Accidents abroad compensation claims

Have you been injured in an accident abroad? Our international personal injury law experts can help you make an injury abroad claim and seek compensation.

If you were injured while travelling outside the UK, (whether that’s for a holiday or travelling for work), you may have a case for compensation.

Get in touch with us today if you or a family member has been injured or involved in an accident overseas, and we’ll help you make a claim for international personal injury.

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Understanding accidents abroad

Whether you’re on business or holiday, accidents can happen. The type of international personal injury claims we help with include:

  • Skiing accidents – Sometimes a trip to the Alps might result in an accident. If so, we could help you make  a holiday injury claim.
  • Road traffic accidents – You could make an injury claim and receive compensation for injuries sustained in your own or a rental car. 
  • Swimming accidents – If you suffer an injury due to staff negligence at a pool, you may be entitled to compensation abroad for a swimming accident.
  • Accidents while on a package holiday – You could make an injury claim against a travel agency or tour operator for accidents on package holidays.
  • Airline accidents – If you were injured while boarding or alighting a plane, due to negligence, you might be able to make an international injury claim against an airline.
  • Accidents on cruise ships – If you suffered an accident on a cruise trip abroad due to crew negligence, you could be entitled to compensation.
  • Water sports accidents – You may be entitled to compensation if you sustain an injury during a water sport activity.

Airline accidents

If you’ve been injured on a flight or at an airport we can help with an airline accident claim. Our team of specialist aviation accident lawyers have helped many clients to claim compensation after they were injured while on a plane, and are experienced in the additional complexities that in-flight injuries often involve.

We’ve helped clients to claim for lots of different types of injury sustained during a flight, but some of the most common are:

  • Burns from drink spillages
  • Injuries caused by items  falling from overhead lockers
  • Accidents while embarking a flight
  • Accidents while disembarking a flight

Cruise ship accidents

If you suffer an avoidable accident on a cruise ship, you may be entitled to compensation.

Compensation may help to cover any financial loss you have incurred, or may go on to incur, due to your cruise ship injury. It may also be paid in recognition of the time you were unable to enjoy the cruise and your pain and suffering.

Some of the common claims we deal with are:

  • Slips and trips on board
  • Faulty equipment
  • Whilst in the process of embarking and disembarking
  • Accidents during excursions
  • Negligent medical treatment provided by the cruise ship medical team
  • Assaults
  • Swimming pool related incidents
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Your rights and eligibility

If you were injured abroad and someone else was to blame, you can look to pursue a claim for compensation for the injury and associated pain, suffering and way it affected your life.

You can also look to recover any financial losses you have incurred as a result of the accident which might include medication, private treatment, additional costs to attend medical appointments and loss of earnings.

Depending on when the accident happened you may also be able to claim for loss of enjoyment of the remainder of your holiday.

How can compensation help?

Although compensation can’t undo your accident or injury, it can help relieve any financial hardships that have happened as a result. This could include:

  • Loss of earnings for any time you had to take off to recover
  • Any specialist therapies,  treatments or medications
Trusted expertise

As expert solicitors focusing on serious injury, medical negligence, mental capacity and education, you can trust us to get the best results for you.

We know how hard it is to deal with the harm you or a loved one has suffered. We’ll support you with empathy every step of the way.

We can help you on a no win no fee basis, meaning you don’t need to worry about funding legal costs

Our support doesn’t end after a claim. We can help you with your financial affairs after settlement and introduce you to charities and organisations that might be able to help you going forward.

Choosing an international personal injury lawyer

Making an international injury claim can be tough, especially with all the complex rules and strict deadlines laid out by the courts in other countries. But an international personal injury law firm like Enable Lawcan help to navigate these complexities and get your life back on track.

  • Experience – We are an international personal injury law firm with the expertise to deal with the most complex personal injury claims from abroad. We’ve conducted personal injury claims in many countries.
  • Language capabilities – Foreign language capabilities allow us to investigate efficiently. Our multilingual options also mean we can approach hospitals for medical notes, police and courts for accident reports in the local language, and check what we’ve received is correct.
  • Support – Making  a claim isn’t about money – it’s about putting your life back together. That’s why we fully support you in achieving the best results from your accident abroad claim.

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Accident abroad compensation FAQ’s

This very much depends on the injuries you sustain and the country where the accident occurred. Speak with one of our international personal injury law experts  to find out more.

Yes, time limits will vary from country to country so it is important to speak with an experienced accidents abroad lawyer as soon as possible.

You don’t necessarily need travel insurance in order to make a personal injury claim following an accident on holiday.

The length of time it takes to pursue a claim will depend on many factors including  the severity of the injuries you have sustained, the country where the accident happened and the type of claim you are pursuing.

You may be able to pursue a claim even if the accident was partially your fault but you may have to accept a reduction in the amount of compensation you can expect to recover.

Depending on the type of claim, you may be able to seek compensation for these losses. It is important to discuss matters with your international personal injury law expert to find out more.

Depending on the reason why your claim was denied, it may be possible to make an appeal. Again, it is important to discuss your options with your international personal injury law expert.

Accident abroad claims can be complex and it is important to seek expert legal advice at an early stage in order to discuss the most appropriate options available to you.

This depends on the complexity of your claim and will vary from case to case. Your international personal injury expert will be able to give you more information when you discuss your potential claim with them.

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