The types of accident and illness that are sustained abroad can be relatively minor, such as mild food poisoning, or very serious, such as head or spinal injuries. With a proven track record, our expert travel claims solicitors will be able to help you.
You can claim for accidents that occurred on a package holiday or a holiday you booked yourself, or even for an accident that took place on an excursion or activity that was not booked through a tour operator.
Our approach to accident abroad claims
Bringing a claim for an illness or accident abroad, in Europe or further afield, can be complicated by time limits set for legal claims in other countries, exclusions of particular types of injury under international conventions, and the difficulty of obtaining evidence for incidents that take place far from home. These complications make it essential to obtain legal advice and assistance from lawyers with experience and expertise in accident abroad claims.
Types of claim
Injuries or accidents on holiday for which you can claim include:
• Road traffic accidents (car, motorbike or scooter crashes), whether you’re a passenger, driver or pedestrian
• Boating accidents
• Cruise-ship accidents
• Injury while taking part in sports or other recreational activities, such as diving
• Injury while on an excursion
• Injury while on hotel or resort premises, such as a trip, slip or fall round the pool or on slippery or uneven surfaces
• Injury while in your hotel room
• Natural disaster, such as a tsunami or earthquake.
Speak to us about bringing an accident abroad claim
Please call 0800 916 9046, email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the short online enquiry form. Our dedicated travel claims solicitors operate from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff and Edinburgh, and can offer immediate and accessible representation anywhere in the UK.
Legislation regarding accidents abroad
Rome II is the regulation that governs which European Union country’s legislation can be used to try a particular case. The regulation outlines in order of priority that the law applicable is:
• The law of the country where the damage occurred
• The law of the country where both parties were habitually resident when the damage occurred
• The law of the country with which the case is manifestly most closely connected.
It authorises parties to choose, by mutual agreement, the law that will apply to their case.