Day Tour Personal Injury Claims – How Much Could You Claim?

Have you been injured on a day tour? Are you wondering the day tour personal injury claims process works? This article will explain what is a day tour and how accidents could happen in this scenario. We’ll also look at the duties of the tour officer, how much personal injury compensation you may be able to receive and how our expert solicitors can help.

Day tour personal injury claims

Day tour personal injury claims

You’re owed a duty of care when taking part in an organised day tour. This means that someone else has a responsibility for your safety. If this responsibility is ignored, this could result in an accident in which you’re injured.

If you have sustained an injury on a day tour and wondering what steps to take next then our advisors are available to offer free legal advice, possibly connecting you with one of our No Win No Fee lawyers if they determine that your claim is valid.

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  1. What Are Day Tour Personal Injury Claims?
  2. Accidents That Could Happen On A Day Tour
  3. What Are The Duties And Responsibilities Of A Tour Operator?
  4. What Should You Do After A Day Tour Accident?
  5. Day Tour Personal Injury Claims Calculator
  6. Why Choose Us For Day Tour Personal Injury Claims?

What Are Day Tour Personal Injury Claims?

Day tour personal injury claims can be made if you’ve been injured as the result of a breach of duty of care on a day tour. You cannot claim for any injury you sustain on a day tour; it must have been caused by the negligence of the party in control. 

Negligence is where someone owes you a duty of care, and this is breached. A duty of care is a responsibility someone has towards you to keep you safe.

When you take part in a day tour, you’re owed a duty of care by the tour operator. Similarly, if you’re a tour guide, your employer owes you a duty of care. We’ll look at what this means a bit further on in this guide. 

If you have any more questions about making a claim, speak with one of our advisors today. They can offer you free legal advice and, if you have a valid claim, could connect you with one of our solicitors to work on your claim.

What Is A Day Tour?

A day tour is often a trip tourists take to a destination or attraction. For example, you could take a hiking day tour, a food tour, or a trip to an excursion such as a castle or museum. 

If you book a day tour as part of a package holiday, it could fall under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018. This means that, if you book a package holiday and you’re injured as a result of negligence on a day tour, you can claim against the company you booked the holiday through instead of the individual excursion operator. 

Accidents That Could Happen On A Day Tour

There are many possible scenarios on a day tour which could lead to an accident and result in your injury. These might vary depending on the kind of tour you go on. Some examples include:

  • Slips, trips and falls. These kinds of accidents can happen in a number of different ways. For example, you might be on a walking tour that should have been postponed because of poor weather but that went ahead anyway, and you slip on wet rocks causing you to fall and sustain a broken arm.
  • Food poisoning. Some day tours involve food, for example, you may be taken to a cooking class or on a tour to try different kinds of local cuisine. If food preparation standards are not sufficient, you could experience food poisoning as a result.
  • Accidents involving equipment. Some excursions that you partake in as part of a day tour might involve equipment. For instance, you may need to travel in a boat if taking part in watersports or be strapped to a harness if you’re rock climbing. If this equipment is not fit for use or well-maintained, then you could be injured as a result.

If you suffer an injury whilst participating in an activity on a day tour, we encourage you to get in touch with our advisors for free and relevant legal advice. They can help you understand the day tour personal injury claims process and advise you whether you have a valid claim. 

What Are The Duties And Responsibilities Of A Tour Operator?

A tour operator on a day tour has a duty of care to the people taking part in the tour. Furthermore, if you’re working for a day tour company, you’re owed a duty of care by your employer. 

All employers owe a duty of care to their employees, which is outlined in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. It states that they need to take reasonably practicable steps to ensure the safety of their employees. For example, they should provide appropriate personal protective equipment such as helmets and padding when supervising physical activities. 

When you’re in a public place, you’re owed a duty of care by the occupier according to the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. The occupier should be someone with control over the space, but they don’t need to actually occupy it. They need to take steps to reduce the risk of injury to members of the public who use the space.

The Activity Centres (Young Persons’ Safety) Act 1995 states that all activity providers who organise activities for under 18s must have a license to prove that they follow safety standards. This is regulated by The Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA). 

