. The value of your compensation will depend on the injury you sustained as a result of your accident and how long your symptoms last. 

We have a Personal Injury compensation calculator to let you know how much you could be due based on your injury.

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