It used to be difficult to make personal injury compensation claims for accidents sustained while on holiday or abroad, such as when on a business trip or while travelling. However, now it is simpler to make a holiday accident compensation claim as a result of legislative change, such as the 4th European Motor Directive 2003 and the Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tour Regulations 1992.
These have enabled people to submit claims for accidents or injuries that occurred while abroad.
If our multilingual team of legal experts can find the Tour organisers of a package holiday behaved in a negligent fashion that caused you to sustain a personal injury, you may be able to succeed in a holiday compensation claim.
A packaged holiday is defined as having an all-inclusive price, which means one overall bill must be charged for services.
The length of the vacation must be longer than 24 hours or the holiday must contain an overnight stay, such as a trip to another city involving a night in a hotel.
At least two of the following must also have been involved in the arrangement of the holiday before it began:
- Transport, such as by train, aeroplane, ferry, coach or any other method
- Accommodation, such as in a caravan, hostel, campsite or hotel
- Other tourist services not included in the above, which might involve activities such as horse riding, sight-seeing or a visit to the theatre
How the holiday is broken down on the bill does not matter, as long as it is pre-arranged before the vacation began in the form of a package holiday.
In these situations, the tour operator is directly responsible for your health and safety, as well as any other problems with your holiday, such as with the accommodation or travel.
This means you can make a claim for compensation with Whitestone Solicitors by calling 0800-8-10-10-10 even if you are in a foreign location that would not conform to British legislation relating to health and safety.
You do not have to speak to foreign legal advisors and can instead call our expert team, as your compensation claim is based from the country the tour operator is based in. European Law requires that countries in the European Union enact laws to protect tourists on package holidays.
Our specialist advisors and legal representatives may also be able to help you make a holiday accident compensation claim in other instances, such as if there was a motoring accident that was not your fault.
We may be able to discover the insurance company of the other people involved in the accident and pursue a claim for compensation.
If you have received a personal injury in a violent crime, a car accident or suffered damages when on a holiday that was not organised by a tour operator, Whitestone Solicitors may also be able to help you make a claim for compensation. Call our team of legal experts on 0800 8 10 10 10 and start making your holiday accident compensation claim now.
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|Mr R. U
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Hit in shoulder by wing mirror of a Royal Mail van while out walking.
Injured as a passenger in a vehicle when a tyre blew out causing driver to lose control.
Involved in an RTA with a Metropolitan Police vehicle, and they denied liability.
|Mr V. G
Our client was knocked over by a motorbike, and suffered injuries to her head and hand.
Client worked in a high street store when they slipped on wet floor and dislocated right shoulder.
|Mrs J. E
Suffered injury to her shoulder after and RTA that required ongoing treatment.
Our client was involved in a RTA suffering very serious injuries.
Awarded £137,000 following 3 day trial
|Mr M. R
Our client sustained injuries in an accident with a foreign lorry.
|Mr D. D
During and RTA, our client suffered injuries to their neck, back, shoulder and foot.
Sustained a whiplash injury when a taxi he was a passenger in was involved in a RTA.
Client injured after being hit on the side of head by bus wing mirror while waiting to cross the road.
After a fall off a ladder at work, our client suffered injuries to the head and abdomen.
Wheels of work trolley got stuck as floor was not level and injured wrist whilst lifting the trolley.
|Mr S. A
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