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Accident Compensation Abroad

If you have been injured in an accident whilst overseas, talk to Irwin Mitchell to discuss the possibility of making a claim for compensation for an accident abroad.

Every year, thousands of Brits head abroad for family holidays, short city breaks or business visits but unfortunately, many see their visits ruined by an accident that was caused through no fault of their own.

We have the UK’s leading legal experts, here to help people who have been injured whilst overseas claim accident compensation. We will make sure that they get the best possible compensation settlement for their injuries and any losses that they may have suffered as a result of the accident abroad.

How do I know if I can claim accident compensation for an accident that happened abroad?

Many people who have been involved in an accident overseas are unsure as to whether they can make a claim for accident compensation abroad and, because every situation is different  there is no definitive list as to what you can and cannot make a claim for.

We aim to make the claims procedure as simple and as easy to understand as possible. We will make it clear from the outset if you can make a no win, no fee accident compensation claim abroad.

If you have been involved in any of the following accidents, you should contact us immediately to discuss the possibility of making a compensation claim.

  • Road Accidents Abroad.
    If you were a driver, a passenger or a pedestrian involved in a road accident, you could be able to make a compensation claim. In the past, we have  successfully secured compensation for clients injured whilst travelling by car, bus, coach, motorcycle and bicycle as well as for pedestrians injured in road accidents abroad.
  • Trips, Slips and Falls.
    We can advise you on any fall-related accident occurring in a public place. This can include hotels, restaurants, bars, airports, cruise liners and even pool-side areas.
  • Sporting Accidents.
    We could also advise you on a claim for any sports related holiday accidents which occur as a result of third party negligence. This can include anything from swimming or beach sports through to adventure activities, skiing and water sports.

Do I have to claim my accident compensation abroad or can I claim from in the UK?

Many people are understandably anxious about making a claim for accident compensation abroad, believing that legal processes in another country may be more difficult or that their settlement may be less than they would expect.

However, legislation now exists to allow many accident victims to make their claim in the UK.  In some cases, it is also possible for people to choose which country they want to bring their claim in, allowing them to maximise their potential compensation. We have specialist solicitors who have expert knowledge of all the relevant legislation and overseas legal systems, meaning that we can provide you with the best possible advice on your claim for accident compensation abroad.

Is there a time limit on when I can claim accident compensation abroad?

We can help by providing you with an initial free consultation. Contact us today and see if we can support your claim on a no win no fee basis.  There may be a time limit on when you can make your claim, so get in touch with us immediately for a initial free consultation.

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