If you have been involved in accident whilst on holiday, you may be able to make a claim for compensation with the help of Irwin Mitchell.
Irwin Mitchell, as one of the leading legal practitioners in the UK, has secured significant compensation for thousands of clients who have been involved in a holiday accident both in the UK and abroad. Our team of specialist solicitors are on hand to assess your specific case in detail and can advise you as to whether you can make a claim for your holiday accident.
What Are The Most Common Holiday Accident Claims?
At Irwin Mitchell, we are experts in handling holiday accident claims. We have comprehensive experience in handling holiday accident claims and we can use our knowledge to tailor our service to your circumstances.
Some of the common holiday accident claims include:
Road Accident Claims
At Irwin Mitchell, we have handled thousands of claims where our clients have been injured in road accidents abroad that were not their fault. When a third party is responsible for an injury you have sustained in a road accident, whether you were a driver, passenger or pedestrian, you may be able to make a claim.
Sport Accident Claims
Often, people believe that they cannot claim for sporting injuries that were sustained abroad because of the level of risk they agree to. Although some level of risk is to be expected when participating in sport abroad or in the UK, injuries that result from poorly maintained equipment/machinery or other factor and are the fault of a third party may entitle you to make a claim for holiday accident compensation.
Aviation Or Boating Accidents
Inadequate facilities on board aircrafts or cruise ships may result in injuries sustained when embarking or disembarking. Injuries such as trips and falls are very common and are likely to cause distress as well as physical damage. In cases such as these you may be able to make a claim against the travel or package holiday provider.
Can I Bring My Claim In The UK?
The Package Travel Regulations make it possible to bring many claims against tour operators to the UK. This can potentially make your claim easier to manage, without having to deal with foreign legal systems and could result in a higher settlement. However, in some cases it may be advisable or necessary to bring your claim in the country where the accident happened. In cases such as these, you needn’t worry about foreign systems of practice; our specialist solicitors have extensive knowledge of foreign legal systems and regulations and will be able to handle your case without issue. With Irwin Mitchell, you will always be kept well informed of the process, with clear and concise information.
A holiday accident may result in further personal and financial implications once you have returned to the UK. It is important, therefore that you complete a claim form as soon as possible to discuss your holiday accident and ensure that you have the best possible opportunity to claim remuneration for your injuries.
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.