Compensation Claims Abroad
Perhaps you came down with a stomach bug while on a cruise? Maybe your mother was badly hurt in a coach trip abroad? Or maybe a waiter accidentally spilled boiling hot coffee on your daughter’s arm when you were abroad?
While it is more difficult to claim compensation for injuries suffered abroad, we have successfully secured compensation for many clients who were injured whilst on holiday.
The rules governing this area date back to 1992, and help people who were injured on a package holiday claim compensation on their return. It saves them having to make their claim through the courts in a foreign country - but only applies to ‘package holidays’.
Package Holiday Claims
So what is a ‘package holiday’? According to the rules, a package means the pre-arranged combination of at least two of the following components when sold or offered for sale at an inclusive price and when the service covers a period of more than 24 hours or includes overnight accommodation:
- other tourist services not ancillary to transport or accommodation and accounting for a significant proportion of the package
If you have paid for the different components under separate accounts then it can still be held to be a package. It can also still be a package if, for example, you have picked out your own accommodation and choice of flights and or excursion on the internet – so long as you paid for it at the same time.It is a complicated area. To find out more about what is involved, click on the links below, or give us a call on 0800 0891 331. One of our specialist No Win No Fee lawyers will be happy to talk things through with you, free of charge and with no obligation.
- Responsibilities of a Tour Operator
- Your duty on a Tour Package Holiday
- Illness Abroad
- Time Limits for Foreign Claims
Holiday Accident Claims Lawyers
If you are looking for advice, it always helps to speak to someone who knows the issues and the implications involved. In the case of holiday accidents abroad, you need to speak to a specialist compensation lawyer. Thompsons Solicitors is a firm of multi-award winning no win no fee compensation lawyers who will help you get the maximum possible compensation in the shortest possible time.To help with your claim, remember to keep as much documentation as possible. This includes:-
- Your holiday brochure
- Any booking records/documents
- Witness contact details