Holiday accident claims are for a personal injury suffered while on your holidays. You can just as easily slip on a wet floor in a hotel as you can in your local supermarket, and injure yourself as badly.

An accident in public that is not your fault while on holiday could ruin a family trip or romantic weekend away. You may need to return home early or spend time in the hospital, which certainly was not on the agenda before going away.

Your personal injury solicitor seeks to recover damages through a claims process. If you have been injured, and your life impacted by an accident that was someone else’s fault, a claim for compensation seeks financial redress for your injuries and financial losses.

If you have been injured in an accident and it was not your fault, The Personal Injury Team No Win No Fee solicitors will file your compensation claim and get you the money you deserve.

Holiday injury claims

What is a holiday accident claim?

A holiday accident claim is when you seek compensation for the damages you experience when injured on holiday. The damages will be for the injury, the costs involved and any future financial losses you suffer.

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You might be able to make a compensation claim if you are injured. You should not be out of pocket for an injury that was not your fault, especially one that ruins your holidays.

Holiday accident claims can be for a UK holiday or one when abroad. The claims process may be different when abroad, but when you engage the right personal injury solicitor, they know what to do with any possible claim.

Your holiday accident claim is the legal process to try and get you the compensation you deserve. A No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor has the experience to make your claim and seek the compensation for all damages suffered.

If I am injured abroad, can I make a claim from the UK?

Yes, you can make a claim from the UK if you are injured abroad. If you are injured through someone else’s negligence, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Legal advice from an experienced solicitor will help you make your claim for compensation when injured aboard. Your No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor can make your claim from the UK when injured abroad.

You will experience costs for an injury both when abroad or at home. After a personal injury, you may need time off work, you may need to make adaptations to your home and car and even need to stop work completely.

A No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor may take your claim to seek the damages you deserve.

If I am injured abroad, can I make a claim from the UK

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Common holiday accident claims

Common holiday accident claims are for those personal injuries suffered while on holiday in the UK or abroad. If you suffer a personal injury while on holiday and it was not your fault, then you may be able to make a compensation claim.

Common holiday accident claims are for:

Common holiday accident claims

Injury from faulty gym equipment

Injury from faulty gym equipment can happen with poorly maintained weight machines or stationary bikes.

If you break a bone in your arm or foot, it could signal the end of your holiday. A serious muscle sprain or ligament strain will take all the fun out of any trip abroad.

You may be able to claim compensation for the time in hospital, any medical bills and the financial costs of being off work, and other losses.

Road traffic accident injury

Road traffic accident injury is often a very serious personal injury while on holiday. You could receive a severe back injury driving a hire car, when clipped out on your bike, or if the tourist bus crashes on a trip.

A road traffic accident injury could have you in hospital and need you to be flown home, and you may have to make adjustments to your house.

Being involved in a road traffic accident abroad can be complicated. If you have been involved in car accident or electric scooter accident while aboard, speak with the let the Personal Injury Team help you claim the compensation you deserve.

Slips while around the swimming pool

Slips while around the swimming pool may cause facial injuries, broken bones or a sprained ankle. It is the responsibility of the hotel or resort to keep the pool area safe for guests and for the area not to be a hazard.

If you injure yourself around the swimming pool and the accident was not your fault, you could have a holiday accident compensation claim.

Cuts from broken glass

Cuts from broken glass happen when you fall on glass that has not been cleaned up or left lying around on a tabletop. A deep laceration will need hospital treatment and could leave you with severe scarring.

The hotel or bar should keep the public areas safe for guests and clear away any broken glass immediately.

Injuries due to broken glass are common grounds for a holiday accident compensation claim. Find out how much you may be entitled to.

Trips on poorly maintained hotel footpaths

Trips on poorly maintained hotel footpaths are a very common holiday injury claim. The hotel or resort should keep all public areas safe for guests of all ages to walk on at all times.

A trip on a poorly maintained footpath can cause cuts, bruises, breaks and sprains and may ruin your holiday.

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Theme Park accidents

Theme Park accidents have seen a rise in recent years with so many family holidays including a visit to at least one.

Kids can fall off equipment when not properly supervised or if the theme park is not correctly maintained.

Serious injury from a Theme Park accident includes broken limbs, amputations and life-changing back damage.

Food poisoning injury

Food poisoning injury can put you in hospital and quickly put an end to any holiday in the UK or abroad. The hotel or restaurant should keep all food areas clean and safe for food production and eating. 

Guidelines state how cafes, restaurants and bars should run food preparation, and you could get food poisoning when they don’t follow them.

Food poisoning is not pleasant and can do you a lot of damage, for which you might be able to claim compensation.

Injury from faulty leisure equipment

Injury from faulty leisure equipment covers falls from poorly maintained bicycles, boats, jet skis and electric scooters.

Rental companies have a duty of care to you when hiring out their equipment. 

To suffer a laceration, broken bones or worse due to their negligence could put you in line for compensation.

