No win, no fee accidents abroad compensation claims
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.
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
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
Make a claim in six easy steps
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Holiday couple seriously injured in Greece after being hit by motorbike face ‘difficult’ post-Brexit compensation claim
A British couple’s holiday accident claim for compensation for the serious injuries they suffered after being hit by a motorbike as they walked to the beach in Athens, is being complicated by post Brexit legal hurdles. Zoran Kittlety and Alisha Owens from Bath were left with a broken leg and a fractured skull in the […]
Virgin Atlantic traveller, awarded compensation after hot coffee scalding accident, calls for inflight changes
A holidaymaker, who was scalded by hot coffee while returning home on a Virgin Atlantic flight, says airlines should only serve hot drinks with secure lids to prevent future inflight accidents. The 55-year-old traveller from Cambridgeshire was flying from Jamaica to Heathrow in January 2022, having spent time in Montego Bay. Sat next to his […]
Legal difficulties overcome to secure compensation for man seriously injured by uninsured driver during holiday in France
Hudgell Solicitors’ travel litigation team had to overcome ‘numerous legal hurdles’ to secure a substantial damages settlement for a man badly injured when hit by an uninsured drunk driver in France. The case posed many legal difficulties, with our team having to make representations to the French criminal court not to also handle the civil […]
Couple awarded damages after Dominican Republic holiday ‘ruined’ by coach accident on transfer to hotel
A couple have been awarded more than £5,000 damages by holiday specialists TUI after their two week holiday in the Dominican Republic was ‘ruined’ by an accident on the coach transfer between the airport and their hotel. They each suffered soft tissue injuries when the coach they were travelling on crashed into the back of […]
Businesswoman injured on flight when luggage fell onto her from overhead locker awarded maximum £143,000 compensation
A businesswoman injured on a flight to London from Hong Kong has been awarded the maximum compensation for the nature of her claim after being diagnosed with long-term health issues after another passenger’s hand luggage fell onto her head as she slept in her seat. The fellow traveller had opened an overhead locker on the […]
£250,000 damages for man left in ‘nightmare’ situation after suffering brain injury in Spanish motorcycle ‘track day’ accident
A woman whose father was left brain damaged after being involved in a holiday accident at a Spanish motorcycle track day has warned others of the ‘nightmare’ challenges faced when a loved one suffers a serious injury abroad. It comes as the family have finally been awarded £250,000 damages thanks to the support of Hudgell […]
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What are the most common accident & illness abroad claims?
Successful accident and illness abroad claims relate to:
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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How Hudgell Solicitors successfully claims accident compensation for clients injured on holidays abroad
UK Government figures show around 2,500 British people find themselves in a foreign hospital each year. Unfortunately, holiday accidents do happen, but in many cases, you can claim compensation. Package holiday tour operators have a duty of care to their customers so if you’ve been injured in an accident abroad through no fault of your […]
You can get Legionnaires’ disease if you breathe in tiny droplets of water containing bacteria that cause an infection in the lungs, which can be serious. Poor conditions at a hotel, a holiday resort or on a cruise ship could be responsible for the infections because of their complex water systems. The two main factors […]
In our work supporting those who suffer as a result of accidents on holiday, swimming pools are a common causes of injuries. Thankfully, most of the cases we see result in injuries which don’t have a long-term health impact, such as cuts, bruises and lacerations. However, they undoubtedly cause pain, discomfort, anguish and bring an […]