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No win, no fee accidents abroad compensation claims

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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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We were put in touch with Hudgell Solicitors through the Advocate to represent us on a pro-bono basis. They assigned Iftikhar Manzoor and he has been fantastic- very down to earth and easy to talk to. Any queries are answered quickly, and there seems to be a real understanding of concerns raised regarding the inquest of a close family member. We are so very grateful of the support they have given us so far, and extremely confident in their ability to achieve the result we hope for.
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I wholeheartedly recommend the services of Hudgell Solicitors. Iftikhar Manzoors exceptional handling of our daughter's inquest showcased unwavering kindness, respect, and diligence. They provided invaluable emotional support throughout the process and, with dedication, secured the conclusion necessary for justice. Choosing Hudgell Solicitor is a decision you can trust for compassionate and effective legal representation”
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Been speaking with a lovely lady called Karolina Jedrych, she has helped me with my first Steps , making sure I’m well informed and understanding what’s happing along the way. Made me feel at ease and confident that I have chosen this team to help me . Thank you very much
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The lady who is assisting me with my case is very helpful and understanding her name is karolina I would recommend this company without hesitation many thanks
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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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