Holiday season is upon us – the time of year when many of us get to go on that much anticipated trip we have been planning for what feels like months. So, what happens when the unthinkable happens and you are involved in an accident through no fault of your own which leaves you with an injury?
In this article we will be discussing how to claim for an injury in a hotel abroad. Equally the same guidelines apply to hotels in the UK. When you travel abroad and stay in a hotel, it is the responsibility of the hotel owner to ensure that your health and safety is of the utmost importance.
Sadly, this is not always the case and accidents take place causing injury or even worse, death. If the owner is responsible for the accident in the hotel then you are eligible to claim compensation from them.
Russell Worth Solicitors are a leading personal injury firm that has the skills, expertise and tenacity to make a successful claim for compensation against a hotel owner in a foreign country, or the tour company through which you booked your well-earned holiday.
When dealing with foreign judicial systems, the process for claiming can get pretty complex but our accident abroad staff are here to make the task of claiming easy for you. What can you do to help?
After the accident has happened
The moments after an accident has happened are critical to the potential success of a claim being made. Critical evidence needs to be collected to bolster your cause, which include:
- Photos of the incident, including what caused it.
- Details of any eye witnesses including name, telephone, email and postal address.
- A copy of the accident book entry – you should ensure that the incident is recorded in the accident book at the hotel and the owners are informed of the accident; and
- Ensure you contact a solicitor as soon as possible after the incident as there are strict time limits surrounding the application to claim. Speak to our friendly staff now on 0800 028 2060 for a free, no obligation consultation.
Keep a look out for future holiday articles. Next month we will be discussing illness outbreaks abroad.
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