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Holiday Accident Claims

We are experts in holiday accident and illness compensation claims

Holiday Illness and Accidents

Thousands of people make successful claims every year

For free legal advice do not hesitate to call our holiday accident claim solicitors who will deal with your claim on a No Win No Fee basis.

Our expert holiday claim solicitors have helped thousands of British holidaymakers injured in an accident abroad and in UK hotels and resorts. Types of holiday accident claim:

  • airline accident and injury claims
  • cruise ship accident and illness claims
  • hotel accidents abroad claims
  • UK hotel and resort accident claims
  • road traffic accident abroad claims
  • skiing accidents

Why choose Edwards Duthie Shamash

Unfortunately, every year thousands of people are injured in accidents or taken ill while abroad.  If you or a loved one has been involved in an overseas accident or an accident at home whilst on holiday, as a result of someone else’s fault, then we will be able to help you claim compensation.  We have expertise in handling the following types of claim:

  • road traffic accidents
  • slips, trips and falls
  • accidents at sea
  • skiing and sports injuries
  • serious injuries
  • accidents whilst working abroad
  • accidents on an airline

The above is not an exhaustive list as accidents can happen in a range of circumstances.  Please contact us for assistance in making a claim.

We will handle your claim on a No Win No Fee basis, which means if your claim is unsuccessful you will not be responsible for any legal fees.

How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of compensation that you can claim for any of the above accidents will depend on your individual circumstances.  We will endeavour to recover what is known as general damages, which is an award of money given to you to reflect the type of injury you have sustained and takes in to account pain, suffering, loss of amenity and general inconvenience.  We will also be able to recover special damages which are all those losses and expenses incurred as a direct result of the accident and include:

  • current and future loss of earnings
  • medical expenses, both while you are on holiday and back in the UK
  • care and rehabilitation costs
  • loss of enjoyment from your holiday

Skiing injury claims

Winter sports involve an element of risk, but if you have been injured due to someone else’s mistake, our solicitors will be able to help you make an skiing or snowboarding injury claim. 

Accidents happen for all sorts of reasons including:

  • collisions with out of control skiers and snowboarders
  • inadequate or faulty equipment or machinery
  • improper training from an instructor
Accidents at sea and cruise injury claims

Accidents often happen while getting on or getting off ships.  Passengers and crew can also be injured in any number of ways on board.  If an accident that causes injury is the fault of a ship’s crew or its operator, you could be entitled to compensation. 

Accident abroad claims

Thankfully, much like in the UK, there are usually laws in place to help people injured in accidents overseas.  The law around seeking compensation can differ from country to country, and the procedure may be different depending on whether you were on holiday or working abroad.  In either situation, we have the expertise to help you.  If accidents take place in different countries, then there may be different time limits that have to be adhered to, and we will ensure that you receive sufficient advise in relation to these periods.

Time limits

The time limits for claiming for personal injury compensation differ widely between countries.  Please ensure you contact us as soon as possible after your accident has taken place to make sure your claim is successful.

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