Thousands of people travel abroad each year most likely hoping to find the sun and a sandy beach, possibly some outdoor pursuits and potentially a bit of sight seeing. It is doubtful that anyone would anticipate the issue of a accidents abroad but they do happen. However the holiday is booked can make a significant difference as to whether you will be able to claim for an injury caused by the negligence of someone else.
If you have booked your holiday as a ‘package tour’ you’ll have some protection under the Package Tour Regulations [PTR] which introduced a right to pursue a claim against a tour provider in the UK as an agent for accidents occurring during a package holiday. The definition of a package holiday is that it must be sold or offered for sale at an inclusive price, be pre-arranged before you leave the UK, and include a minimum of two of the elements of transport, accommodation and other tourist services.
Even aspects of your holiday such as excursions, if booked in the UK before you leave will form part of your package tour and you will be covered under the Package Tour Regulations.
We have a specialist team of lawyers who have the expertise and knowledge relating to accidents abroad. We understand the issues associated with this type of claim, including what constitutes ‘local standards’ in various countries, and can advise you on the best way of pursuing a claim for compensation.
If you or a family member need specialist legal advice concerning accidents abroad pick up the phone and call our FREEPHONE number (0800) 213214 or fill out the form.