Holiday Accident Claims

As international transport links for holiday makers and business people continue to expand each year, it's no surprise accidents abroad are becoming more commonplace.

If you’ve had an accident or become unwell in a foreign country while on a package holiday, you may be able to claim compensation for your pain, suffering and financial losses.

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That’s where Slater Heelis comes in. As one of the leading personal injury departments in Manchester and the North West of England, our firm is renowned for dealing with claims of this nature quickly and effectively.

Our expert holiday accident solicitors draw on years of experience when validating and pursuing claims relating to an injury or illness that could have otherwise been prevented. We understand the stress and trauma involved with an accident abroad, which tends to be heightened even further because the people involved are not close to home.

Determining the nature of an accident abroad

First, we always establish whether a person is entitled to make a claim under the Package Travel regulations. This may apply to a wide range of excursions, such as package holidays, hotel stays, school trips, business trips and anything else that involves travel and accommodation.

In most cases, it is the duty of the individual or business responsible for providing the trip to ensure that their guests are not exposed to the risk of suffering illness or injury. This is a standard responsibility which, if breached, can mean that the person affected is due to be compensated for any injuries, illnesses or financial losses reasonably incurred. This applies both to the individual and other members of their party.

Is my accident abroad claim valid?

Having worked closely with our clients on hundreds of successful claims relating to an accident abroad, our solicitors know the best manner in which to pursue any given claim. We commonly deal with injuries on holiday that may have resulted from a slip, trip or fall, or from an accident whilst on a physical excursion or sporting trip. We are also well-versed in making claims for clients who suffer food poisoning after dining in their hotel or in other restaurants.

If you have suffered an accident abroad yet remain unsure whether it qualifies for a claim, we recommend that you get in touch with an expert legal advisor immediately. In the event that your claim is validated, we can help to secure medical expenses, transport costs and compensation for having your time abroad cut short.

What our clients say about us…

“Slater Heelis has given myself kind words and sensible unreserved advice to my many questions which has, without a doubt, sped up the progress, thus reducing costs, a refreshing change and very much appreciated. You are indeed a credit to your profession.”
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