Freeclaim solicitors advise people to get legal advice after a holiday accident

Unfortunately, many holidays are ruined due to the growing number of accidents and illnesses suffered by holidaymakers when travelling abroad or in the UK.


United Kingdom – WEBWIRE – Thursday, April 24, 2014

This accident completely ruined our holiday. The cruise company should have replaced the faulty machine before such an accident could happen.

Unfortunately, many holidays are ruined due to the growing number of accidents and illnesses suffered by holidaymakers when travelling abroad or in the UK.
 
Claiming compensation after a holiday accident or illness requires expert legal knowledge, particularly when dealing with accidents abroad in a foreign jurisdiction. Many accident victims complain directly to tour operators and airlines to no avail and do not realise that they may be able to bring a claim for holiday compensation.
 
Freeclaim holiday compensation solicitors advise anyone thinking of making a holiday compensation claim to contact a personal injury solicitor who has the legal expertise and knowledge of dealing with more complex claims.
 
Below are just a few examples of successful holiday accident and illness compensation claims that have hit the news over the last couple of years:
 
Cruise Accident Claim 
A woman has been awarded over £10,000 in holiday accident compensation after she slipped and fell on spilt ice cream on a cruise ship. The ice cream had spilt from a faulty machine on board. She suffered a broken wrist and had to wait two days before the cruise ship docked to get it set. Her husband commented, “This accident completely ruined our holiday. The cruise company should have replaced the faulty machine before such an accident could happen.”
 
Hotel Compensation Claim
A toddler is expected to receive around £2,500 in holiday accident compensation after she tripped on a metal drain in the ground of a Scottish hotel where her family was staying on holiday. The toddler cut her chin badly, needing paper stitches and she is likely to be scarred due to the accident. Hotels have a responsibility to make sure that their premises are safe, ensuring that there is nothing that a visitor could trip or fall on.
 
Airplane Injury Compensation
A holidaymaker received £6,500 compensation after she was injured on an airplane. On her return flight home after her holiday, the woman suffered injuries to her back, neck, thigh and coccyx as well as needing stitching after being injured in a toilet on the plane. The airline tried to settle for £2,000 but following negotiations, her holiday injury compensation was increased. “I ended up with 14 stitches in my head and passed out in the airplane toilet,” commented the woman, “The accident really shook me and I haven’t flown long haul since.”
 
Road Accident Abroad Compensation Claim
A woman received £96,000 in holiday accident compensation after she suffered nasty injuries as a passenger in a car accident abroad. The car crash happened whilst she was on holiday in France, leaving the woman with a broken neck and broken wrist. She also suffered multiple fractures to her foot which has resulted in long term mobility problems.
 
Holiday Illness Compensation Claim
A man has received £300,000 in holiday illness compensation after he contracted dysentery from food at his hotel whilst on honeymoon in Venezuala. He could not find medical help abroad and on his return he was diagnosed with dysentery which left him on a drip for five days. He has also been left with long term health problems, including irritable bowel syndrome. Holiday illness in the UK or abroad due to food poisoning or other sickness is unfortunately very common. Always seek legal advice after food poisoning or other illness to see whether you could claim compensation.
 
Freeclaim holiday accident solicitors have the experience of dealing with holiday accident and injury claims for the UK and abroad. To find out more about Freeclaim Solicitors visit their website http://www.freeclaim.co.uk. They have experience in all types of accidents and injuries whilst on holiday, including road accidents, food poisoning, airport and airplane accidents, cruise ship accidents and illnesses, trips and slips, boating accidents, accidents on excursions, accidents at your hotel, resort or caravan park, and many other holiday accidents and injuries.


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