For many of us, holidays are the highlights of our year, and they usually go without a hitch. However, there are situations in which people are injured in accidents or incidents while on holiday, and many people do not realise that they may be able to claim compensation for this just as they could do for an accident that occurred in their own local area.
Here at Irwin, Kilcullen & Co Solicitors, we specialize in personal injury litigation, and we will be happy to talk to you about your experiences and find out whether you may be able to make a claim. Claims are easier to make if you were on a package holiday when the injury occurred, but even if you booked every step of your holiday independently online, you may be able to make a claim.
What Can I Claim For?
Just as you expect to be safe in your own neighbourhood, you should be able to stay safe when you are on holiday. Taking all reasonable precautions and paying attention to local advice and guidance should be enough to keep you safe, and if you experience an accident on the premises of a business, or in a public place, this may be the result of acceptable standards being breached.
There are many situations in which a business owner or local authority can fail to keep members of the public safe, and some of these include:
• Food poisoning. If you eat at a restaurant or hotel and suffer food poisoning, you may be able to pursue compensation if the problem can be traced to the establishment. Obtaining medical advice as soon as possible can help to provide evidence to back up your case.
• Road traffic accidents. If you have been injured in a car accident, it’s important to obtain copies of your medical records and any investigation details that are relevant. You may be able to make a personal injury or holiday compensation claim relating to the accident after you return home.
• Accidental injury. If you experience an injury due to falling on uneven flooring, or slipping on a wet surface, for instance, you may be able to claim for personal injury compensation. This is likely to be possible through your own holiday insurance, but you should talk to our specialist personal injury solicitors to see how best to approach your claim.
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If you have suffered an injury in an accident in which you were not at fault, you may be able to claim compensation to cover the medical costs and damages you have incurred. This can include compensation for mental and physical implications of the injury, including loss of income and limits to your life.