Slater and Gordon Lawyers offer an initial consultation for people injured in an accident on holiday, or injured while travelling or working outside the UK.
If you’re contacting us from outside of the UK, please call 0808 175 8000.
Types of holiday accident injury claims
You can claim compensation for overseas accidents and injuries of all kinds, from the minor to the more serious. The full list includes, but is not limited to:
- A road traffic accident (car, bike, motorbike, scooter crashes) - whether you were a passenger, driver, cyclist or pedestrian
- A serious injury abroad
- An accident in a hotel or resort premises, such as a trip, slip or fall by the pool or on slippery or uneven surfaces
- An accident on an excursion, trip or day out
- A fatal injury which took place overseas
- An accident while travelling by air
- An accident on a cruise or other ship.
- A winter sports' injury, such as a preventable skiing accident
- An accident in the USA
- A coach accident
- An accident while working abroad
- Boat, sailing or water sports accidents
- An injury that happens when taking part in sports or other recreational activities, such as a scuba diving or horseback riding accident
- An injury that happens during a natural disaster, such as a tsunami or earthquake
You can claim compensation for an injury that happened on an excursion or activity, whether or not it was booked through a tour operator. You can also claim compensation if you were injured in an accident when you were working abroad.
If any of the above have affected you or a member of your family, including children, you could be entitled to claim overseas accidents compensation.
If you’re unable to visit us in person due to illness, injury or disability, we can offer home or hospital visits. Call us for an initial consultation to find out more.
How to claim holiday accident compensation
The first step to starting any claim is to seek legal advice, but not just any solicitor will do. You need a specialist in overseas accidents compensation who can provide expert advice based on the particular details of your case. Some countries have time limits for starting compensation claims so it's best to consult a travel claims lawyer as soon as possible after the incident.
When you speak to our solicitors, we’ll ask you to provide us with the details of what happened. This will include where and when the incident took place, as well as any medical information and details of how it affected you. Using this initial information, a No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitor will review your case and help you understand whether or not you have a compensation claim. Once we understand all the circumstances of your claim, we’ll be able to advise you on how much compensation you’re likely to receive if your claim is successful.
Can I pursue my case in the courts of England and Wales?
If you’re involved in an accident abroad, the rules can be quite complex as to whether you’re able to start your claim in the courts of England and Wales.
Slater and Gordon’s overseas accidents solicitors can guide you through this process and offer advice on how to start your claim. We’ll provide honest, realistic advice and clear, easy-to-understand explanations for how the legal process works, to ensure you’re fully updated on what will happen next. Above all, our top priority is securing the very best outcome for you and your family.
Please call us for an initial consultation and we'll be happy to help you. You can contact our overseas accidents lawyers on freephone 0808 175 8000. From overseas, please call 0808 175 8000. Alternatively, claim online and we’ll arrange to get in touch at a convenient time.
Our UK contact centre is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
No Win, No Fee holiday accident injury claims
If you’re worried about the potential legal costs involved in starting overseas accidents claims, we’re happy to ease your mind on this point.
The majority (98%) of our holiday accident injury claims are funded through a Conditional Fee Agreement. You may also know this by its more common name - No Win, No Fee. What it means for anyone considering starting a claim is that there’s no financial risk to you. You can go ahead and pursue your claim in full confidence that if you lose your case, you won’t pay anything at all.
Our solicitors will also explain every detail of our fees structure to you at the very start of the process, so you’ll be fully informed as to what fees you’ll pay if you win your case. This means no unexpected costs and no surprise bills.
Our independently top ranked team of overseas accidents solicitors
We’re extremely proud of our expertise and reputation in the field of overseas accidents claims. If you choose us to handle your case, you’ll have peace of mind that an exceptional team of legal professionals is working hard for you and your family. Don’t just take our word for it - take a look at what some of the leading independent legal directories and organisations have said about us:
Legal 500 Legal 2017 Directory
Slater and Gordon is highly ranked in The Legal 500 2017 independent legal directory and states that "Slater and Gordon is best known for acting for claimants who have sustained catastrophic injury abroad.”
Chambers and Partners UK 2018 Directory
Our travel litigation team are ranked as one of the top firms in the UK in the Chambers and Partners UK 2018 directory. Of our team, the Chambers Guides states " Outstanding team, fully equipped to represent claimants and defendants in the full range of travel work, including catastrophic injury and fatal accident claims with cross-border elements. Additional expertise in representing medical and travel insurers in connection with subrogated claims for expenses. Often handles claims arising from package travel and RTAs, while also providing representation in matters stemming from terrorist attacks and aviation incidents.”
Slater and Gordon is one of the biggest and best-known consumer law firms in the UK, handling both simple and complex cases on behalf of our clients. We have decades of experience in all kinds of personal injury claims, including those involving holiday accidents., During this time, our skilled solicitors have managed to secure significant sums in compensation for our clients, which is essential when it comes to paying medical bills and other costs associated with recovery. In some cases, it can be life-changing for our clients - helping them to move on after a painful, difficult and traumatic experience.
Global legal representation and support for medical treatment and rehabilitation can be made available anywhere. No matter where you live and where the incident took place, we can help. Slater and Gordon Lawyers is proud to offer a full service to our clients, helping them to recover as well as seeking compensation for their injuries.
About the Slater and Gordon travel litigation team
Our clients seeking overseas accident compensation benefit from the combined considerable experience and talent of our national lawyers, as well as our far-reaching network of affiliated law firms around the world.
Together, we’ve pursued thousands of cases involving all kinds and levels of injury in numerous countries around the world.
No matter how unusual the circumstances of your case are, or how many countries are involved, we’ll always investigate your case in detail and provide you with sound and comprehensive legal advice you can rely on.
We’ll always endeavour to obtain the best possible result for you, whether at home or abroad. Our team of highly experienced, specialist travel litigation lawyers will guide you through every step of the process.
Many of the solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL).