When you have an accident or suffer with an illness whilst on holiday it can be extremely upsetting. You are in a foreign Country, you are unsure how their medical system works and you obviously don’t want to be left out of pocket in relation to the medical treatment being provided.
We also understand how frustrating it can be when you save all year for an amazing holiday only to have it ruined due to the Hotel’s poor level of hygiene or the general state of disrepair. It is especially heart breaking when the holiday has been booked to mark a special occasion.
Here at Compi Claims we specialise in representing clients who have suffered through illness or as a result of an accident whilst on a Package Holiday or on a plane/cruise. As a result, we have built up an extensive number of contacts in countries all over the world whom we can consult in relation to standards that hotels have to adhere to. This is a vital tool which has resulted in us excelling above other Solicitors in the Holiday Claims arena.
There are a number of claims that can be dealt with under the heading of Holiday Claims:
- Illness Claims
- Accidents at the Hotel such as trips and slips
- Accidents on boats/cruises
- Accidents on planes/in airports
We would always recommend reporting the illness or accident to the Tour Representative and asking for a copy of the incident report where possible. This is always excellent evidence that the illness or accident took place, as is any form of medical documentary evidence received abroad or in the UK upon your return.
As well as being able to claim compensation for your illness or injury, you may also be able to claim for loss of enjoyment of the holiday. Clearly your enjoyment of the holiday would have been affected if you were bedridden for any number of days, missed excursions or were unable to go swimming. This sum would be on top of that which you would receive in relation to the illness/injury. Please therefore keep any booking documentation as this not only helps in ensuring that the holiday was booked correctly as a Package but also assists us in valuing your claim for loss of enjoyment of your holiday.
Making a Holiday Claim
Getting hold of a personal injury lawyer experienced in dealing with Holiday illness/accident compensation claims is important as their expertise will be invaluable when getting the maximum amount of compensation available to you for your injuries.