We know how upsetting it can be to experience an accident in the UK or abroad that ruins your holiday, particularly when it’s something you’ve been looking forward to or saving up for over months or years.
Don’t waste time with complaints to your travel company and don’t be fobbed off. For the best service, quickest claim process and the best lawyers, speak to Bott & Co.
How to claim holiday accident compensation
Claiming compensation for a holiday accident is easy with our award-winning law firm. All you need to do is give our friendly team a call on 01625 415850 and our legal specialists will guide you through the claims process.
They will ask for details of the accident and the injuries you sustained and then in most cases they can let you know instantly if you have a valid claim that we can accept on our no-win no-fee no-risk service.
From that point you will have a specially assigned experienced solicitor to work on your claim in negotiating your compensation payout from the travel operator or hotel.
How much can I claim for a holiday accident
Compensation for accidents on holiday can vary depending on how bad the injury is. If you’re wondering how much you will get in compensation then we’ve listed some of the more common injuries and typical payouts below:
- Broken arm (up to £15,510)
- Broken leg (up to £31,680)
- Severe ankle injury (up to £56,320)
- Moderate whiplash (up to £31,130)
In addition to the compensation for the injury we will recover any out of pocket expenses and in some cases the entire cost of the holiday from the third party.
The Holiday Accident Claim Process
When we accept your claim and agree to work on your behalf with our no-win no-fee guarantee, our experienced legal team begin investigating the details of your accident and injuries.
We will assess the extent of the injuries suffered and also ask for details of any costs or expenses you’ve incurred as a result of the injuries including:
- Travel to medical centres or hospitals
- Prescriptions or medicines
- Loss of pay from time off work
- Loss of any personal possessions in the accident
- Costs of the holiday as we may be able to claim this back
Your solicitor will present these details to the third party to respond with a settlement offer. If we are not happy with the response we can issue court proceedings, but usually there is a period of negotiating before an offer is made.
You will be kept up to date with any changes or developments in the claim and we will let you know when we receive an offer and what our advice is on whether to accept.
Why choose Bott & Co Solicitors
Bott & Co is a multiple award-winning law firm with over 30,000 new clients using our services every year, meaning we are one of the largest firms in the country.
Our solicitors are hand-picked for their quality legal advice, experience, and tenacity, to secure the best possible compensation payout for every claim.
If you’ve made a complaint to your travel company and been fobbed off, or you don’t know where to start in making a compensation claim then we’re here to help.
We can let you know how much your claim is worth, how long the process will take, and everything that you’re entitled to claim for.
Holiday Accident Law
You are protected while on holiday regardless of whether it’s in the UK or abroad. The Package Holiday Regulations 1992 allow you to claim compensation if the accident is found to be the fault of the hotel or tour operator.
This covers a range of accidents but most commonly include:
- Slips and trips around the swimming pool
- Injuries on organised excursions
- Poor maintenance of hotel facilities
- Falling from balconies
If your accident was while at sea, on a cruise or ferry for example, then you may be covered under The Athens Convention 1974 and if you are injured while boarding, leaving, or while flying on an aircraft then you might be able to claim under The Montreal Convention 1999.
If you are not sure about your rights, then call our legal team today on 01625 415850 for more information to help you decide about making your claim.