Holidays Abroad – Accident Claims

Holiday Accident Claims Synnott Lawline Solicitors

Have you had an accident abroad?

Did you know that if you have been involved in an accident abroad while you are on a package holiday you can pursue a claim for compensation under the Package Holidays and Travel Trade Act 1995 if you have booked your holiday through a Tour Operator/Organiser in Ireland.

If you’ve had an injury while on holidays or working abroad it can be confusing how you should bring your compensation claim and whether you should use an Irish solicitor or a local foreign solicitor in the country where the accident happened. Road collisions and Trips n Slips are all too familiar when overseas and having to deal with this trauma in a non English speaking country can add to the stress.

If the accident was not your fault but occurred while on holidays, you can make a holiday accident claim for the injuries sustained, ruined holiday and all extra costs incurred as a result of the accident. The amount of compensation you are entitled to will depend upon the factors causing the accident or illness, as well as who was responsible for it. Financial compensation awarded as a result of holiday accident claims is intended to compensate you for any pain and suffering caused by personal injuries and the ruined holiday.

Common holiday accidents that you may be able to claim for:

An injury arising from a road collision where the other party is at fault entitles you to claim for compensation. If you were the passenger in a bus on a day trip and suffered injury due to a road traffic accident you are also entitled to claim. This may not be straight forward so ensure you record as much detail of the incident as possible.
Often local councils in countries other than Ireland and UK are not regulated as stringently and as a result trips and slips are very common in a foreign public place or hotel due to faulty paths or badly maintained flooring. Swimming pools can also be a lethal environment for injury if they are not maintained properly.
If you contract food poisoning after eating or drinking water in a hotel, restaurant or cafe as a result of poor hygiene you may be entitled to claim for compensation. If other guests suffered from food poisoning at the same time, take a note of this as this will strengthen your case.

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If you have a question about your Holiday Accident Claim* contact us on Locall 1850 20 40 60, Tel: 01 453 7890 Email us or tell about your case and start your claim today.

We are Specialists in Personal Injury Claims*

Simply call us on locall 1850 20 40 60, email us or tell about your case and start your claim today

Compensation Guide to Download by Synnott lawline Solicitors

Compensation Guide

This booklet has been produced by Synnott Lawline Solicitors to give our clients an understanding of the personal injury compensation claims process. In some of our correspondence during the course of your compensation claim, we reference to the relevant sections of this guide by way of explanation of the particular aspect of your claim.

Compensation Guide
Legal Fees for Injury Claims - Synnott Lawline Solicitors

Legal Fees

There are factors which are taken into account in the assessment of a solicitor’s bill. In addition to the professional fee and miscellaneous charges payable to the solicitor, there will be items of outlay payable to third parties, including government agencies, which must be discharged by you.

Legal fees

Have I a Case?

Often, valid claims are never brought because an injured party feels the accident was his own fault, whereas the primary cause of an accident may well rest with another party. It’s advisable to consult a solicitor concerning your injury from the accident. Before legal recommendations, we discuss your case with you in detail.

Have I a case?

*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement. This statement is made in compliance with regulation 8 of the S.I. 518 of 2002.