During what should be a relaxing and fun-filled time, accidents can occur. As well as putting a sudden stop to the enjoyment of your getaway, having an accident on holiday can cause you significant stress and worry over issues like insurance, getting home and your financial situation. When this happens, you need someone on your side.
Types of accident on holiday injuries
When you’re on holiday, you might find yourself participating in activities you ordinarily wouldn’t. While this can be exhilarating, you could end up suffering a serious accident. You’re typically in an unfamiliar environment, which can increase the likelihood of a problem occurring and an injury or illness resulting.
Some of the most common accidents on holiday include:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Road traffic accidents
- Food poisoning
- Excursion-related accidents
Can you make a claim for an accident on holiday?
If you’ve had a holiday accident that wasn’t your fault, you could potentially make a claim. It is up to tour operators and package holiday providers to ensure the accommodation, travel arrangements and excursions they offer are safe and suitable.
In the instance your holiday accident was caused by an issue at a hotel or while travelling with the operator, it could be held accountable, which could help us make a successful compensation claim.
You may need to provide evidence and witness statements to help support your case, so it’s important to begin your claim as early as you can. This way, the events of your holiday accident are still fresh in your mind.
How much compensation can you claim for an accident on holiday?
The level of compensation you could be eligible to claim for will depend on the specific circumstances of your injury or illness. Some of our previous successes could help you work out what you may be entitled to claim for, though.
- One of our clients suffered a fractured thumb, acute bone bruising from trapezoid and a triangular fibrocartilage injury in a bus accident while on her way to catch a flight. We helped her claim £15,000 in compensation.
- We also helped a client who tripped on holiday and knocked out her two front teeth, as well as suffering cracked side teeth and cuts to her lip and nose. We worked to obtain her £5,750 in compensation for her injuries.
When to start the claims process?
After you’ve suffered an accident on holiday, the best thing to do is begin the claims process as soon as you can. When you do this, it’s more likely that you’ll be able to remember all the details of your injury or illness, which will help give your case more credibility.
When you suffer an accident on holiday, it not only spoils that experience, but can have a resulting negative impact on your life for what could be years. If this is the case, it may be reassuring to know that you could still be able to pursue a claim three years after the accident took place.
Why choose Hayward Baker?
We know you have a lot of choice when you’re looking for a solicitor to help you make a claim for your accident at work. We also know that you’ll need a firm with the level of experience necessary to take your claim forward, something we have plenty of. Our expert team has already helped many victims of accidents on holiday obtain compensation, which makes us confident in our ability to help you.
Here at Hayward Baker, we are proud of the way we treat you as a real person, instead of just another case. We’ll provide you with a tailored, personalised service, which will be unique to you as an individual.
We’ll assign you an experienced case handler, who will help you to understand the process of making a claim. As we want to help you feel as relaxed as possible during what can be a stressful and worrying period, we will ensure that one person manages your case from the beginning, giving you a sense of consistency.
Our team fully understands the vital importance of communication during the claims process, so rest assured that you won’t have to chase us for information about your case. We’ll be in touch with you at each critical stage, ensuring that you’re fully updated about all developments as we know how important it is to you.