If you have been unfortunate to have had an accident whilst abroad then seeking compensation may be the first thing on your mind when you return to the UK. However, if you have suffered an accident abroad then thought must be given straight away in order to assist with your claim. It is important that you gather as much evidence as possible, including details as to where and how your accident occurred as well as contact details of any witnesses.
If you purchased a package holiday and have suffered an accident at the hotel that you booked then it is possible for you to pursue a claim directly against the Tour Operator with whom you booked your holiday.
Anita and her partner purchased a package holiday to the Caribbean for their 1 year anniversary. Whilst at the hotel, Anita slipped over a pool of water in the hotel’s reception area causing severe injuries to her knee and shoulder. After contacting Journey Owl, we helped Anita pursue a claim directly against the company who sold her the package holiday for the hotel’s negligence in failing to clean up the pool of water that we later discovered was due to a leak from a nearby water dispenser. After we arranged for Anita to visit a knee specialist and shoulder specialist as well as a rehabilitation provider to assist with her recovery, we successfully obtained over £30,000 for her knee injury and over £15,000 for her shoulder injury. We also recovered a sum of over £12,000 for Anita’s loss of earnings through the time she required off work and over £50,000 for the care and assistance she required from her partner with daily household tasks that Anita would ordinarily have done herself but was unable to do throughout her recovery.
If like Anita you have suffered an accident whilst on holiday abroad then please do not hesitate to contact us for free legal advice.
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