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Holiday Compensation

If you have been involved in an accident or suffered an illness whilst on holiday, you may be able to claim holiday compensation.

You could claim holiday compensation on no win, no fee basis with Holiday Claims, a service provided by Irwin Mitchell.  We are one of the UK’s leading experts with unrivalled experience in the holiday compensation industry.

We represent various clients who have been injured or suffered an illness whilst visiting countries across the world, advising them on their claim and ensuring the best possible holiday compensation. In most cases, we can provide expert advice and support in cases where you may not have had suitable travel insurance.

Why should I make a claim?

Your free time is precious and we recognise that an injury or illness on your holiday can be particularly upsetting. As well as your ruined holiday  being hospitalised in a foreign country can be a particularly frightening and expensive experience.

Furthermore, any effects of your illness or injury could have serious effects upon your return to the UK, such as needing time off work or ongoing medical care.

We can ensure that you get the best possible holiday compensation to  cover  any expenses that you incur, as well as compensation to reflect the disruption to your holiday.

What injuries / illnesses can I claim holiday compensation for?

We can support your claim for holiday compensation for lots of different of injuries and illnesses. We have experience of various types of holiday compensation claims and, after your initial free consultation; we will assign a specialist solicitor to handle your claim.

Our most common holiday compensation claims include:

  • Road Accidents Abroad.
    You could make a holiday compensation claim for any injuries sustained in a road accident that was not your fault. This could be as a driver, a passenger or a pedestrian. In the past, we have successfully secured compensation for clients injured whilst travelling by car, bus, coach, motorcycle and bicycle.
  • Trips & Falls whilst on Holiday.
    One of the most common forms of holiday compensation claims relate to trips and falls that occur in a public place. Our experts can advise you on an injury claim for any slip, trip or fall in almost any public place, including bars, hotels, restaurants, aircraft and cruise liners.
  • Aviation Accidents.
    We have extensive experience in acting for clients who have been injured as a result of an accident on board a commercial or private aircraft or whilst in the process of boarding or disembarking an aircraft.
  • Sporting Accidents.
    We can support your holiday compensation claim for injuries that result from sporting activities. These could range from skiing or water sports accidents to an injury sustained in a hotel pool, gym or tennis court.
    Whilst most of us accept an element of risk when taking part in  a sporting activity, many injuries result from poor maintenance of facilities or breaches in health and safety legislation. If you feel that this happened to you, talk to us immediately to see if you can make a holiday compensation claim.
  • Hotel and Cruise Liner Illness.
    We have won damages for thousands of clients who have suffered an illness whilst overseas. These claims commonly relate to an outbreak of food poisoning or due to an outbreak of a contagious illness or virus.
We can help by providing you with an initial free consultation in respect of whether you can claim holiday compensation. 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 an initial free consultation.

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