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No win, no fee accidents abroad compensation claims

No win, no fee

Instruct an experienced accidents abroad lawyer today at no upfront cost. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you will only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation you are awarded if your case is successful.

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What are accidents & illness abroad claims?

What are accidents & illness abroad claims?

If you or a member of your family have come to harm as a result of an injury abroad or you have fallen ill because of the actions of someone else, then you may have the right to seek compensation.

This could be anything from experiencing an accident on a plane, slipping at a hotel, suffering from food poisoning, being injured in a road traffic accident or receiving negligent medical treatment in a foreign hospital.

Our expert travel litigation solicitors can offer specialist legal representation to those affected by holiday accidents or injuries, with the compensation you receive helping to cover the cost of ongoing treatment, potential loss of earnings, and costs incurred due to changes to your holiday plans.

Decades of experience

Decades of experience

We’re one of the UK’s leading accident and injury abroad compensation claims teams, as our specialist solicitors have decades of combined experience in succeeding in even the most serious and complex cases.

Our lawyers will take the time to understand what you’re going through and will work to help you get the compensation you deserve.

If you’ve recognised that you or a member of your family has come to harm as a result of an injury abroad because of the actions of someone else, then you have the right to seek compensation and file a claim with us.


How to make an accident abroad injury claim

How to make a claim

Make a claim in six easy steps

Step 1

Free Initial Advice

Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.

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Step 2


We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.

Step 3

Letter Of Claim

We will send a letter to your opponent with details of your claim, setting out why we think they are at fault.

Step 4

Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports

We will request copies of your medical records and instruct a medical expert to prepare a report about the extent of your injuries.

Step 5

Prepare Claim Valuation

We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.

Step 6

Negotiate Settlement

We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.

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Our client reviews

Client reviews

We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.

Professional, experienced and knowledgeable. Set out my options for me and took the time to explain them clearly.
5 Stars
Hudgell Solicitors took my case on and my expectations were exceeded. All persons at Hudgell are professional and courteous. My claim was one against Norfolk Police. Without going into details, the Police had clearly been in the wrong and were in process of accusing me of exactly what they had actually done to me and a further cover up of the truth. Hudgell took my instructions and were in contact with me during the whole process and brought about a very satisfactory outcome. To be clear...Satisfactory is a very good outcome. I would recommend Hudgell without question. I feel I have been treated respectfully and my case notes were engrained into those at Hudgell that helped me get a conclusion to the most heinous acts from the Norfolk Police.
5 Stars
Philip Moore
My brother was the victim of quite a bad motorcycle accident where he was not at fault. Sadly he only held third party cover so whilst he was in hospital I was asked by him to find a solicitor to claim against the third party. After doing some research I chose Hudgell to help us (even tho Neil Hudgell is the owner of the dreaded Hull KR and I am a massive FC fan). INITIAL CONTACT I made contact by phone and this was a simple conversation. The member of staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. All the questions I had were dealt with and I was very happy with the outcome of the call. FOLLOWING INITAL CONTACT. Within half an hour of contacting Hudgell’s a senior manager made contact with me and discussed what would happen next. Again this was very personal and really helpful. After another half an hour Sam (my brother’s now solicitor) called me. We chatted about what had happened and what he was planning to do initially. Sam was really friendly and understanding. He put me at ease right away and explained everything clearly and directly answering all questions I had. Within a week of the claim being opened Sam and Laura (Chartered Legal Executive) visited my brother in hospital. They helped put him at ease immediately and talked through what would happen, what their objectives were and also but more importantly made my brother understand that they would do everything to help him in any way he needed. After this meeting in the hospital we were happy that this claim was in safe hands. Sam the Solicitor A very friendly chap who shoots from the hip and tells you a spade is a spade. A chap who doesn’t make promises he can’t keep. A really likable man who you would want to have a pint with and we did not always look at him as the solicitor. He kept us updated at all stages and was always contactable. I did have one heated conversation with Sam BUT this was a good thing. I say this because he is very passionate about his job sometimes when a third person (me) is acting on behalf of the victim (my brother) it can be a little hard at times to please everyone. He took all we threw at him and directed us really well. Sam thank you for all your hard work, your support and the outcome. Laura Chartered Legal Executive What can I say about Laura, an absolute gem this lady is. Professional, very committed to her job, compassionate, More than helpful, caring and really cared in my opinion about my brother and his recovery. Every contact we had with Laura was amazing. She is one of those people who puts you at ease right away. Laura dealt with every problem with put at her feet, every question we had she dealt with and if she could not answer there and then she would find the answers we needed. If we had a problem she would find a solution. Again always contactable and if she could not respond immediately to a call she would call back within the business day. Laura thank you for all your hard work, Thank you for being there when we were dealing with all the problems we had. Both Sam and yourself are a credit to your company and your profession. The service provided by Hudgell’s far exceeded what we expected. If you need the services Hudgell provides then I would highly recommend your choice of solicitors is this company.
5 Stars
Mark Fox
I was represented/instructed by Mobeena Salim, who was always available when i wanted to discuss my case, which was reassuring and comforting. We were able to pressure the defendants who eventually agreed to settle and this meant we did not have the drawn out court process! Overall, i am happy with the service, only criticism is that i feel we could have settled a higher amonut if we continued negotiations. Would use this firm again! Thanks for everything.
4 Stars
S C Williams
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What are the most common accident & illness abroad claims?

