Every year, thousands of people are injured in accidents or are taken ill while abroad.If you or a member of your family has been involved in an overseas accident, or suffered an illness, as a result of someone else's negligence then our legal aid lawyers could help you claim compensation.
We could give you legal advice for you to make a holiday compensation claim, or to claim if you were injured or suffered an illness while working abroad. Our lawyers have helped thousands to claim compensation following illness or accidents abroad in a wide range of circumstances, including:
Food Poisioning Abroad
Contracting food poisoning or other illnesses while in a foreign country can ruin a holiday. But if that illness is caused by poor standards of or a lack of care on the part of a tour operator, you may be entitled to compensation. Our expert legal aid solicitors can assist you in making a claim. It is the responsibility of the tour operator to take all reasonable steps to ensure your health and safety is not put at risk. If they breach regulation or fail in that duty, they are liable to have a claim for compensation made against them. Please note: You must have booked your holiday as an ‘all inclusive’ package in order to qualify for a claim of this type.
Regulation and Claims Process
It’s important to remember that laws and regulations vary from country to country. We will advise you on the necessary steps to ensure your compensation claim is dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible. We have experience with compensation claims for both individuals and also on behalf of large groups of people who have all suffered illness while abroad. These larger cases often involve tourists on package holidays who find that they have suffered the same illnesses or, more commonly, who show symptoms of food poisoning. In order to make a claim, please have to hand the following details when we contact you – or you contact us.
- The date and location of the incident, including country and hotel.
- Who the holiday was booked with?
- Your booking must be an all-inclusive one in order to make a claim.
- How did the illness start?
- What do you believe caused the illness?
- Did you eat anywhere other than the hotel?
- What medical attention have you received, if any?
You may be able to make a claim with or without seeking medical attention but it will strengthen your case should you have received any such treatment. Similarly any record of the illness will strengthen the case but please bear in mind... you must of booked an all-inclusive holiday in order to make a claim.
The Package Travel Regulations Act of 1992 and the Athens Convention 1974 are the two main regulations which will support any claim made by your self.