Accidents Abroad

When travelling abroad on holiday or business, few people think about what would happen if you had an accident in a foreign country. You are often far away from family and friends, you have no access to your familiar doctor or hospital and you could be in a place where you do not speak the local language. This may ruin your holiday but can also have a life-changing impact on your future. It can also cause some serious financial hardships as you seek medical help in a foreign hospital, extend your hotel stay and incur other miscellaneous expenses associated with the accident

We have helped thousands of people claim compensation and are experts in all types of accident abroad claims including:

  • Accidents on holiday
  • 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.

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How much compensation can I claim?

As every injury and accident is personal, the amount of compensation you could claim will be personal to you. The laws relating to jurisdiction and compensation in cross-border accident cases are complex. Different injuries attract various awards in different countries. It is therefore important you seek expert advice from an experienced lawyer. 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 abroad and get you the justice you deserve.

What do I do if I have had an accident abroad?

If you have an accident abroad you must make sure it is reported, ideally in writing. Make sure you take a copy of the written report. Taking photographs of the accident location, any documents relating to the accident and your injuries is also helpful. We need as much evidence as possible to prove your accident happened and you suffered injury as a result.

Language Barrier

One of the difficulties we have to overcome in accident abroad cases is the language barrier, especially when accident reports, insurance details and medical records are all written in the language of the country where the accident occurred. We provide translation and interpreting services so that language is not a barrier. We also work with international specialist lawyers who are familiar with the laws in that particular country to make sure we getting you the right amount of compensation for your injury.

Is there a time limit for you to make a claim for an accident 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. Every country has different limitation dates. It is therefore important that you instruct a firm of solicitors who understand this and plan accordingly so the deadline is not missed.

Our personal injury solicitors will always fight to get the very best results for you, so get in touch and they will be happy to have a confidential, no obligation chat.

Why use Hodge Jones & Allen’s specialist solicitors?

  • Award winning team

We have got an award winning team of specialist personal injury solicitors. Latest award – the Winner of The Legal 500 London Firm of the Year 2019 in the category: Insurance for Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence.

  • Leaders in the field

We are independently ranked Leaders in the field of personal injury with a proven track record of high-value settlements.

  • Founded in 1977

Over 40 years of experience, fighting on behalf of our clients to get them the compensation they deserved.

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