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Accidents at Work Abroad

Accidents While Working Abroad Compensation Claims

If you’ve been injured in an accident while working overseas, our travel litigation solicitors could help you claim compensation when your injuries were caused by negligence or breach of duty on the part of your employer or one of their agents, subcontractors, or employees.

Challenging an employer after an accident at work abroad can be daunting. Our solicitors will make the claims process simple and, where necessary, work closely with a trusted network of foreign experts to make sure you are fully compensated for your injuries and loss.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation about the circumstances of your claim.

Making an Accident at Work Abroad Claim

If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident abroad, you may be unsure how to claim compensation, with local laws on health and safety sometimes complicating the process. With the help of our overseas claims specialists, you can secure the compensation you need to turn your life around following an accident at work abroad.

The first step is to get in touch. You can begin by contacting us via our online claim form. You can also call us for a confidential discussion of your current circumstances.

When you make a claim for a work accident abroad with us, our travel litigation team will provide a free, no-obligation consultation about your circumstances. This will help us to determine whether your accident means that you’re eligible to receive compensation.

Specialists in Work Injuries Abroad

We have extensive experience in helping people claim compensation for accidents at work abroad. Whether you’ve suffered injuries in an office environment, building site, oil rig, or while travelling for work in a foreign country, our experienced travel lawyers can help you claim compensation when your injuries were caused by someone else.

  • Our travel litigation team is led by Paul McClorry, a senior solicitor with many years of experience handling accident and injury abroad claims.
  • Paul and the team will work to establish who was at fault, where your claim should be brought and how much compensation you are entitled to.
  • We work with a network of lawyers and foreign experts in countries throughout the world, so you can expect professional legal representation regardless of the circumstances of your accident or where it happened.

Our Accident at Work Abroad Experts

Paul McClorry Head of Travel Litigation Read more
Tracy Stansfield Associate, Travel Read more
Lucy Bevis Litigation Executive, Travel Read more
Anthony Hey Litigation Executive, Travel Read more
Anne Thomson Litigation Executive, Travel Read more

FAQs

Who Can Make an Overseas Accident at Work Claim?
    If you’ve been injured in an accident at work overseas, you could be eligible to make a claim if our solicitors can show that your injuries were caused by an employer’s failure in their duty of care to you as an employee, or by someone else’s negligence.
    There are many circumstances in which you may be eligible to claim compensation for a workplace accident abroad and our solicitors can provide free legal advice as to your eligibility to bring a claim.
    We deal with work accident abroad claims where people have suffered injuries in a range of circumstances, including while working on oil rigs, in offices, factories and warehouses, or simply travelling to business meetings overseas.
    Whatever the circumstances of your claim, our experienced travel litigation team can offer free and impartial advice about your case and whether you’re entitled to compensation.
Will the Country Where My Employer is Based Affect My Claim?
    While the country where your employer is based may affect how we approach and pursue your claim, it may not have any impact on your ability to bring a claim or the compensation amount you’re entitled to.
    For accidents that occur in England and Wales, you normally have three years from the date of the accident to bring a compensation claim against your employer. However, this will not be the case if your accident took place outside of England and Wales where English law does not apply. Some countries have much shorter time periods, some as short as 6-12 months from the date of the accident.
    Our solicitors can advise on the process of making an accident at work abroad claim. We work with a network of lawyers and foreign experts in countries throughout the world, so you can expect professional legal representation regardless of the circumstances of your accident or where it happened.
How Much Compensation Can I Expect to Receive?
    If we accept your case, our travel litigation specialists will work closely with you to establish the circumstances of your workplace accident and the resulting injuries you have suffered. This will help us to calculate an appropriate amount of compensation that reflects your injuries and losses.
    In calculating a fair compensation sum, we’ll assess the following:
  • The severity of your physical injuries — corroborated by an independent medical expert.
  • Psychological trauma you’ve suffered after the accident.
  • Your loss of earnings through taking time off work following the accident.
  • Your ongoing care and medical support requirements.
  • Mobility aids and home improvements you now require as a result of your injuries.
  • Other financial losses you’ve incurred in the wake of the accident, including overseas medical expenses and travel costs.
    We will help to secure the maximum amount of compensation for the injuries and losses you’ve suffered and, where necessary, work with experienced foreign law experts to bring a strong case against those responsible for your accident.
How Long Do I Have to Make a Claim?
    The time in which you can make an accident or injury abroad claim can vary depending on which country you were in at the time of the incident.
    For accidents that occur in the UK, you usually have up to three years from the date of the accident or injury to bring a claim. However, this time limit can be much shorter in other countries and our travel law experts can advise you with regards to your case.
    We’d always recommend starting a claim as soon as possible after the incident so that we can begin the process and work towards securing the compensation you deserve.
How Will Hudgell Solicitors Help Me With the Process of Making a Claim?
    If we accept your case, we will begin a full investigation into your accident to find out what happened and who was responsible. This may involve working with a network of foreign law experts and lawyers and speaking to witnesses who may be able to corroborate the events and confirm the circumstances of the accident.
    As part of our investigation, we’ll ask an independent medical expert to assess your injuries, helping us to determine the value of your claim. We’ll also advise on care and support packages to enable your ongoing rehabilitation, arranging interim payments where necessary so that you obtain the medical treatment you need even before your claim has settled.
    Once we’ve built your case, we’ll submit it to the responsible party. They can choose to accept your claim, negotiate on the settlement terms, or contest the circumstances. If your case settles, you will be awarded compensation. If it doesn’t, we’ll negotiate on your behalf to try to reach an agreement.
    In the unlikely event that your case goes to trial, our experienced solicitors will be on hand to provide support and guidance throughout the subsequent legal proceedings.
How Much Will My Injured Overseas Compensation Claim Cost?
    All work accident abroad cases taken on by Hudgell Solicitors are handled on a no win, no fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay any money upfront and there will be no financial risk if your case is unsuccessful.
    If your case is successful, you will only be expected to pay a contribution to your travel lawyer’s fees once the case has been resolved. The costs paid are usually a percentage of the compensation awarded and will be agreed upon before your case is carried out.

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