An accident or illness abroad can be a traumatic and stressful experience for you and your family. Not only can dealing with the injury or illness cause substantial anguish and disruption, but being in a foreign country without the vital support and guidance that you need can also be very daunting.

Whether for work or on holiday, sometimes whilst travelling abroad, accidents can happen. Wherever you have suffered an accident or illness abroad there are laws in place to protect you and ensure that, where necessary, you have a right to claim compensation in respect of the accident or illness you have suffered.

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Irwin Mitchell has expertise in pursuing claims for compensation arising out of accidents abroad and also has an impressive record in successfully recovering compensation for claims following an illness abroad. Our previous work includes claims on behalf of an individual or as part of a group action.

At Irwin Mitchell we fight fearlessly to achieve the best outcome for your accident or illness claim. We’re renowned for our understanding of the issues affecting you and your family arising out of an accident or an illness abroad, and we know what positive action to take to make a difference. 

Our lawyers offer the highest level of professionalism and expertise, combined with dedication and sensitivity.

Above all, we put you first.

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Accidents And Illness Abroad

  • Accidents Abroad Claims
    Every year, thousands of people have the misfortune to be injured in accidents abroad. The types of holiday accidents can be varied, ranging from trips and slips and falls to major airline and maritime disasters.
  • Accidents At Sea Claims
    If you have been involved in an accident on board a cruise ship or other vessel whilst abroad, you may be able to claim compensation for injuries sustained in a sea accident.
  • Accidents While Working Abroad Claims
    Our specialist solicitors could help you claim compensation if you have been injured while working abroad.
  • Assaults & Hijacking Injury Claims
    Holidays are an important time for many – a time to rest and recuperate. Unfortunately, assaults and attacks abroad occur quite frequently, and result in serious distress, injury or even death.
  • Car Accidents Abroad Claims
    If you have suffered an injury as a result of a car accident whilst abroad, either as the driver, a passenger or a pedestrian, you may be able to bring a claim against one or more of the drivers or their insurers.
  • Coach Accidents Abroad Claims
    Those who have been injured in a car accident in a foreign country, may think that claiming compensation could be difficult or impossible.
  • Cruise Illness Claims
    A cruise ship illness claim can result from a number of different problems with the cruise liner. Whatever the circumstances, Irwin Mitchell could help you to claim compensation for your illness.
  • Cruise Injury Claims
    If you have been involved in a cruise ship accident whilst on board, embarking or disembarking, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
  • Cycling Accident Claims
    Cycling abroad is an activity loved by many. In most foreign countries, as in the UK, laws exist to protect the safety of cyclists and to help those who have suffered in cycling accidents abroad.
  • Head And Brain Injuries Abroad
    Head and brain injuries have a dramatic impact for the person injured and for those who are close to them. We believe that our clients deserve the best possible medical care, rehabilitation and specialised support.
  • Holiday Accident Claim
    Irwin Mitchell has a team of holiday accident claim specialists who can guide you through the process of claiming holiday compensation for any injuries that you may have suffered as a result of your accident.
  • Hotel Illness Claim
    If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer an illness on holiday, you may well be able to make a claim for hotel illness compensation.
  • Hotel Injury Claims
    Wherever we stay in the world, we have a right to expect hotel owners to protect our health and safety. When these systems break down, serious injury or even death can be the result.
  • Illness Abroad Claims
    If you have been unlucky enough to suffer illness abroad, whether in a hotel, on a cruise-ship or in other circumstances, you may well be able to apply for compensation or damages.
  • Motorcycle Accidents Abroad
    If you have suffered an injury as a result of a motorcycle accident whilst abroad, you may be able to bring a claim against one or more parties either involved or liable.
  • Skiing Injury Claims
    If you have been involved in a skiing or tobogganing accident abroad, it may be possible (depending on the circumstances) to bring a ski injury claim against your tour operator in the UK Courts.
  • Spinal Injuries Arising Out Of Accidents Abroad
    Irwin Mitchell can help you to claim compensation if you have suffered a spinal injury abroad. Get free advice on making a spinal injury claim from specialist holiday accident solicitors at Irwin Mitchell.
  • Sports Injuries Abroad Claims
    Whilst many of us accept that sporting activity carries some level of risk, health and safety regulations are in place to minimise that risk. If these standards have not been met, then you could claim sports injury compensation.
  • Terrorism Related Injury Claims
    If you are been injured in a terrorist attack abroad, we can give you comprehensive legal advice and represent you in claiming compensation for the trauma and injuries that you have experienced.

The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.

* Subject to entering into a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement in conjunction with our Allianz Litigate insurance policy and complying with your responsibilities under its terms.

All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.

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