What a Holiday Compensation Lawyer Can Do for You

Author:
Simon Lomax
Manager, Holiday Claims Lawyer
Date:
21/01/2020

If you fell ill or suffered an injury in an accident during your holiday abroad due to circumstances that weren’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. However, this is a complex area of law, so it’s well worth speaking to a specialist Holiday Compensation Lawyer.

At Simpson Millar, we have a strong track record of helping people who have fallen ill or been injured in an accident on holiday claim the compensation they’re entitled to. For example:

For free legal advice get in touch with our Holiday Compensation Lawyers for a free consultation and we’ll assess the details of your case. We may be able to act for you on a No Win, No Fee basis – ask us for details.

Call us on 08002605010 or request a callback and we will help you.

Our Holiday Compensation Lawyers have the skills and expertise to help you successfully claim compensation for holiday sickness or an accident on holiday.

A key asset of our specialist team is our detailed understanding of Travel law. For instance, if you have an accident in Spain while on a package holiday, we’ll base our case on the standards of safety that a Court in Spain would consider, rather than Courts in England and Wales.

With our expertise in Travel law, we know what to look out for and what the most common problems are in various holiday destinations.

In addition, many of our Lawyers have previously worked in the travel sector, so we can apply our first-hand knowledge of the industry to each and every case we take on. As a result, we can work to ensure your holiday claim progresses as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The Holiday Claims Process

If we take on your case, our Holiday Compensation Lawyers will carry out a thorough investigation, so we can establish the circumstances around your holiday accident or sickness and identify who is responsible. Tour operators have a duty of care for their customers, so in many cases the claims are made against the tour operators such as TUI.

We’ll also arrange for you to undergo a medical examination from an independent medical expert, so the cause and extent of your condition can be objectively assessed. This can help us value your holiday claim, with the amount of compensation based on everything from the severity of your condition, the fact your holiday was ruined and the subsequent impact it’s had on on your life, including as any financial losses you’ve incurred such as lost earnings.

We’ll ask you to confirm that you’re happy with our valuation, and if you are, we can then approach the other side with our proposal to settle your claim. Ideally, your tour operator will accept liability (fault) and choose to settle straight away. If not, we can negotiate with the other side on your behalf, and if your case should go to Court, we can provide support throughout the whole process.

How Long Will The Holiday Compensation Claim Take?

We can’t advise at the outset as to the likely timescale for holiday claims, due to the amount of time tour operators can take when gathering information from foreign countries. However, we always aim for a swift conclusion of holiday claims, without compromising on exceptional legal service and advice.

What Can I Claim Compensation For?

We’ll calculate a compensation settlement on your behalf that reflects the following:

      • Personal expenses, such as medical fees and travel costs
      • Loss of holiday enjoyment
      • Pain and suffering
      • Loss of earnings – the amount you could have earned but weren’t able to due to your accident or injury
      • Future losses, including earnings and pensions
        Any care requirements you may have due to your condition

For more information on claiming compensation for a holiday accident or illness, get in touch with our Holiday Compensation Lawyers for a free, initial consultation.

For free legal advice, call our Holiday Claims Solicitors

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