Holiday Accidents

Holiday accidents doesn't just include accidents in a hotel, but cover injuries on boats or cruises, in airplanes, travelling in cars or rental vehicles or even on the beach. If you have suffered an injury or illness whilst on holiday or business abroad, then you may be entitled to make a holiday accident claim for compensation.

Your tour operator, airline and hotel staff, all have a duty of care to ensure your safety and provide a safe and hygienic environment.

What is a holiday accident claim?

Holiday accident compensation claims are made when you suffer an accident, illness or injury on holiday through no fault of your own (for example if the tour or holiday operator is not performing their job correctly). Holiday accident claims can be sought for a number of possible reasons including:

Additionally, compensation need not only be sought as a result of the conditions or your treatment in a hotel. Specific cruise liner and air accident compensation claims, for example, can be just as common, and cover you should anything happen to you in transit. Air accident compensation can also cover not only incidents involving commercial airlines but also helicopters and light aircraft.

When and how to pursue a holiday accident claim

Holiday accident claims can be somewhat more difficult to obtain than others for various reasons. Perhaps one of the biggest of these is the fact that claims for accident compensation abroad can often be subject to the laws of the country the accident happened in. You must also make your holiday accident claim no more than three years after the incident itself if at all possible; staying within the bounds of this time limit will make it much easier to successfully claim.

However, the most important thing to remember is that holiday operators owe you a duty of care, meaning that they are legally obligated to provide you with their services in a safe manner. If they fail to do so and it ruins your holiday with discomfort, illness or injury then it is understandable that you would want to seek holiday accident compensation.

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