Suffered a summer holiday from hell? Compensation for accidents and illnesses abroad

3rd Aug 2020
Lisa Boyle

Suffered a summer holiday from hell? Compensation for accidents and illnesses abroad


As holidaymakers are now being given the green light to travel abroad following coronavirus restrictions, some may be wondering what their rights are when it comes to compensation if they fall ill or are involved in an accident.

While this is not the most pleasant thing to think about when pondering over your dream holiday, every year there are thousands of people who have taken ill or end up injured in an accident when travelling.

Suffering an accident overseas can be especially traumatising because you are so far from home and in an unfamiliar environment. Whether it’s a road traffic accident, a bout of illness, medical negligence, or a slip or trip or a fall from height, dealing with the aftermath of an injury can often be a difficult experience.



At a time when many Scots are preparing to head abroad for the first time in months, it’s important to know that if you or a loved one ends up injured or unwell on holiday as a result of someone else’s negligence, then our expert team of lawyers can assist you with compensation claims.

Some of the most common type of injuries our personal injury solicitors have dealt with include:

  • Fractures or broken bones
  • Sickness and illness such as food poisoning
  • Serious injuries
  • Physical assault
  • Burns or slips on flights or while boarding a plane
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Serious injuries
  • Accidents while working abroad

When it comes to aeroplane and airline accidents, a person has two years to claim from the date of arrival of the aircraft at its destination. However, this is also subject to national limits and therefore it is recommended that you claim as soon as possible.

You can find out more about these type of compensation claims here.

We’ve also dealt a number of unusual cases where clients have been awarded compensation from a hotel after suffering a bedbugs attack during what was meant to be a pleasant weekend getaway.

No matter what the situation, it is important that you be reimbursed for the holiday which didn’t go to plan and secure vital funding to support you through any recovery period from your injuries.

Our personal injury solicitors are experienced in dealing with complex holiday accident claims and can advise if your case can be dealt with in Scotland. Contact us today.