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If you get ill or have an accident abroad, the experience can be confusing, stressful and traumatic. When you are stuck far from home, finding suitable medical care, support and guidance can be very daunting.

Seek Legal Advice

Whether abroad for work or pleasure, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible after falling ill or being injured. Your priority will of course be to find medical care but it is important to consult a lawyer as soon as you can to give you the best possible chances of receiving top medical care, rehabilitation and specialised support. Wherever you are when you suffer an accident or fall ill, there will be laws where, under the right circumstances, you will be eligible for compensation.

How Can We Help You With International Personal Injury?

Our specialist travel claims lawyers are experts in all types of overseas accident or injury claims. Offering straightforward legal advice, we will work hard for you to achieve the best outcome. We have successfully pursued many claims and have first-hand knowledge in understanding the issues affecting you and your family in the event of international personal injury.

Our friendly team will work with you to ensure your best interests are always the priority in everything we do. We promise to support and guide you every step of the way. Our experienced lawyers will advise you on whether you can pursue your claim under English law. If it will need to be pursued abroad, we can provide specialist advice. Our team includes French and German lawyers and we have experts fluent in a range of languages.

With foreign agents in more than 80 countries around the world, we are committed to finding the best possible resolutions for our clients, wherever the accident or illness happened. For further information, visit the accidents and illness abroad section of the website.

Our Experience In International Personal Injury Claims

As one of the largest and most experienced personal injury teams in the country, Irwin Mitchell have won numerous accolades and awards, including 'Personal Injury team of the Year' in 2015 'Litigation Team of the Year' in 2014. We are top-ranked in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 for representing clients in accident and illness claims abroad.

Our head of practice, Clive Garner, is internationally respected as a lawyer “at the very top of his game”. His highly knowledgeable team has successfully recovered damages for more than 10,000 clients who suffered illness abroad.

As well as our work on behalf of individuals and families, we have a leading reputation in claiming for large outbreaks of illness and major accidents. For example, we have successfully represented group actions involving holidaymakers at hotels in Spain, Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia and Dominican Republic.


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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