A Guide To Holiday Excursion And Activity Personal Injury Claims – How To Claim Compensation For A Holiday Excursion / Activity Accident?
By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 16th August 2021. Welcome to our holiday excursion personal injury claims guide. Excursions and organised activities could be a fun part of any holiday. They often give you the chance to try a new sporting activity or visit a famous landmark that you’ve always wanted to see. Often hotels or tour operators organise excursions or activities for guests or partner with excursion and activity providers.
Unfortunately, accidents could happen on excursions and organised activities when proper health and safety standards have not been upheld. This could have a short to long term effect on your mobility, health and quality of life. Becoming injured on holiday could also ruin your trip. If you suffer an injury or fall ill because of negligence on the part of an activity provider or excursion provider, you could make a holiday activity accident claim or holiday activity excursion claim for compensation.
Whether you were injured because of a diving accident, swimming accident, water park accident, quad bike accident, cycling accident, driving accident, climbing accident, suffered an allergic reaction during a food tasting activity or were injured on a guided tour or city tour, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Trust Legal Expert to provide you with the right holiday accident claims solicitor to handle your claim.
We are a well-respected personal injury law firm based in Great Britain. Our personal injury solicitors could handle your holiday injury claim in this country or overseas. If you experienced a holiday injury in this country, or an injury abroad, what to do? Call Legal Expert today for your free holiday excursion accident claims or holiday activity accident claims consultation. After speaking to you in detail, one of our advisors will be able to determine whether or not you have the right to make a personal injury claim for your accident. We will then estimate how much personal injury compensation you could receive and provide you with an excellent holiday accident solicitor to handle your claim.
Call us today on 0800 073 8804 for legal advice to see how much compensation you could claim. If you are entitled to claim compensation, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer who will start working on your claim right away. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and handling your holiday excursion personal injury claims.
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- A Guide To Holiday Excursion And Activity Accident Claims
- What Is A Holiday Excursion Or Activity?
- I Was Injured On A Holiday Excursion; what Should I Do?
- Top Destinations Visited By British Holidaymakers
- Accidents Which Could Happen On A Holiday Excursion Or Activity
- Accidents On A Guided Tour, City Tour Or Walking Excursion
- Allergic Reactions During Food Tasting Activities
- Swimming, Watersports And Activity Accident Claims
- Snorkelling Accidents Or Diving Accidents
- Quad Bike Activity Accidents
- Climbing Accidents
- What Could I Claim If Injured In An Activity Or Excursion On Holiday?
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Becoming injured on holiday could be a distressing experience. Not only do you experience the pain, suffering and loss of amenity that your injuries could cause, but being injured abroad or away from home could also make things a lot more difficult. If you travel on a package holiday (a holiday where flights and hotel are included in one purchase), your tour operator will have a duty of care towards you as a customer when flying, staying in your hotel or during any organised activities or excursions which are included in your package, or purchased as add ons. If you travelled on a privately booked holiday and booked your holiday activity or excursion separately, the providers of these activities will also have a duty of care towards you, as their customer.
A duty of care means that the holiday activity or excursion provider must take every possible precaution to protect the health and safety of customers whilst engaging in their activities. This could mean ensuring that activity instructors are well trained, that equipment is checked regularly to ensure it is up to a proper standard, and that control measures are put in place to negate the possibility of any environmental hazards. If a holidaymaker is injured because the provider neglected their duty of care towards their customer, the provider could be held accountable for any injuries caused and pay the injured party compensation.
In this guide to making a holiday excursion accident claim or a holiday activity accident claim for compensation, we will advise you on what options you have if you have been injured abroad. This will include how to start an international personal injury accident abroad, whether or not you could make an online accident claim, and what organised activities or excursions commonly cause holiday injuries. We have included an accident abroad compensation calculator to help you estimate how much compensation you could earn. We also explain the benefits of making No Win No Fee holiday excursion personal injury claims.
Remember, if you have been injured during an organised holiday activity or excursion because of an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Call Legal Expert today, and if you have legitimate grounds to make a holiday accident claim, one of our excellent holiday accidents claims solicitors will start working on your claim right away.
Taking part in an excursion or organised activity is often a fun way of experiencing your holiday destination. An excursion is usually an organised visit to a tourist attraction or place of interest, or series of places, that lasts a day. This could be to see a monument such as the pyramids in Egypt or a day tour of a string of mountain towns or fishing villages. Excursions are usually on a coach with a guide but may involve free time where participants explore as they please. Similarly, many holidaymakers also participate in organised activities, which are activities led by an instructor or host. These could be adventure sports such as kayaking, horse riding or diving. Organised activities may also be cultural events, such as walking or city tours, wine tasting, or dance lessons.
