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No win, no fee serious injury abroad compensation claims

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You can be represented by a highly-experienced accidents abroad lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.

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Serious injury abroad claims

Serious injury abroad claims

If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident while holidaying or working abroad, which wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.

We can help you claim compensation for injuries sustained in a range of circumstances, including:

  • Road traffic accidents.
  • Slips, trips and falls.
  • Accidents at work abroad.
  • Accidents at sea.
  • Accidents on aeroplanes and helicopters.
  • Skiing and winter sports injuries.
  • Medical negligence.
  • Terrorist incidents.

From catastrophic brain and spinal injuries to amputations and paralysis; our experienced solicitors are experts in serious injury abroad claims, helping clients through complex cases to secure record awards of compensation.


Specialist serious injury abroad solicitors

Specialist serious injury abroad solicitors

Our dedicated accidents abroad team have vast experience ensuring your case reflects the severity of the situation and the support you and your family need. They will:

  • Advise on the claims process for countries in the EU and around the world.
  • Liaise with a network of foreign law experts and fight to get justice for you and your loved ones.
  • Arrange for an expert medical examiner to assess your injuries, or the circumstances of an injury, to ascertain what and who was responsible.
  • Help you hold those responsible to account to ensure you’re compensated for your pain, suffering and loss.
  • Help gain access to the best possible rehabilitation support for those involved in serious accidents.

Making a serious injury abroad claim

Making a serious injury abroad claim

If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury abroad, getting your lives back on track can be extremely difficult. We’ll fight on your behalf to secure compensation which can cover the cost of rehabilitation and care needs.

We have settled serious injury claims for:

  • Brain and head injuries.
  • Spinal injuries.
  • Serious neck injuries.
  • Paralysis.
  • Amputations.
  • Serious burns.
  • Serious cases of clinical negligence.
  • Fatal accidents.

We’ll assess the circumstances of your case, and if accepted, begin our investigation, where necessary liaising with our network of travel experts to establish the circumstances of your accident and who exactly was responsible.


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Motorcyclist who suffered brain injury in Spanish ‘track day’ event set for six-figure damages settlement after High Court ruling

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How to make a serious injury abroad 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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Alternatively, call us now on 01482787771

Our client reviews

Client reviews

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

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
I am sorry but the person's name that dealt with me who was admin was Natasha - my name is definitely not Natalie but obviously it shows how much attention you pay to people's particulars and case details. So sorry not interested in your services - as previously mentioned when it comes to medical negligence, you are impersonal, inefficient and inaccurate. Also the comment went on TP on the 22nd March and you provided yet another generic response on the 2nd April.
1 Stars
Calista Harrison
Chris Trousdale was the one of the youngest miscarriages of justice victims as a result of the Post Office Horizon scandal.
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How much compensation can I expect to receive?

Our travel litigation solicitors take several things into account when assessing the value of your serious injury claim, and will always make sure you’re comfortable with the proposed sum before submitting it to those responsible.

To calculate the potential value of your serious injury abroad claim we’ll assess the following:

  • The severity of your physical injuries – assessed by independent medical experts.
  • The psychological trauma of the accident.
  • Your past and future loss of earnings.
  • Your care, medical and case management needs.
  • Any mobility aids or home modifications you require.
  • All other financial losses, including any overseas medical expenses and the cost of your holiday.

Who can I make a claim against?

You can make a claim against an individual or an organisation when there’s evidence to show they’re responsible for your injuries.

This includes:

  • Drivers and their insurers – Where you were involved in a serious road traffic accident you can bring a claim against the responsible driver and their motor insurer.
  • Employers — Where your accident took place at work.
  • Tour operators — Where the accident took place as part of a package holiday, you can bring a claim against the tour operator for failings in their duty of care to you.
  • Hotels — or the hotel management and their insurer, for breaches of health and safety standards.
  • Airplane, boat and cruise ship operators — If you’ve suffered serious injury on a plane, helicopter, cruise ship or boat, you can make a claim against the airline/cruise operator.
  • Sport or activity instructors — When poor instruction has resulted in a serious injury during sport, you can bring a claim against the instructor/coach or their employer and insurer.

Depending on the circumstances of your accident, there may be other parties you can make a claim against. Talk to our travel litigation solicitors today for an impartial consultation about your circumstances and we’ll help you decide who to make a serious injury abroad claim against.

How long do I have to make a claim?

The time period in which you can make a claim will vary depending on the type of accident and where you were when the accident occurred.

If you sustained serious injuries in England and Wales, you normally have three years from the date of the accident to bring a compensation claim. 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 experienced travel litigation team can advise on the claims process for countries in the EU and around the world. We’d always recommend seeking legal advice at your earliest opportunity following a serious injury sustained abroad.

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Alternatively, call us now on 01482787771

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