If you have been involved in an accident whilst on holiday in the last three years, you may be owed compensation.
Experiencing an accident on holiday can be challenging, both physically and mentally. It can also be a costly process, especially if you didn’t have holiday insurance at the time of the accident. But in many cases, it is possible to receive compensation which can help to assist you and make life going forward easier.
Get expert help to claim holiday accident compensation
David W Harris & Co are specialist personal injury lawyers in South Wales. Our lawyers have helped a number of clients who have experienced similar holiday accidents to secure compensation, so can provide experienced advice for your claim.
Accidents abroad can be upsetting, sometimes making usual everyday tasks difficult, particularly if your injuries have a long-lasting impact on your body. We offer sensitive support and clear advice, aiming to make a stress-free claims process whilst ensuring you receive the maximum amount of compensation available.
Our experience with holiday accident claims
Our holiday accident lawyers in South Wales can help with compensation for a range of injuries relating to various holiday accidents, including:
- Road traffic accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Accidents at sea
- Skiing and snowboarding accidents
- Medical negligence
We have particular expertise in dealing with serious injury claims, including brain injury claims and spinal injury claims.
We regularly help clients claim compensation in the £1,000-£500,000 range and recently secured a £14million settlement for one of our clients.
We offer no win, no fee holiday accident claims, so there is usually no upfront cost or financial risk in pursuing a claim with David W Harris & Co.
Get a free first consultation with our holiday accident solicitors in South Wales
Wondering if you may be able to claim accident abroad compensation or want to know more about how making a claim works?
We can offer you a free first consultation to answer your questions and help you decide whether you want to pursue an accident abroad claim.
You can use our simple online enquiry form to book a free initial chat with our team and please be assured we will not pressure you to pursue a claim – the decision over what to do next will be entirely yours.
Why use David W Harris & Co. for your holiday accident claim?
There are numerous reasons to work with our expert holiday accident claims lawyers, including:
- No win, no fee funding for holiday accident compensation claims
- Millions of pounds in compensation recovered for our clients over the last 35 years
- Our expertise is independently recognised:
- We cover the whole of South Wales with offices in Pontypridd, Talbot Green and Swansea – home visits can also be arranged where appropriate
- Most accident abroad claims we handle are settled out of court, saving you time, legal costs and stress
- We have a strong track record of securing maximum holiday accident compensation for our clients
Find out more about our personal injury claims expertise.
Holiday accident claims fees and funding
No win, no fee holiday accident claims
We like to make our accident abroad claims process stress-free, this is why we offer our clients no win, no fee funding, otherwise known as a ‘Conditional Fee Agreement’.
Advantages of making a no win, no fee holiday accident claim include:
- No charge to start a claim
- No fees to pay until and unless we win compensation for you
- If we can’t secure compensation for you, you won’t owe us anything
- No financial risk to you
If you took out travel insurance before your holiday accident, you might be able to fund your accident abroad claim through your insurance. The legal expenses section of your policy will state the amount of cover that they will fund.
Our team will be happy to discuss funding options for your holiday accident claim during your initial consultation.
Find out more about no win, no fee personal injury claims funding.
Common questions about holiday accident claims
Can I claim compensation for an accident abroad?
Yes, you can claim for compensation if your holiday or activity was booked through a UK travel agency or package holiday company.
To pursue a claim, we need to prove that another party was either wholly or partially responsible for your accident and that this resulted in harm to you or a loved one.
How long do I have to claim holiday accident compensation?
UK law states that, generally, you have three years from the date of an accident to start an accident abroad claim.
However, there are exceptions that can give you longer to claim, for example if you only later realise that your accident was caused by another party’s negligence.
Whatever the situation, though, it is normally easier to claim sooner rather than later.
How much can I claim for an accident abroad?
Accident abroad compensation can completely vary due to a number of factors relating to your accident and the type of injury that you have suffered from.
Holiday accident compensations will be based on factors such as:
- Financial losses due to your injury – where your injury has prevented you from being able to work
- Expected future financial losses due to your injury – if your injury prevents you from being able to work in the future
- Any medical expenses – any expenses paid both in the UK and abroad, this includes travel to and from any medical appointments
- Modifications made to your home
- Pain, suffering, and psychological trauma experienced – both your physical and emotion health
- Loss of holiday enjoyment
- Cost of the holiday and travel to/from
- Any other financial losses/expenses due to your injury
Our South Wales holiday accident lawyers will be happy to discuss the potential compensation you could receive during your initial consultation.
Can I still claim for holiday accident compensation if I didn’t have travel insurance?
Even if you did not take out travel insurance before your accident on holiday, you are still entitled to claim for a holiday accident compensation. Although, we do recommend travel insurance for your future holidays abroad.
If you did not have travel insurance, but your holiday was booked as a package holiday, the provider is liable for any injuries or illnesses that you suffer from at the hotel or any trips arranged by them.
Can I make a claim if my holiday accident was in the UK?
Yes, if you were injured on holiday in the UK, we will be happy to help you with claiming compensation.
What to do next about starting a holiday accident claim
Simply use our short online enquiry form to tell us you would like to speak to a member of our personal injury team about a potential accident abroad compensation claim and we will be in touch promptly.