Holiday Accident Claims
Going on holiday should be a pleasurable experience, leaving you feeling refreshed and revived. But unfortunately for the unlucky few the holiday experience isn’t always a positive one. If you have been injured or had an accident whilst on holiday, or you have suffered an illness such as food poisoning, call us today! We’re Manchester based specialists who deal with holiday accident claims, helping people to get the compensation they deserve, and ensure that they are not left out of pocket.
The range of holiday accident claims is huge, from slips, trips and falls to faulty equipment, traffic accidents and food poisoning. In fact virtually any other kind of accident compensation claim can be considered to be a holiday claim if you were on vacation at the time. Perhaps the only type of compensation claim not eligible would be a work related claim!
As with most types of accident claims, the window of opportunity for filing for compensation is usually three years. This means that if you have been injured whilst on holiday at any time in the last three years then you could still make a claim. The only exception to this is if your accident or injury took place when you were travelling on a flight or were on a cruise, in which case the period during which you can claim is just two years. It’s important to call us as soon as possible to avoid missing out on the chance to claim the compensation which is rightly yours.
Types Of Holiday Accident Claims
As Manchester based specialists who see people leaving and arriving at the airport for their holidays every day, we have helped people win compensation for a whole range of accidents whilst on holiday. From collapsing furniture to faulty fittings, from uneven or damaged flooring or steps to accidents anywhere within the hotel or bar. In many cases there are swimming pools, saunas and gyms in hotels, and the range of potential accidents here is enormous. Typically the conditions should be good, and the equipment well maintained and safely positioned, with sufficient qualified staff on hand to offer help or advice. In situations where this isn’t the case accidents or injuries can occur through no fault of the victim, in which case compensation is most definitely due.
Even if you were involved in a road traffic accident on a transfer journey or on a trip organised by the tour operator you will still usually be able to make a holiday accident claim for compensation.
When on holiday you are almost always entirely forced to have faith in the people who are preparing, cooking and serving your food, and whilst this is mostly well founded, there are those cases where poor levels of hygiene can lead to food poisoning. This should also be considered grounds for compensation.
You pay a great deal of money for your holidays, and taking time off work to go away for a while isn’t easy. You work hard all year round so why should you pay for your holiday to be ruined because of the negligence of a third party? The financial costs involved in having to take time off work or pay for medical expenses can cause serious problems, which is why it’s always important to give us a call so we can discuss your claim for holiday accident compensation.