Accidents on Holiday

It is the last thing that 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 we 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 are 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 is 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. Some of the most common accidents which occur on holiday can include;

    • slips and trips in hotels and around swimming pools
    • road traffic collisions
    • food poisoning
    • injuries while taking part in organised activities and excursions

    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 are hurt on a package holiday or on a trip abroad where you’ve arranged everything yourself, you could 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. We take care of all the legal stuff, and provide you with straightforward legal advice on what steps to take in seeking the reparations you deserve.

    Making a claim

    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 is important to note that whilst in Scotland a three year time limit applies to making a claim, 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, you may have suffered physically as well as emotionally. If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is most likely the duration of your holiday was ruined, and that the trip back to Scotland was made more difficult.

    Speak to one of our specialist solicitors today. We can help you to 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 for an accident on holiday?

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

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

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

    Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.

    Our expert team are 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.

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.


    Straightforward Legal Advice

    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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    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