If you experienced an injury abroad, what to do? Of course, if you are seriously injured or suffering from a serious holiday illness, your priority should be finding the appropriate medical treatment. But there are also steps to take to collect evidence that your holiday accident solicitor or holiday illness claims solicitor may use to support your claim. We will look at what you could do to support your personal injury claim below:
- As well as getting the right medical treatment, if you have a medical assessment, your doctor will write a medical report, which may be used as evidence of your injuries. The medical report could also be used to value how much your compensation claim is.
- Take photographs of your injuries. Include a date stamp if possible.
- Take photographs of the hazard that caused your injuries or illness. Include a date stamp if possible.
- If you have a road traffic accident, take down the details of the other vehicle and contact details of the other driver. Do not sign anything given to you by the other driver or an insurance company or lawyer representing the other driver, as this could be a way of getting you to admit liability for your injuries, in which case you would lose your right to claim.
- Speak to people who witness your accident and take down their contact details. They may be able to provide evidence during your case.
- Report your accident to the activity provider as soon as possible and ensure it records accurately in their accident log book. If you suffer an injury or illness on a package holiday, report your accident to your tour operator as soon as possible.
- Keep the receipts of any purchases you have to make about your injuries. You could claim the cost of these expenses back as special damages. Both of these could form the evidence to support your holiday excursion personal injury claims.
A 2017 survey found that these are the most popular travel destinations for visitors from the UK:
- Republic of Ireland.
We will now look at how you could suffer an injury because of an accident during an excursion or activity on holiday. We will cover some common accidents here, so you could still claim if you have an accident that isn’t here. As long as your injury or illness is serious enough that you miss three or more days off work, you could be able to claim compensation.
Guided tours and city tours are popular ways to see a destination while learning more about it from a knowledgeable guide. Unfortunately, accidents could happen on a walking tour, such as slips, trips, and falls, if a participant trips on a broken paving slab or another obstruction on the floor. If this happens, the party at fault will likely be the local council or private landlord that manages the pavement rather than the walking tour provider.
If you suffer an injury on a city tour, call Legal Expert today to enquire about making a holiday accident claim for a walking excursion, city tour or walking tour. Regardless of the environment or circumstances, if the evidence is there, you could file holiday excursion personal injury claims,
Food tastings and wine tastings are fun ways to sample and learn about the local cuisine.
If you suffer from a food allergy, any food provider, be it a restaurant, cafe or food tasting activity provider, must be able to provide you with accurate information about any allergenic ingredients in your food. If you don’t receive the right information about allergenic ingredients during a food tasting, you suffer from an allergic reaction to food. As a result, you could claim compensation because of the food tasting illness.
Call Legal Expert today to see if you could claim compensation for a food tasting illness. If you can claim, we will provide you with the right personal injury solicitor to handle your claim as soon as possible.
Swimming is a fun activity which many people enjoy on holiday. However, different swimming environments such as pools, waterparks and, of course, the sea may all have their own inherent risks without proper precautions. Accidents that could happen during swimming or water sports activities include slides at water parks due to overloading, accidents happening in a pool without proper safety signs, or tragic accidents happening in the ocean if there are no signs warning people of rip tides.
If you suffer an injury on holiday because of a swimming accident, water park accident or a watersports accident injury that was not your fault, call Legal Expert today to see if you could claim compensation for your injuries. We will provide you with the right holiday accident claims solicitor to handle your accidents abroad international personal injury claim if you could claim.
Many people enjoy the opportunity to go snorkelling or diving in the ocean when they go on a beach holiday. Unfortunately, both activities have inherent risks, and snorkelling accidents or diving accidents could occur if activity providers don’t properly uphold their duty of care towards participants. This could include providing faulty equipment, not having properly qualified instructors, or not conducting a proper risk assessment (for example, taking a diving party out to sea when weather conditions are not suitable). Call Legal Expert today if you suffer an injury because of a diving or snorkelling accident on holiday. To discover how to claim, one of our holiday accidents claims solicitors will start working on your claim right away.
Unfortunately, you may have a quad bike accident on holiday or a driving accident on holiday if you take part in a quad biking activity where proper health and safety standards don’t apply. For example, instructors may not have full qualifications, or the vehicles could have poor maintenance. Furthermore, you could also have an accident if the track has an obstacle or obstruction.
