Your local holiday accident claims solicitors
Holiday accident claims are one of our specialist areas. Contact us for a free case assessment and details of our popular no win, no fee scheme.
Holidays are normally a time for fun and relaxation. However, disaster can sometimes strike, with thousands of British people each year suffering injury or illness while on their travels.
Our Devon and Somerset based teams of personal injury solicitors deal with a broad range of holiday accident claims, arising here in the UK and abroad. This includes claims for illness and food poisoning, as well injuries suffered on cruises, in the air or on a foreign road.
We are able to work on a no win, no fee basis, which means you do not need to allow concerns about legal fees prevent you from seeking the compensation you are entitled to.
We are experienced in dealing with the Package Travel Regulations. These regulations are crucially important to holiday accident claims as they make the tour operator or holiday organiser responsible for all of the services provided as part of a holiday package. The Package Travel Regulations permit claims to be brought in the UK even if the accident occurred abroad. Not only does this make claiming compensation easier, but the level of compensation is often much higher here than it is in other countries and your legal costs are recoverable if you win your claim.
The time limit for bringing an accident claim is generally three years. However, if you have an accident abroad you do need to be careful as if the claim has to be brought in that jurisdiction a different time limit may apply.
There are other exceptions. For instance the time limit for bringing a claim for an air accident is normally just two years from the date of the accident, so it is important that you speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.