Holiday Accident Compensation Claims | Irwin Mitchell

Every year, thousands of people are injured in accidents while abroad. Thankfully, just as in the UK, there are usually laws in force to assist people who are injured in accidents overseas. Our specialist international personal injury team has helped thousands of people to successfully recover compensation following accidents across the globe.

The law relating to compensation claims differs from country to country and can be complex, so it’s vital that you work with specialist solicitors who understand the issues and are able to secure the best possible result for you.

We have the UK’s largest and most successful team of lawyers specialising in accident abroad claims and several of our lawyers are recognised internationally as leaders in this field. We also have more than 25 years of experience in pursuing claims following everything from road traffic collisions to major air, maritime and other disasters.

Our International Personal Injury team is regularly recognised by other lawyers and through independent research as market leaders, so you can be sure you’re in safe hands with us.

Our Experience In Claims Following Accidents Abroad

We have helped thousands of clients to claim millions of pounds in compensation, including a number of our clients who have been involved in precedent setting cases or who have recovered record compensation.

Many of our lawyers are fluent in foreign languages, including French, German, Spanish and Portuguese. We also have long-standing relationships with other leading lawyers across the world, giving us an in-depth understanding of international law and the ability to help you no matter where your accident took place.

The leading independent guides to the legal profession, Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, consistently place us in the top tier of firms for international personal injury claims.

“The group is really innovative and doesn’t rest on its laurels.”
Chambers & Partners

[The team] "has so many contacts with foreign insurers and so many people with foreign languages that it is miles ahead of others."
Chambers & Partners

"With huge resources, an impressive track record and a constant flow of cases, this firm is one of the recognised leaders in claimant work. The large team takes on individual and group action claims stemming from injuries and illnesses occurring abroad, and from marine and aviation accidents. Lawyers at this 'eminent and highly motivated practice' are applauded for their wide-ranging experience, and for 'always responding extremely quickly to clients’ needs.'”
Legal 500

Featured Client Story

Alison Grant – Road Accident In France

Alison was left with serious spinal injuries after a road accident in France. We helped Alison to make her claim in the UK where compensation payments are significantly higher. The settlement we achieved for Alison, plus the rehab and support that we helped to put in place, means she can now live as independently as possible.

How We Handle Accident Abroad Claims

When you contact us for the first time, we’ll talk to you about what happened and give you an honest view on whether you are likely to have a successful claim. If you choose to go ahead, we’ll then gather all the evidence we can to support your case including evidence from leading experts.

In many cases it’s possible to make a claim here in the UK, even if you were injured overseas. Where that isn’t possible we’ll progress your claim abroad and where you have a choice of where to make your claim we we’ll advise you about the best option for you.

If your injuries are serious, we’ll help you access specialist medical care and rehabilitation. We know that you may need this urgently, so where possible we’ll seek interim payments of compensation to help you get your life back on track while your claim is ongoing. Find out more about our expertise in serious injury claims.

Regardless of where your claim takes place, our team will fight hard to get the best outcome for you. We understand that this may be a difficult time in your life, so we’ll work efficiently and professionally to make the process as stress-free as possible and we’ll keep you updated at all stages in simple, easy-to-understand terms.

Contact Us To Talk About Making A Claim

If you or a member of your family would like to seek compensation following an accident abroad, contact us for a free initial consultation. Call 0800 121 6558 or contact us online and we’ll get back to you.


Legal 500

Practice head Clive Garner is a “game changer, who knows foreign and international law like the back of his hand”

Legal 500 2015

Chambers 2016 

"They are efficient and pay extraordinary personal attention to the client."

Chambers & Partners 2016

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* 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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