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This article was published on April 5th, 2011
A large number of people traveling abroad each year suffer serious injury as result of an accident or illness. Whilst holiday companies are under a duty to ensure that their customers’ accommodation is safe and hygienic, and that they are not exposed to the risk of injury, disease, or infection unfortunately this is not always the case.
Thorneycroft Solicitors is one of the UK’s leading personal injury solicitors. We have a specialist team who are experienced in handling holiday accident compensation claims and who have a wealth of experience and knowledge across a wide range of accidents on holiday and holiday illness including road traffic accidents, tripping on defective paths, food poisoning, passenger accidents and sports accidents.
If a package holiday is booked in the UK but you or any member of your family are injured abroad a civil claim can usually be pursued here against the travel company. The claim for your accident abroad will include compensation for any injuries and illness suffered, loss of enjoyment for you and your family, loss of income due to any time off work and additional costs incurred to help with medication and rehabilitation.
You may be able to claim for a range of different items, including:
Our solicitors have many years of experience in helping clients claim compensation for accidents abroad and have the necessary expertise to maximise the amount of compensation awarded in what can often be a very complex claims process.