Accident Abroad Compensation – Package Holidays
If you have suffered an injury or illness whilst on holiday or business abroad, then you may be able to claim compensation. The airline, tour operator and hotel staff have a duty of care to ensure their customers’ safety and provide a safe and hygienic environment. At Freeclaim Solicitors, we have specialist solicitors who can help with accident abroad compensation.
Fill in our online enquiry form, or call 0800 612 7340. Our holiday accident claim solicitors will fight for compensation and justice on your behalf.
Accident abroad compensation – package holidays
If you have been injured whilst on a package holiday through no fault of your own – you may be able to claim compensation from the tour operators, insurance companies or regulatory bodies. The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 apply to all package holidays and it allows you to claim compensation in certain circumstances.
If you have purchased a package holiday, for example flights and a hotel through one of the major tour operators who often advertise it as a package holiday then you are likely to be covered by the Regulations. You can claim compensation if you were hurt or suffered illness within the confines of your chosen hotel or on an organised excursion, whilst using a hire car arranged by the tour operator or using any other facilities promoted or controlled by your tour operator as part of your package. You can bring an accident abroad compensation claim against the Package Tour Operator (and sometimes the travel agent) for compensation for pain and suffering, any loss or expense sustained and for the loss of enjoyment of the holiday.
Large numbers of people now book their flights through a budget airline and their hotel on the internet, or alternatively use a travel agent who will book separate components of the holiday at separate prices, thereby keeping itself distanced from the final contractual arrangements giving them an opportunity to avoid liability. Even if you did not travel as part of a package holiday, it may still be possible to bring a holiday compensation claim against the person or the organisation that caused your injury or illness.
Important documentation to keep
If you have had a holiday accident, or suffered an illness during a package holiday and want to make a no win no fee accident claim, it is important to keep as much documentation as possible, including:
- the holiday brochure
- booking records/documents
- witness contact details
Booking documents, terms and conditions of the holiday booking, holiday advertisements and recollection of any conversations which took place with the travel agent or travel firm can form important parts of the evidence.
Contact Freeclaim accident abroad compensation solicitors
If you have suffered an accident whilst on a package holiday or other holiday, contact our specialist accident abroad team who will be able to advise you further. Our accident abroad team specialise in dealing with many different accidents which can happen whilst on holiday including road traffic accidents abroad, slip, trips or falls in your hotel, accidents during an excursion, swimming pool accidents and accidents on a boat or plane.
Our accident abroad compensation claims solicitors can act on your behalf on a no win no fee basis which ensures there’s no financial risk to you in bringing a claim as there’s nothing to pay if you lose. Plus all enquiries are free with no obligation.
Call now for expert advice – 0800 612 7340. We’re open 24 hours a day. Or alternatively, complete our quick online form and we’ll call you back.