Travel accident compensation is something that can be claimed if you experience an injury or suffer an illness whilst on holiday which wasn’t your fault. Holidays are supposed to be a time for fun and relaxation and if you have a bad accident or are ill due to the actions of the hotel owner, a tour operator or you experience a road traffic accident for example, then this can completely ruin your holiday and also cause considerable distress, especially if you are in a foreign country.
What types of accident can I claim for?
There are many different types of accidents which you can consider making a claim for. The most common ones are as follows…
• Transportation accidents – railway companies and airlines have a responsibility to ensure that their passengers are safe and if they haven’t fulfilled their care of duty and you receive an injury or have an accident whilst travelling with them then you could make a claim.
• Tour operators – if you book a tour and travel by boat, bus or ferry for example and have an accident due to the tour operator’s negligence then you might be in a position to make a claim.
• Hotel/holiday company – if you experience inadequate or substandard facilities or you contract food poisoning from the hotel or slip or trip on the hotel premises due to an unmarked danger then you might be entitled to make a claim.
How can I make atravel accident compensation claim?
Whatever the nature of your accident, you should seek specialist advice from a personal injury solicitor. They will be able to advise you on how best to make your claim as making a claim for travel accident compensation is not always a straightforward process. For some claims, you need to have booked the holiday as a package, meaning that you should have at least two elements of the holiday booked together, for example flights and accommodation. Other personal injury solicitors may help you make a claim for a holiday you booked independently, so it’s worth doing your research.