Your holiday is all about resting, relaxing and getting away from it all; for most of us it is the highlight of our year so the last thing that we expect to happen is to be suffering from a personal injury whilst on holiday. Sadly personal injury accidents do happen whilst on holiday and in the majority of these accident cases the accident should have been avoided.
One of the reasons that a lot of people end up being injured or become ill whilst on holiday is due to the fact that the safety and food hygiene standards are often not as high as those to which we are accustomed.
Some examples of the most common holiday accidents that have occurred are as follows:
- Road accidents abroad
- Slips, trips and falls
- Waters ports and sporting accidents
- Food poisoning
- Illnesses such as Legionnaires disease
- Hotel complex injury
- Hotel room accident
- Skiing accidents
- Cruise ship accidents
If you are unfortunate enough to become involved in a holiday accident then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. There are however certain restrictions placed on when and how you can make a claim for compensation after a holiday accident. You can basically make a claim for compensation if your holiday was brought via a package holiday. A package holiday generally includes your transport, accommodation, meals and any guided tours that are included. These package holidays must cover a period of more than 24 hours and has to include an overnight stay.
Even though every country has there own laws when it comes to making a claim for compensation you still may be able to put a claim in for any injury or illness that you sustained whilst abroad if your accident was the fault of a UK company. So if your holiday was a package holiday and your operator has sent you to a hotel with sub-standard or defective facilities and you are injured as a result then you may have a claim for compensation. This is because package tour operators have to abide by the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tour Regulations 1992.
If you have suffered an accident, injury or illness whilst on holiday abroad that was caused due to the negligence of another person then contact us here at Help With Your Claim as we are personal injury experts who can help you every step of the way with making your claim for compensation after suffering whilst on holiday abroad.
Contact us today to find out where you stand legally with making a claim for compensation; after all it is your legal and civil right to make a claim for compensation after suffering due to the negligence of another person.