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How much is my holiday injury claim worth?
Have you had an accident on holiday, in the UK or abroad? Claims can be worth several thousands of pounds. Find out how much your injury might be worth with our 30-second claims calculator, or call one of our friendly advisors now on .
Will I have to pay to claim for a holiday accident injury?
Here at Claims Direct, we believe in justice for all, so we offer No Win No Fee claims for around 98% of our injury claims customers. That means you will never be out of pocket, because we only get a fee when we win you the compensation you deserve. Lots of people say that this gives them the peace of mind they need when they’re thinking about making a holiday injury compensation claim.
Will I have to have a medical for my holiday injury claim?
Yes, even if you already have a medical report from a doctor abroad, we will usually send you to see a medical expert here. They will assess your injury to see how bad it is, then write a report that explains how long they think your injury will take to recover from. This gives us the evidence we need to start a claim for every penny of the compensation you are entitled to.
Who is to blame for my holiday injury claim?
Whether you are on holiday abroad or in the UK, places like hotels and waterparks - and even cruise ships - have a legal duty to keep guests safe. Even so, we see a lot of slip, trip and fall injuries from customers who have been on holiday, for things like:
- Slips, trips and falls next to swimming pools
- Falls and other accidents in theme parks
- Slips and trips on unsafe floors in hotels
- Falls on unsafe surfaces and stairwells on cruise ships
- Road accidents: as drivers, passengers and pedestrians
- Electric shock injuries in hotels
- Falls on airline steps and obstructed gangways
- Head injuries caused by falling objects on planes
The fact is that there are a hundred different ways to be injured on holiday, most of which are someone else’s fault. So if you have been hurt on holiday in the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, talk to us about making a No Win No Fee compensation claim today.
Will I have to go to court for a holiday injury claim?
When handling most holiday claims, your Claims Direct lawyer will deal directly with whoever was responsible for your injury, whether it happened in the UK or abroad. This means you probably wouldn’t have to go to court as part of your compensation claim. Having said that, we still need as much evidence as possible when making a holiday accident claim. So if you have been hurt on holiday, it’s a good idea to make sure you have the names and addresses of any witnesses, as well as photographs of your injury and whatever caused it. You should also report your accident to the hotel, airline or tour operator, before you return home if possible.
What sort of things can I claim for?
Holiday accidents can lead to all sorts of injuries, which will not only spoil your holiday, but might also make life difficult once you are home again. That’s why most holiday accident claims include sums of money to compensate you for things like:
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of amenity
- Pain and suffering
- Additional travel costs
- Medical expenses
So if you have been hurt on holiday in the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, ask us about starting a No Win No Fee compensation claim today. Talk to one of our friendly advisors now on .
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What you need to know
Can I make an accident claim?
If you have suffered a personal injury, you may be able to claim compensation.
Our specialists will assess your case on its merits based on the information you give us and will advise you as to how successful your claim for compensation is likely to be.
As for who can make a personal injury claim, if there has been a breach of statutory duty or someone's negligence has caused your injury, you're eligible to bring a claim.
With respect to personal injury claims made by people under 18, the courts will appoint what is known as a 'litigation friend' to claim on that person's behalf. The litigation friend would usually be a parent of family member.
In fatal accident claims, the deceased's financial dependents or personal representatives can claim for loss of dependency, for example if the family's sole breadwinner has died.