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An introduction to accidents abroad

With an unprecedented numbers of people travelling to foreign countries on their vacation each year, we are helping more people than ever to claim compensation for accidents or illness abroad that were not their fault.

If you believe that you have suffered an injury of any kind as a result of an organisation or an individual not acting within their duty towards you as a fellow human being, please give us a call on 0800 028 2060 or complete our Online Claim Assessment and we will talk you though your options in a free, no-obligation manner.

Why it pays to seek professional advice

Law is a complex topic enough. With every country having it’s own legal system and culture, it really does make sense to leave it to the professionals. Nearly all accident abroad claims are funded by what is known as a no win no fee agreement (conditional fee agreement), whereby we only deducted a fee for running your case if we win it. All of this will be explained up front, so you know exactly what to expect.

Some countries, the UK included, have strict timeframes for making a claim.

Get in touch now for your free consultation, if only to put your mind at rest. Our friendly claim handlers are waiting to take your call – 0800 028 2060. Or alternatively claim online.

What types of accidents abroad can we help with?

What to do after an accident abroad

After any accident, it is important to gather as much evidence against the opposition in order to give yourself the best chance of successfully claiming.

Any necessary photos should be taken, details of witnesses including names, phone numbers and email addresses.

You should report the accident to the hotel owner, business owner or travel representative at the time of the accident, and where appropriate, ensure that the accident is reported in the accident book.

Be sure to keep all receipts, tickets and any other documentation pertaining to your accident including taxis to the doctors or hospital, flights, medical receipts etc, as these may be used as evidence and as part of the case for claiming compensation abroad.

Accidents Abroad and the Rome II Regulation

The Rome II legislation that came into force on 11th January 2009 assists in the issue arising from conflict of law between two European Union (EU) countries on non-contractual issues.

The Rome II regulation states that the law shall apply based on the following list of priority:

Where necessary, Russell Worth will work on your behalf to come to a mutual agreement with the vested parties, on the law that will apply to the case.

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For your free Claim Assessment please call us now on 0800 028 2060 or complete our Online Claim Assessment.



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