Holiday Accident Claims Claims Solicitors — Scotland

It’s the last thing you want to happen, but it can. A holiday accident can occur while you are on your travels abroad, and it can seem daunting to make a claim against a company or individual in a foreign country. That's where Watermans holiday accident claims solicitors can help.  

More Compensation Than I Expected

"I would highly recommend Watermans to anyone who was pursuing a claim. I was kept up to date at all times through by email and phone calls, and I can't thank them enough for the compensation I received which was much more than what I had expected."

A Virdee, Personal Injury Claim

The Short of it

  • Sustaining an injury while on holiday can be both devastating and stressful,

    and you could be entitled to make a claim against the at-fault party.

  • Common accidents you can be involved in on holiday include

    road traffic accidents, falls in your hotel or near the pool, or accidents while on excursions.

  • At Watermans, we have the tools you need to start a claim against a person or company

    who you feel is at fault for your accident on holiday.  

  • Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need

    and providing straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.  

  • The Long of It 

    Accidents on Holiday

    Accidents on holiday claims

    It’s a situation nobody wants to find themselves in — a dream holiday ruined because of an accident. However, accidents can happen anywhere and at any time and can come in all shapes and sizes.

    If you have sustained an injury or illness that wasn’t your fault whilst on holiday, you may be able to claim compensation. Whether you’re hurt on a package holiday or on a trip abroad where you’ve arranged everything yourself, you may have grounds to claim against the party you believe is liable for ruining your holiday.

    This is where we come in.

    At Watermans, our expert legal team can advise you on whether or not you have a solid claim and if your case can be dealt with in Scotland. Our holiday injury solicitors take care of all the legal stuff and provide you with straightforward legal advice on what steps to take in seeking the holiday accident compensation you deserve.

    Common holiday injury claims

    Some of the most common accidents which occur on holiday include:

    • Slips and trips in hotels and around swimming pools – Wet surfaces, uneven flooring, or poorly maintained areas can lead to serious slips, trips, and falls, resulting in broken bones, sprains, or head injuries. If you’ve suffered an injury on holiday due to negligence, you may be able to make a holiday accident claim.
    • Road traffic collisions – Whether you’re a pedestrian, passenger, or driver, road accidents abroad can be particularly stressful and complicated. If you’ve been involved in a road traffic collision that wasn’t your fault while on holiday, you might be eligible to claim compensation.
    • Food poisoning – Consuming contaminated food or water can lead to severe illness and ruin your holiday. If you’ve suffered from food poisoning due to poor hygiene standards or negligence by a hotel or tour operator, you have grounds for a holiday compensation claim.
    • Injuries while taking part in organised activities and excursions – From water sports to hiking trips, if you’ve been injured on holiday due to faulty equipment, inadequate training, or negligent supervision, you could make accident abroad claims.
    • Burns and scalds Faulty appliances, hot water, or improperly prepared food and drinks can cause painful burns and scalds. If your injuries were sustained on a package holiday or during a trip you arranged yourself, you might be able to make a holiday accident compensation claim.
    • Cruise ship accidents – Slips, trips, falls, and various illnesses can occur on cruise ships due to factors such as rough seas, unsanitary conditions, or poorly maintained facilities. If you’ve suffered a serious injury on holiday while on a cruise, you may have a valid claim.

    In addition to these common incidents, there are countless other ways in which holiday accidents abroad can occur. From skiing and snowboarding accidents to injuries sustained while using hotel facilities like gyms or spas, the potential for something to go wrong is always present.

    No matter how your injury abroad occurred, if it was due to someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences alone. By claiming compensation, you can reduce your physical, emotional, and financial losses, helping you move forward after a traumatic experience.

    Making a Claim 

    How Watermans can help with your holiday accident claim

    Making a claim for overseas holiday accidents can be more complex than pursuing personal injury cases that occur in Scotland. Issues such as language barriers, different laws, and dealing with foreign insurers can make the process more challenging. That’s where having expert holiday claims solicitors on your side can make all the difference.

    At Watermans, we have the expertise to handle the intricacies of holiday abroad claims, ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve. Whether you’ve suffered a minor personal injury on holiday or a more serious one that has impacted your ability to work or enjoy life after your return home, we can help.

    In some cases, your travel insurers may be able to assist with your claim. However, insurance policies can vary greatly, and you may find that your insurer is unable or unwilling to pursue your claim to the fullest extent.

    By working with a dedicated holiday accident solicitor, you can ensure that your personal injury holiday claims are handled properly and that you receive the maximum compensation possible.

    How do I make an accident on holiday claim?

    We understand that making a claim for compensation for any reason can be a daunting task, and even more so if the person or company you want to claim against is based in another country.

