How do you make a holiday compensation claim after an accident abroad?
If you think you have a holiday claim contact us today. We can give you free advice and guidance after your accident. After an accident abroad we recommend that you get as much information and evidence as you can. To make a holiday claim you will need to prove the other side are at fault. Your holiday compensation claim will have better prospects if you can get:
- witnesses - names and contact details
- photographs - of where the accident happened and the cause of the accident
the best thing to do when you get back from holiday is talk to an expert holiday solicitor who specialises in holiday claims. It is important they know this area of law because making a holiday compensation claim following an accident abroad is very specialised.
We take you through the process step by step:
- what we need from you to make a claim
- whether you have a claim in this country or if you need to pursue your claim abroad.
- all the information about funding options for making a holiday claim - including no win no fee or legal expense insurance.
And we make sure you get the maximum compensation for your holiday claim.
You should contact us as soon as possible because some countries have rules where you have to notify the other side of your claim within a matter of months.
How much will it cost to make a holiday claim? Can I make a no win no fee holiday claim?
Almost our holiday claims are “No win, No Fee”.
Sometimes there is the option to make a claim with legal expense insurance (LEI). Check your travel insurance. If you have legal expense insurance it will cover your legal fees for pursuing a holiday compensation claim.
Contact us today to find out how you can make a no win no fee holiday claim and find out all the options.
How long will it take to pursue a holiday claim? When will I get compensation?
It depends on what happened to you and the nature of your claim. It also depends on where you had your accident and in which country we are making the claim. If you have had an accident or suffered illness on holiday in the UK we may be able to settle it straight away - as long as the other side are reasonable. If we have to go to court then it will take longer.
Because all claims are different contact us today to find out how long your claim would probably take.
But we make sure that we deal with your claim as fast as possible and that your holiday claim gets to a conclusion as quickly as possible.
Do I have to make my holiday claim in the country I had the accident or at home in the UK?
Each holiday claim is different. Even if you have suffered an accident abroad many claims can be pursued in the UK. It depends on factors such as:
- who your holiday was booked with
- how it was booked
- who was at fault for the accident
- where the Defendant is based etc.
In some cases, even if the Defendant has no connection with the UK, you may still be able to bring a claim here. Alternatively, we may advise you that you would be better off pursuing a compensation claim in another jurisdiction.
Are their time limits to making a holiday compensation claim? How long do I have to bring my claim?
Each jurisdiction has its own laws and regulations. The amount of time you have to bring a claim in different countries can be as short as 3 months or as long as 30 years! It all depends on the country.
That is why its so important to talk to an expert travel solicitor as soon as possible. If you only have a short amount of time to be able to make a claim you need an expert solicitor who knows what they are doing and can get your claim moving as soon as possible
Most holiday claims brought in the UK courts are governed by a 3 year limitation. That means you have until the third anniversary of the accident to have it issued at court. However, there are exceptions, such as air or sea claims which are generally subject to a 2 year time limit. For advice about your holiday claim or if you have any questions, call us or complete the contact form today.
How much compensation will i get for an accident abroad? How much is my holiday claim worth?
The amount of compensation you receive will depend on a number of things:
- The extent of your injury or illness.
- Your recovery - how long it takes and how well you recover.
- The extent of your consequential losses such as earnings and travelling expenses and possibly the cost of your holiday.
We will always advise you on the value of your holiday compensation claim as soon as we have enough information to do so.
It will also depend on the jurisdiction of your holiday claim and which laws apply. These issues can sometimes be very complex, which is why it is worthwhile consulting a specialist travel solicitor at an early stage to discuss your claim.
What are the Package Travel Regulations and can the Package Travel Regulations help me in my holiday claim?
They are in fact called The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours regulations 1992 (SI1992/3288). They offer protection to consumers who have pre-booked a package holiday. A package includes at least two of the following:
- Other tourist services, which would include car hire etc.
Many holiday companies are trying to avoid these regulations by selling different components of a holiday separately. If they are successful, you won’t have as much protection if they go out of business or you have an accident abroad. See our Package holiday claims section for more information.