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If you’ve been involved in an accident whilst, on holiday, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. At Primus Solicitors, our team of specialist medical negligence solicitors can help you navigate the legal process and get the compensation you deserve.
When you’re on holiday, you are owed a legal duty of care by your hotel, campsite, or tour operator. If a third party is negligent and you suffered an injury as a result, you may be eligible to make a claim for holiday accident compensation.
- Slips, trips, or falls that are caused by wet flooring where warning signs weren’t used.
- Injuries sustained during an excursion.
- Injuries caused by defective furniture at the hotel.
- Illness caused by poor hotel hygiene.
- Swimming pool accidents, due to a lack of safety procedures or adequate supervision
- Injuries on foreign public transport
- Food poisoning from a hotel restaurant or buffet
As highly experienced clinical negligence solicitors, we handle the majority of all our personal injury compensation cases on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that if you don’t win your claim, you won’t have to pay any legal costs.
To make a successful claim for this accident compensation, it is essential to provide us with evidence that shows how the accident occurred, what injuries were sustained, and who was to blame. You could also try to obtain contact details of any witnesses, photos of your injuries, and a medical report from where you received medical treatment.
If your accident was caught on CCTV, you also have the right to request a copy of the tape, and this will further help us to manage your claim more efficiently and get you the compensation that you deserve.
The compensation for this type of accident claims is usually split into two types of damages, dependent on the severity of your injuries. General damages are compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced, as well as any loss of amenities. Special damages are compensation for any financial losses such as loss of earnings, extra medical expenses, any home modifications, travel expenses associated with your medical care, etc.
For holiday accident claims, you will usually have three years from the date of the accident to make a claim. Children have three years to make a claim from the date of their 18th birthday, meaning they have until they are 21 years old to make a claim for injuries from a holiday accident. However, you can also claim on behalf of your child before they are 18 years old as their litigation friend, particularly in cases where your child has suffered an injury, which means they do not have the mental capacity to represent themselves, in which case the time limit of 3 years will not be applied.
If you’ve been injured on holiday due to someone else’s negligence, Primus Solicitors is here to help. Our team of medical negligence experts can offer you expert advice and support throughout the legal process.
Hire our specialist immigration lawyers to help you through this process and ensure a successful outcome for your holiday/vacation accident claim application. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your personal injury matter.