Every year hundreds of thousands of people travel abroad for pleasure or business purposes.
Unfortunately, some of these trips result in injury. Tour operators are under a duty to ensure that their customers’ travel arrangements and accommodation are safe and hygienic, and that their customers are not exposed to a risk of injury, disease or infection. Sadly, many people do suffer injury while on holiday.
Holiday accident claims
Accidents, injuries and illnesses can be caused by poorly-maintained hotels or from food which has not been properly prepared. Being away from home in a foreign environment and feeling unwell can be a particularly stressful experience. To ensure that you are properly protected, there are laws in place to enable you to claim compensation for the accident or injury that you have suffered and also the loss of enjoyment of your holiday.
Our Personal Injury team is specialised in handling compensation claims for almost every type of holiday accident claim, or claim arising in a foreign jurisdiction, including road-traffic accidents abroad, illness or disease claims, aviation accidents and accidents at sea. If you are unfortunate enough to have suffered an accident while on holiday or overseas, you may be able to pursue a civil claim for compensation and our Personal Injury team will be able to advise you.
Transport accident claims
Sadly, accidents also occur on our country’s roads, rail, bus and tram networks.
These accidents may be caused by driver error, or due to a poorly-maintained system such as a defective train-track signal or points failure, or a vehicle going over a level crossing.
It should be noted that public transport claims can cover accidents that occur on aeroplanes or boats, and these can include having a hot drink spilled on you or being hit by luggage falling from overhead compartments. If your accident occurred while on an aeroplane or boat, special rules apply so contact our Personal Injury team for specialist advice. If you happen to fall victim to an injury or accident while using any method of public transport, you may have the right to make a claim.
Our Personal Injury team can advise you with regard to making a transport accident claim.
Why choose us?
- No win, no fee
- Our lawyers are Personal Injury specialists and highly experienced
- We are members of nationally recognised panels and accreditation schemes
- We care about what we do
- We will come and visit you at your home
The personal injury team at Blaser Mills in High Wycombe ‘offers a fantastic, friendly service’ while it ‘consistently manages to achieve excellent results’ in head, brain and spinal injury cases caused by slips, trips as well as road traffic and work accidents.