Holiday accidents and illness

Every year, thousands of people from the UK suffer illnesses and serious injuries while on holiday abroad.

Food poisoning is a common short-term illness, while at the other extreme, road traffic accidents can cause fatal injuries. Many people also sustain injuries through natural disasters, winter sports, water sports, as well as from accidents by air or cruise.

If you or your family has suffered an accident or illness while abroad that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.

If you booked a package holiday, your package organiser might have to pay you compensation if your accident happened:

  • At your hotel or apartment complex
  • On the flight to or from your destination
  • Or during a holiday service that was provided as part of your package

For example, if you tripped on a badly maintained walkway at your hotel, your package organiser could be held responsible.

If you’ve already tried to claim directly from your tour operator, it’s important you seek legal advice to make sure they have offered you fair compensation. Our legal experts deal with holiday claims every day and are best placed to advise you on the potential value of your claim.

You may be able to claim compensation even if you were not on a package holiday at the time of your accident.  If you have been injured in a foreign road traffic accident that was not your fault, or you have been injured while undertaking sporting activities or when working abroad, you may have a claim.

We’ve helped thousands of clients claim millions of pounds in compensation after suffering illnesses, including food poisoning, as well as serious head and spinal injuries. We have also successfully represented the families of those who have lost their lives while abroad helping them recover the compensation they deserve.

How to claim

To begin your holiday accident or illness claim, just provide us with the details of what happened and where, and one of our no win, no fee personal injury solicitors will advise you on whether you have grounds for a compensation claim.

Call us for a free consultation on 0333 331 7537.

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