Accidents Abroad – Personal Injury Compensation for Birmingham Residents
When you are abroad, be it on business or on holiday, the last thing you want to happen is to suffer an injury. Unfortunately, these things do happen and if they do, you are entitled to make a personal injury claim provided the accident that resulted in the injury was not your fault. An accident can take place at any stage from being in the air or at sea to your hotel or on an excursion. Some of the more common accidents suffered abroad are as follows:
Make a Claim in Birminghamfor an Accident Abroad
You can make an accident abroad personal injury claim because airlines, tour operators, employers, foreign drivers, hotels and so on all owe a duty of care. If you suffer an injury because of their negligence then you are entitled to make a claim against them. Making an accident abroad injury claim can be difficult as you have to ensure you receive medical attention and gather sufficient evidence in a foreign language and culture in addition to the fact that your claim may also be subject to the laws of the country where the accident happened. This is why you should ensure that you use the services of an experienced personal injury solicitor, who will help you to bring a claim on a no win no fee* basis.
If you go abroad as part of a packaged holiday then you have greater security and protection. Claimants who have suffered an injury abroad as part of a packaged holiday can bring a claim against the tour operator in the uk.
Regardless of what type of trip you are on you should, wherever possible, try to gather as much evidence on your accident as possible. This will usually include taking photographs, writing down the details of any witnesses so they can be contacted at a later date and seeking medical attention.
Contact our Expert Accidents Abroad solicitors** for Birmingham & the West Midlands
There are time limits for bringing a claim and therefore you should seek the advice of our personal injury solicitors for Birmingham as soon as you return to the UK.
Call us on 0800 083 8358. Or if you prefer you can also contact us online for more information.