What Steps Should I Take After an Accident on Holiday?
Collecting evidence immediately after your holiday accident can help your compensation claim proceed more swiftly. If possible, you should:
- seek medical attention;
- take photos or video footage of the scene of the accident;
- obtain contact details of any witnesses to your accident;
- report what’s happened to your holiday rep or service provider;
- ask the tour operator and hotel for a copy of the accident report.
We wouldn’t recommend accepting any offers of compensation from your tour operator until you’ve received legal advice. In our experience, compensation settlements offered by tour operators are often much lower than what claimants are actually entitled to.
If you accept a compensation offer and later find out that you could have received a much higher amount, you won’t be able to make a new claim.
How Much Could my Holiday Accident Claim be Worth?
If we take on your case, we’ll gather all available evidence, such as photos of the scene of the accident, correspondence between you and the tour operator and an independent medical report, to calculate how much compensation you could be paid.
The amount of compensation should reflect:
- any loss of income;
- medical expenses;
- rehabilitation costs;
- how much of your holiday was ruined and loss of holiday enjoyment;
- other expenses you may have incurred, such as travel costs.
Your compensation settlement will also be valued to reflect the severity of your condition and the pain and suffering you experienced as a result of your accident on holiday.