Sadly many people suffer accidents and injuries on holiday, and because they are away from home these can be particularly distressing.
Claims for injuries arising on holiday can be particularly difficult to pursue and it is always worth seeking early legal advice about them.
If the accident was while you were on holiday in this country then the same law applies as in any other type of accident here.
However, if the accident occurred abroad then there can be much more difficulty.
If you were on a package holiday then, depending on the type of accident and where it occurred, you may be able to pursue a claim against your holiday providers in this country, which can be advantageous.
People also suffer from illness when they are on holiday. Sometimes this is just due to the change in climate and food. However, other times serious stomach complaints may be contracted due to poor food care and hygiene. If this is the case then you may be entitled to be compensated for your illness and the loss of enjoyment of your holiday.
Sometimes the claim may have to be made in the country where the accident happened and if that is the case then it is particularly important to get early legal advice as the rules and time limits for claims may be different in other countries.
If the accident happened while you were travelling to or from a holiday destination then there can be different rules and time limits which apply also.
As a result it is vital that you get advice early from an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Did you know that you may be entitled to compensation if your flight has been delayed of cancelled?
Contact us now to see whether we can help.