Accidents Abroad & On Holiday
Having an accident on holiday can be a frightening and worrying situation. Being far away from home, especially if you don’t speak the language, can be distressing, particularly if you don’t have friends and family nearby.
Accidents abroad can also lead to financial hardship if you face substantial medical bills in a hospital overseas, have to extend your hotel stay or incur other miscellaneous expenses associated with the accident.
At Hodge Jones and Allen Solicitors, we’ve got years of experience working with clients who have suffered an accident abroad, and are here to help.
Accidents abroad claims
Our experienced personal claims lawyers have helped thousands of people claim compensation and are experts in various types of accident abroad claims including:
- Road traffic accidents
- Food poisoning and gastric illness
- Slips, trips and falls
- Accidents at sea/on a cruise ship
- Accidents when working abroad
- Accidents on an aeroplane or while embarking/disembarking an aircraft.
"THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME AND PROFESSIONALISM IN FOLLOWING MY CASE, I HAVE FELT INCREDIBLY LOOKED AFTER AND I AM VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE CONSTANT EFFORT THAT YOU HAVE SHOWN THROUGHOUT."
How much compensation can I claim?
Every accident and claim is personal and different, so the amount of compensation you could be entitled to will also differ. It’s also important to remember that laws relating to culpability and compensation in cross-border accident cases will be different across different jurisdictions. It’s therefore vital to seek expert advice from an experienced lawyer who knows the ins and outs of claiming for accidents abroad.
You can claim compensation for the injury itself, which includes pain and suffering and your out of pocket expenses. Our priority is to seek the best possible outcome for you using our extensive knowledge of personal injury claims and get you the justice you deserve.
What do I do if I have had an accident abroad?
If you have an accident abroad, there are a few things you must do before you make a claim.
- Make sure it is reported to the relevant authorities in writing
- Make sure you take a copy of the written report.
- Take photographs of the accident location and any documents relating to the accident and your injuries is also helpful.
Having access to as much evidence as possible can help us prove how your accident happened and show how you suffered as a result, all of which can impact the outcome of your claim.
"I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS AND PROFESSIONALISM IN DEALING WITH MY CASE."
One of the biggest challenges faced in accident abroad cases is the language barrier. This is especially true where accident reports, insurance details and medical records are written in the language of the country where the accident occurred.
At Hodge Jones and Allen Solicitors, we provide translation and interpreting services to remove this language barrier. We also work with specialist international lawyers who are familiar with the laws of that particular country to make sure we get you the right amount of compensation for your injury.
Is there a time limit for you to make a claim for an accident that occurred abroad?
Although it is often possible to bring a claim in the Court of England & Wales if you have had an accident abroad, the time limit for bringing a claim may be governed by the law of the place where the accident happened.
Remember, every country has different limitation dates. It is therefore important that you instruct a firm of solicitors who understand this as early as possible to allow us to plan accordingly so the deadline is not missed.
Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors?
Our personal injury solicitors will always fight to get the very best results for you. Get in touch for a confidential, no obligation chat to find out the best options for you.
With Hodge Jones and Allen Solicitors, you’ll have access to an award-winning team of specialist personal injury solicitors.
Latest award – Winner of The Legal 500 London Firm of the Year 2019 in the category: Insurance for Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence.
We’re independently ranked leaders in the field of personal injury, with a proven track record of high-value settlements.
With over 40 years of experience, fighting on behalf of our clients to get them the compensation they deserved, you know you can rely on experienced, expert lawyers to help fight your case when you choose Hodge Jones and Allen Solicitors.
"I WAS PARTICULARLY IMPRESSED WITH THE PERSONAL SERVICE YOU PROVIDED, AND OF COURSE, YOU WINNING MY CLAIM!"
Our client was staying at a hotel during her visit to London. Three days into the trip, the client stepped into the bathtub, when the water was not turned on, and as she stepped in, she slipped and fell down. The client advised that there were not any handles on the wall or the tub to help her get in. Since the accident, she has not had time off from work, and the injury has affected her workload. She also has to get friends to take her shopping and do her chores for her, as she cannot drive and carry out everyday tasks.