What will my compensation claim cover?

At Hudgell Solicitors we pride ourselves on providing immediate support to our clients, which continues throughout all accidents and illness abroad compensation claims to conclusion and beyond. This includes;

  • A specialist legal team – working with foreign law experts across Europe, America and beyond to get justice for those affected by preventable injuries and illnesses overseas.
  • Rehabilitation – our lawyers specialise in gaining access to the best possible rehabilitation support for those involved in serious accidents abroad.
  • Independent medical opinions – if required, we’ll arrange for an expert medical examiner to assess your injuries, or the circumstances of an injury, to ascertain what and who was responsible.
  • Experts in compensation claims – we will calculate how much compensation we believe you are entitled to based on your injuries, the cost of ongoing treatment, potential loss of earnings, and costs incurred due to changes to your holiday plans.

What types of accidents can I claim for?

Our travel lawyers deal with many types of accident and injury abroad claims. Below, we’ve listed some of the circumstances in which we have represented clients in successful claims:

  • Road traffic accidents caused by another person’s reckless driving, either if you were on a coach, in a taxi, driving a hire car, or as a passenger or a pedestrian.
  • Slips and trips which could have been prevented, either in a hotel, on a plane, on a cruise ship, or during an excursion.
  • Accidents due to poorly maintained or inadequate facilities at a hotel or tourist attraction.
  • Winter sports injuries where equipment was faulty, there was a lack of instruction or another participant was at fault.
  • Poorly managed and instructed sports and leisure activities, resulting in avoidable injuries.
  • Terrorism offences.
  • Negligent care during medical treatment in a hospital abroad.

This isn’t an exhaustive list, so please contact our dedicated travel litigation team for a free, no-obligation consultation about your circumstances.

How much compensation will I be entitled to?

The amount of compensation depends on several factors and we’ll assess the following when calculating how much your claim is worth:

  • The severity of your injuries as well as the outlook of your health going forward.
  • Any psychological trauma caused by an accident abroad, and how this could impact your life in the future.
  • Pain, suffering, and trauma experienced by you or a family member.
  • Past, current, and future loss of earnings due to time off work following an accident or injury abroad.
  • Your rehabilitative care and support needs, both now and in the future.
  • Medical expenses you may have paid abroad or in the UK.
  • Mobility aids and modifications to your home.
  • The loss of enjoyment you’ve experienced after your holiday was cut short by an unexpected accident or injury.
  • Other financial loss.

Who can make an accident abroad compensation claim?

For your claim to be successful, our holiday claims solicitors need to be able to prove who was liable for your accident or injury and that the incident was caused by negligence, failure to follow health and safety procedures, a criminal act, or a breach of foreign law.

You can make an accident or injury claim whether you were holidaying abroad as an independent traveller or as part of a package holiday.

If you were travelling as part of an organised package holiday, you can bring legal action against the tour operator if your accident or injury was caused by health and safety breaches during your transfer; in the hotel or resort where you were staying; or during an organised excursion to a visitor attraction.

If you were travelling as part of a larger group, you can undertake a group action or group litigation that combines the experiences of your whole party into a single claim.

If you’re unsure whether your circumstances mean you’re eligible to make a claim, our solicitors can help.

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.

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