Holidays Abroad – Accident Claims
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.
If you have any legal questions or wish to start your claim, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated and experienced team of solicitors who will be more than happy to talk you through the whole process and answer any questions that you may have. You have two years from the date of your surgery within which to make a claim after which time your case will become statute barred. Locall 1850 20 40 60, Tel: 01 453 7890 Email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our call back form.
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.