    It’s important to note that a three-year time limit applies to making a claim in Scotland. However, this may not be the case in the country where your accident on holiday occurred, so begin your claims process as soon as you can to increase your chance of being successful.

    Depending on the type of accident or illness, you may have suffered physically as well as emotionally. If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, it’s most likely the duration of your holiday that was ruined and that the trip back to Scotland was made more difficult.

    Speak to one of our holiday accident solicitors today. We can help you formulate your claim and take the hassle out of the legal stuff. Plus, we operate on a no-win no-fee basis, meaning that if we don’t succeed in winning your case, you don’t have to pay any solicitors fees.

    It should be that simple.

    How Much Compensation? 

    How much compensation can I claim for an accident on holiday abroad?

    As with all compensation claims, the potential amount of compensation you can receive varies with the type of accident and the degree of suffering experienced by the victim.

    When making holiday accident claims, you may be able to seek compensation for:

    • Medical expenses – If you needed medical treatment abroad or upon returning home, you can claim these costs as part of your holiday accident claim.
    • Loss of earnings If your injuries prevented you from working during or after your holiday, you can claim for lost income in your accident on holiday compensation claim.
    • Pain and suffering – You can claim compensation for the physical pain and emotional trauma caused by your holiday accident based on the severity and impact of your injuries.
    • Travel and accommodation expenses – If you had to change your travel plans or extend your stay due to your injuries, these additional costs can be included in your claim.
    • Rehabilitation and therapy costs For more severe injuries, ongoing rehabilitation or therapy costs can be included in your accident on holiday claim.
    • Loss of enjoyment – If your injuries prevented you from enjoying your holiday or planned activities, you may be able to claim for this loss as part of your compensation.

    Our experienced holiday accident lawyers understand the complexities of holiday accident claims and will work tirelessly to secure the maximum compensation for your case.

    To get an estimate of how much you could be entitled to for your holiday compensation claims, try our online claims calculator.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my personal injury claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Our expert team is committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation.

    We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment, to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Trusted Personal Injury Solicitors in Scotland

    Our expertise in personal injury claims covers a wide range of areas, including:

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients.

    How much could you claim?

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

    Your claim could be worth...

    Claim Worth

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

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    In most cases, you have three years from the date of your accident abroad to make a claim. However, it’s vital to start the process as soon as possible to ensure that evidence is collected and the claim is filed within the applicable time limits.

    The time limit may vary depending on the country where the accident occurred. Contact a holiday accident claim solicitor at Watermans to discuss your case and protect your right to claim compensation.

    If you have an accident on holiday, it’s important to gather as much evidence as possible to support your claim. This includes:

    • Reporting the accident to the relevant authorities, such as the hotel management or tour operator
    • Taking photographs of the accident scene, your injuries, and any factors that may have contributed to the accident
    • Collecting contact details of any witnesses who saw the accident occur
    • Keeping records of any medical treatment you receive, including hospital visits and medication
    • Retaining receipts for any expenses incurred as a result of the accident, such as travel costs or medical bills

    By gathering this evidence, you’ll be in a stronger position to make a successful accident on holiday claim. Your holiday injury claim solicitor will use this information to build a strong case on your behalf and negotiate with the responsible party’s insurers to secure the compensation you deserve.

    The time it takes to settle holiday accident claims can vary. It all depends on how difficult your case is and how severe your injuries are. If you have a straightforward case with minor injuries, you might be looking at a settlement in just a few months.

    If your case is more complex or you’ve suffered serious injuries, it could take longer to resolve, especially if there are disagreements about who’s at fault. The good news is that your holiday accident lawyer will be there to keep you informed throughout the process and will work to achieve a settlement as quickly as possible.

    At Watermans, we know that suffering an accident on holiday can be stressful enough without worrying about legal fees. That’s why we offer our services on a no-win, no-fee basis for all accident abroad claims.

    What does this mean for you? If your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay additional solicitor fees. We’ll shoulder the financial risk, so you can focus on your recovery and getting your life back on track after your holiday injury.

    We also offer some free initial advice to help you understand your options when making a claim. Our experienced holiday accident solicitors will assess your case and provide clear, honest advice on the best way forward.

    Don’t let a holiday accident ruin your peace of mind — Trust our holiday accident claims solicitors to guide you every step of the way. Request a callback today and claim the compensation you deserve.      

    Get in touch with us

    Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055

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    Our personal injury claims expert

    “Making a claim for compensation can be such a daunting process for people, so I try to make it as straightforward and easy to understand as I can for them.”

    Susanne McGraw, Head of Personal Injury