Holiday Illness And Accidents

Holidays are a great time to relax. While most people enjoy problem-free holidays, hundreds of people are injured or taken ill as well while on holiday. If you had an accident or were taken ill on a package holiday due to the negligence of a UK-based tour operator, our solicitors will assist you in getting the compensation you deserve to get your life back on track.

Compensation claims while on holidays

There are different types of compensation claims for holidays, such as:

  • Road traffic accidents.
  • Medical Negligence.
  • Food poisoning and gastric illness.
  • Criminal and sexual assaults.
  • Skiing and other sports injuries.
  • Slips, trips and falls.
  • Terrorism incidents.
  • Serious injuries.
  • Legionnaires disease
  • Accidents at sea.
  • Burns and electric shocks.
  • Bacterial infections.
How do I make a Medical Negligence claim?

However, accidents and illnesses can occur in a wide range of circumstances. So contact us for guidance from our experienced solicitors on the specific nature of your loss.

How much compensation do I get?

The amount of compensation you get depends on various factors, such as:

  • The severity of your injury.
  • Impact of your injuries on your life.
  • Medical expenses associated with your injury.
  • Current and future loss of earnings (in case you won’t be able to work after the accident).
  • Any extra care or equipment you’ll need.
  • Amount of money you spent on your holiday or travel abroad.
  • Modifications to your house.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Financial losses due to injury.
Fatal holiday illness or accident claims

If your loved one has passed away due to a holiday accident or illness, you can claim reimbursement for
the following:

  • Bereavement award
  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical expenses
How long do I get to make a claim?

In the UK, you have a three–year limit from the date of your accident to make a claim for compensation,
so contact us as soon as possible to initiate the legal proceedings without any further delay.

Is it possible to make an accident or illness abroad claim through the UK courts?

Yes. If you were on a package holiday provided by a UK-based holiday company, you can file a claim against the travel agent, tour operator or travel companies here in the United Kingdom, thanks to the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tour Regulations 1992. You can place the liability of an accident or illness directly on the tour operator if it was due to their negligence. However, it is crucial to determine whether the laws mentioned cover you or not. Your holiday will be covered under these regulations if:

1- Your holiday lasted for more than 24 hours or involved overnight accommodation.
2- You paid one single price through a single payment to a single company.
3- Your holiday package included at least two of the following travel services:
▪ Transport (such as flight, bus, or train; airport transfers aren’t included)
▪ Accommodation (such as hotels, villas and apartments)
▪ Tourist services (such as tour guides)

Still, confused? Call our injury claims team on 0161 430 0000 for a free no-obligation consultation. Our solicitor will describe it all to you, more conveniently.

What to do in case of an accident or illness abroad?

If you’ve been involved in an accident or illness abroad then, you should:
1. Take photos and videos of the accident site and the cause of your accident.
2. In case of sickness, take pictures of its potential causes such as uncooked food or poor sanitary
conditions in your room, etc.
3. Record your accident or illness as it will help you a lot. Inform your tour operator about it and keep
evidence of everything said.
4. Keep a copy of all the medical reports as they will prop up your claim in court.

Ask Legal will help you

Ask Legal understand that taking legal action due to an injury can be stressful. Our expert solicitors are here to guide you through every step of the legal process.

We specialise in ‘no win no fee’ personal injury claims. Our dedicated team of solicitors is committed to making sure that we recover the maximum amount of compensation possible for our clients. We offer a free initial consultation so do not hesitate to contact us to enquire about whether there are prospects of success in your case.

We are a professional firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and we uphold the strict code of conduct set by our regulatory body. Call our Injury Claims team on 0161 436 0000 now for a free no-obligation consultation.