Contact our advisor today if you were injured due to a third party’s negligence. They can help you with the day tour personal injury claims process and can understand if your claim is valid. 

What Should You Do After A Day Tour Accident?

After sustaining an injury on a day tour, you may wonder about the next steps you can take. We suggest contacting our advisors as they can explain how the claims process works, and the specific things you can do to strengthen your claim.  

Evidence is an important part of making a claim. Some examples of evidence you could collect include:

  • Medical records – Seeking medical attention will generate a record that you can use in support of your claim. 
  • CCTV footage – Collect any CCTV footage that shows the accident taking place.
  • Photographs – Take pictures of your injury and the accident site for context.
  • Witness details – Take witness details so a legal professional can collect statements at a later date. 

Contact our advisors today on what evidence can be used to support day tour personal injury claims. 

Day Tour Personal Injury Claims Calculator

In successful day tour personal injury claims, you will receive general damages; this is compensation covering the harm and suffering caused by your injury.

The Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) outline guideline compensation brackets for general damages, and is used to value the general damages head of your claim. The brackets are split up based on the type and severity of the injury.

We’ve used some of the brackets from the latest edition of the JCG, released in 2022, to create the table below: 

InjuryCompensationNotes
Paraplegia

£219,070 to
£284,260
Paralysis from the waist down.
Elbow injury (a)£39,170 to £54,830A severely disabling elbow injury
Arm injuries (c)£19,200 to £39,170There may be considerable disabilities but a substantial degree of recovery has been made or will be made.
Arm injuries (d)£6,610 to £19,200Simple fractures of the forearm.
Chest injury (d)£12,590 to £17,960A simple injury such as a single penetrating wound causing some permanent damage but no long-term effects.
Wrist injury (d)£6,080 to £10,350Where the injured person recovers from their wrist fracture or soft tissue injury over 12 months but is nearly complete except for minor symptoms.
Wrist Injury (e)In the region of £7,430A simple Colles' fracture.
Illness/damage resulting from non-traumatic injury, e.g. food poisoning (iii)£3,950 to £9,540Where the poisoning causes substantial discomfort, cramps, bowel functionality problems and fatigue. Admission to a hospital may occur.
Illness/damage resulting from non-traumatic injury, e.g. food poisoning (iv)£910 to £3,950The injured person may have disabling pain, cramps and diarrhoea persisting for a short period of time.
Minor eye injury (h)£3,950 to £8,730Minor injuries resulting in initial pain and temporary vision impairment.

Additionally, you may be eligible to receive special damages. This part of your settlement compensates you for the costs accrued over the course of your injury as well as your associated recovery. Examples of these damages can include:

  • Loss of earnings and future income
  • Child care costs
  • Travel costs to and from medical appointments 
  • Adaptations to your home or vehicle

Contact our advisors today for more information on what compensation you may be able to receive in day tour personal injury claims. 

Why Choose Us For Day Tour Personal Injury Claims?

You might find the prospect of pursuing personal injury claims alone to be daunting. We encourage you to get in touch with our advisors if so. They can deem whether your claim is legitimate and may put you in contact with one of our No Win No Fee solicitors. 

No Win No Fee is an umbrella term that encompasses Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA). Hiring a CFA lawyer costs nothing and you don’t pay anything to them as they work on your case. 

Your CFA lawyer will take a small, legally-capped success fee from your compensation if your claim succeeds. If you lose your claim, you don’t pay for their services. 

If you would like the help of our solicitors then get in touch with our advisors today by: 

Holiday And Activity Injury Claims

Please see our other useful articles:

Food Allergy Claims Solicitors Guide – How To Claim Food Allergic Reaction Compensation?

I Had An Accident at Work – Is My Employer Liable?

A Guide To Holiday Excursion And Activity Personal Injury Claims

Or the external links provided:

How to know if you’ve broken a bone

Statutory Sick Pay guidance 

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents – Watersports safety 

For more information on day tour personal injury claims, get in touch with our advisors today. 

Written by Easton

Edited by Stocks

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