If you suffer an injury in a driving accident or quad bike accident, call Legal Expert today. And they can see if you could start your holiday excursion personal injury claims today.
Climbing is a fun adventure sport that tests your strength, courage and agility. Of course, it is a lot safer to climb as part of a group than on your own. Therefore, many people participate in official climbing activities under an instructor when they go on holiday. Unfortunately, if the activity provider doesn’t uphold their duty of care, this could lead to avoidable climbing accidents. This could include not checking that safety equipment is suitable for purpose and not using instructors with full training.
If you suffer an injury in a climbing accident because of negligence on the part of someone else, you could claim compensation. Call Legal Expert today to begin your holiday activity accident claim.
If you make a successful holiday excursion accident claim, you could receive a compensation package. This would include both general damages and special damages. We will now look at what these are in more detail below.
General Damages For Holiday Excursion Accident Claims
The general damages portion of a compensation package is the main part and usually the largest. General damages compensate the victim for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity they experience.
Special Damages For Holiday Excursion Accident Claims
If you make a personal injury claim, you could also claim back any expenses that you experience. Below are some examples of the potential special damages for your holiday excursion personal injury claims:
- Travel expenses.
- Medical expenses.
- Mobility equipment and home adaptation expenses.
- At home care expenses.
- Loss of income expenses.
You may use our personal injury claims calculator to estimate how much compensation you could receive for your excursion injuries. Alternatively, call us today for a personal quotation.
|Type of injury sustained||Seriouness of the injury||Award banding||Comments and notes|
|Hand injuries||Moderate||£5,110 - £11,640||These injuries could include crushes and penetrating wounds.|
|Wrist injury||Single injury - uncomplicated Colles' fracture||In the region of £6,510||Single injury - uncomplicated Colles' fracture|
|Fracture of the forearm||Simple/ single level||£5,810 - £16,830||Forearm bone fracture.|
|Arm injury||Less severe||£13,720 - £28,060||Whilst there may be impaired function, there will be no need for surgery or disbaility.|
|Leg injuries||Moderate||£24,340 - £34,370||Moderate levels of injury to the leg or legs.|
|Knee injuries||Moderate||£13,010 - £22,960||Moderate levels of injury to your knee or knees.|
|Eye Injury (transient)||Transient||£1,930 - £3,460||The claimant should fully recover within in quite a short amount of time.|
|Eye injury||Minor injuries||£3,460 - £7,650||A minor injury to the eye could have been caused by something penetrating the eye.|
|Loss of sight (single eye)||Single eye||£43,200 - £48,080||The claimant will have lost the use of an eye.|
|Brain damage or head injury||Minor head injury upto very severe brain damage||£1,940 - £354,260||There are a very wide variety of different forms and severities which could affect the head or the brain.|
No Win No Fee Holiday Activity Accident Claims
At Legal Expert, we know how stressful and expensive becoming injured on holiday may be. That is why we offer an accident abroad No Win No Fee claim for compensation. This means you could make your accident abroad international personal injury claim without paying an upfront fee. Instead, your holiday accident claims solicitor will only charge you a fee if you win your claim. In the unlikely event that you don’t win, you won’t have to pay us a penny. Call Legal Expert to see if you could make a No Win No Fee claim today.
To find the right holiday accident solicitor, call Legal Expert today. Alternatively, use our online accident claims form. If you have the right to claim compensation for your holiday accident abroad, one of our excellent holiday accidents claims solicitors will start working on your claim as soon as possible.
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Holiday Excursion Personal Injury Claims FAQs
Is there a time limit on personal injury claims?
Yes, you must file your claim within 3 years after the accident.
How long do holiday sickness claims take?
They usually take between 10-14 months, though some could take as long as 3 years.
Do personal injury claims go to court UK?
They do, though most cases settle out-of-court before a trial is necessary.
Should I accept the first offer of compensation?
No, because almost every claimant receives another offer later on.
What are the stages of a compensation claim?
These are the initial consultation, a letter of claim, building evidence, the medical assessment, negotiations and receiving a settlement.
Can I claim for food poisoning on holiday?
Yes, so long as you can prove that the food poisoning happens during your excursion.
What happens if I reject a settlement offer?
This means you can’t accept the offer later on, but you could accept other offers.
How long does it take to receive compensation?
This generally happens within 14-28 days.
Thank you for reading our holiday excursion personal injury claims guide.