Accidents on Holiday

Accidents on holiday are not uncommon. They can occur whilst travelling to your destination, whilst staying in your accommodation, or whilst participating in activities on your holiday. Unfortunately, dealing with the consequences of accidents on holiday can be quite difficult, particularly if the holiday was abroad.

Travel insurance

It is essential that all holidaymakers heading abroad for their holiday obtain comprehensive travel insurance. The most important thing that travel insurance must cover is medical expenses. Medical expenses in a foreign country can accrue very quickly when you are not covered by their local health insurance or national health system.

The first thing to do in response to an accident on holiday is to contact your insurer. They may have specific procedures you must follow in order to ensure that the incident is covered by insurance. They may provide funding for medical expenses and also for emergency accommodation and other consequential losses, such as cancellation fees for any parts of your holiday you have to forego as a result of the accident.

Personal injury solicitors

If the accident or injury sustained is significant, you may wish to contact a personal injury solicitor for legal advice. This is because, even if you think your insurance policy should cover the incident, you may find that a legal battle ensues and the insurance company declines to cover the incident for some reason. There are many loopholes and exceptions contained in insurance policies, and it is easy to fall foul of them. By contacting a personal injury solicitor ahead of time, they can peruse your insurance policy terms and ensure that you are handling the situation appropriately to ensure coverage.

If it turns out that your insurance policy does not adequately cover the loss you suffer, your personal injury solicitor may advise you to take private legal action to recover compensation for your suffering and losses.

It can be difficult to make a legal claim for compensation abroad, so do ensure that your personal injury solicitor is experienced with making claims in the foreign country. Some law firms have solicitors based in several countries, which can provide many advantages.

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