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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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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

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Perfect service from start to finish, all helpful advice with a satisfactory outcome.
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Mr Cadmen
A driver accelerated into my pushbike whilst stopped for a pedestrian to cross the road. Luckily I had cameras both front and rear. Meaning I could try to pursue the insurer of the vehicle through the solicitors team (GDPR got in the way of getting info about the driver from the police). I'd spoken to 2 solicitors, 1 cycle uk, was very evasive and didn't know if they would take on the case. I was pointed in the direction of Hudgells via a friend who'd also won a case with them. I spoken to Susan Richardson. She took on my case immediately. As this was a local solicitor. I was able to drop off the footage from both cameras almost immediately. I had a slight brain injury so was probably not easy to deal with because my brain would just stop mid sentence and I couldn't get my words out. Sue was extremely patient with me. She broke everything down so I could understand what was going on. But better still. In order for me to heal both mentally and physically. I requested that I could distance myself from the case. I gave her full control, she popped back to me as she needed information. But, she allowed me to distance myself to heal. I wouldn't have wanted to deal with the insurance companies myself. It appeared to me they tried to wriggle, squirm and drag it out. Any way. The whole case from beginning to end took 1 year for the case to complete and a pay out to be made. I won my case! I dealt with Sue from start to finish. Thank you Sue and thank you Hudgells. Highly recommended.
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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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