Injury from defective furniture in a hotel or restaurant

Injury from defective furniture in a hotel or restaurant forms part of many holiday injury claims.

A table that collapses, spilling hot food on you or a chair that breaks when you sit on it can cause serious injury.

You might be able to claim compensation for injury from defective furniture and for any damages you suffer.

Common holiday accident claims are the ones that happen every day. You might be able to claim compensation, and any evidence you gather will help your case.

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How to gather evidence to help your case for a holiday injury claim

To gather evidence of a holiday injury claim helps the case your solicitor is forming for you. Evidence plays a crucial part in any personal injury case, and it is not any different for a holiday injury claim.

To gather evidence for a holiday injury claim, you should:

  • Keep details of all medical treatment
  • Get contact details on all witnesses
  • Write down what happened while memories are fresh
  • Report the injury to staff and keep details of their names
  • Take photographs of the accident scene
  • Take photographs of your injuries if possible
  • Get CCTV or dashcam evidence
  • Keep all receipts
  • Keep notes of changes to your holiday plans

Your No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor will need all your evidence when they seek compensation for a holiday injury claim.

How to prove your claim for personal injury compensation

Compensation in a holiday injury claim

You can win compensation in a holiday accident injury claim amounts from more than £5,000 to awards or more than £200,000. The amount awarded depends on the severity of your injuries and the impact on your life.

Amounts of compensation in a holiday injury claim are:

  • Severe food poisoning from £9,540 to £52,500

  • Minor back injury with recovery in two to five years up to £12,510

  • Moderate PTSD after accident on holidays from £8,180 to £23,250

  • Moderate hip and pelvis injury after skiing accident from £12,590 to £39,170

  • Moderate brain injury from £43,060 to £219,070
  • Paraplegia from £219,070 to £284,260
  • Moderate brain injury from £43,060 to £219,070

(The figures given here are for General Damages amounts only. You will also receive compensation for any financial losses you suffer due to the personal injury. Figures are taken from Judicial College Guidelines 16th Edition and are accurate as of April 2023.)

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There is not one fixed amount in personal injury claims. The circumstances differ from person to person and claim to claim, and the amount of compensation awarded will be tailored to the circumstances of your claim.  

A No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor can give you an idea of what to expect from their experience in compensation claims.

What are you being compensated for in a holiday injury claim?

In a holiday injury claim, just like any personal injury claim, you are being compensated for two types of damages:

  • General Damages
  • Special Damages

The amount of compensation awarded for a holiday injury claim is the total of these two types of damages.

Compensation for General Damages in a Holiday Injury Claim

In a holiday injury, you claim General Damages for PSLA, the Pain, Suffering and Loss of Amenity you experience directly from the personal injury when on holiday.

You will suffer Pain as a direct result of the fall on the wet hotel floor or breaking your leg while in a road traffic accident on holiday, and any medical treatment you may need.

You will experience Suffering while you recover from the sprained wrist, lacerations, shock, or cracked skull today and in the years to come after any injury while on holiday.

You can also claim for the Loss of Amenity in your daily life, such as difficulty or restriction in walking, sitting, playing sports, and sleeping from the injury suffered in an accident that was not your fault on holiday.

Compensation for Special Damages in a Holiday Injury Claim

You seek compensation for Special Damages in a holiday injury claim to cover your costs today and future financial losses.

These could include loss of earnings while recovering, care costs, medical treatment while on holiday and the costs of getting home when injured. You can also claim for specialist rehabilitation, aids, adaptations, and any other out-of-pocket expenses you have or will suffer due to the holiday injury.

In a holiday accident injury claim, you may claim for changes to your travel plans and an early trip home.

Compensation is awarded to cover all losses, including loss of life, medical expenses and long-term care needs arising from the injury in an accident while on holiday.

You will need payslips and all day-to-day receipts such as accommodation costs, the costs of changing flights, medical evacuation, and all other expenses from the injury while on holiday.

A No Win No Fee solicitor handles your holiday injury claim to get you the compensation you deserve for all the costs and expenses when injured on holidays.

How to make a holiday injury compensation claim

If you have been injured while on holidays abroad and it was not your fault, there are  a few standard steps to follow. We will guide you through the entire process from first contact through to the conclusion of your claim.

Our No Win No Fee solicitors understand it can be a stressful time, so they will make the claims process and smooth and easy as possible.

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Find out how much you can claim for today

Being involved in an accident abroad can be stressful. Let us help you take the stress out of the personal injury claim process.

Use our online assessment tool today to determine how much you can claim for your holiday injury.

The Personal Injury Team FREE online assessment tool will put you in direct touch with one of our team, who will give you a full rundown of what can happen with your holiday injury claim.

Compensation amounts for a holiday injury claim vary and the expert advice from one of our team can help with an idea of compensation for your holiday injury.

Only by contacting one of our team will you get a holiday injury claim up and running today.

If you have been injury abroad contact your Personal Injury Team today for immediate expert holiday injury advice tailored to you.

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