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A Guide To Holiday Excursion And Activity Personal Injury Claims – How To Claim Compensation For A Holiday Excursion / Activity Accident?

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 and do 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 have been injured or made 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.

Holiday activity injury claim

Holiday activity injury claim

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 that is based in Great Britain and 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 compensation you could receive and will provide you with an excellent holiday accident solicitor to handle your claim.

Call us today on 0800 073 8804 today, 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.

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A Guide To Holiday Excursion And Activity Accident Claims

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 have to 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 accident abroad international personal injury claim, whether or not you could make an online accident claim and what holiday injuries are commonly caused by organised activities or excursions. We have included an accident abroad compensation calculator to help you estimate how much compensation you could earn. We will also explain the benefits of making a no win no fee claim.

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.

What Is A Holiday Excursion Or Activity?

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 take part 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 a walking tour or city tour, wine tasting, or dance lessons.

I Was Injured On A Holiday Excursion What Should I Do?

If you experienced an injury abroad, what to do? Of course, if you are seriously injured, or suffering from a serious holiday illness, your first 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.
  • 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 are involved in 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 trying to get you to admit liability for your injuries, in which case you would lose your right to claim.
  • Speak to people who witnessed 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 is recorded accurately in their accident log book. If you are injured or made ill on a package holiday, then you should also report your accident to your tour operator as soon as possible.
  • Keep the receipts of any purchases you have to make in relation to your injuries. You could claim the cost of these expenses back as special damages. They also may be able to be used as evidence to support your claim.

Top Destinations Visited By British Holidaymakers

A 2017 survey found that these are the most popular travel destinations for visitors from the UK:

  1. Spain.
  2. France.
  3. Italy.
  4. Republic of Ireland.
  5. USA.
  6. Germany.
  7. Portugal.
  8. Poland.
  9. Netherlands.
  10. Greece.

Accidents Which Could Happen On A Holiday Excursion Or Activity

We will now look at the ways in which you could become injured because of an accident during an excursion or activity on holiday. We will cover some common accidents here, so if you have had an accident that we haven’t listed, you could still be entitled to claim. As long as your injury or illness was serious enough that you missed three or more days off work, you could be able to claim compensation.

Accidents On A Guided Tour, City Tour Or Walking Excursion

Guided tours and city tours are a popular way 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, it is likely that the party at fault will be the local council or private landlord that manages the pavement, rather than the walking tour provider.

If you have been injured on a guided tour or city tour, call Legal Expert today to enquire about making a holiday accident claim for a walking excursion, city tour or walking tour.

Allergic Reactions During Food Tasting Activities

Food tastings and wine tastings are a fun way 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 provided in your food. If you are not provided with the right information about allergenic ingredients during a food tasting and you suffer from an allergic reaction to food as a result, you could be entitled to claim compensation because of the food tasting illness that this caused.

Call Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to claim compensation for a food tasting illness. If you are entitled to claim, we will provide you with the right personal injury solicitor to handle your claim, as soon as possible.

Swimming, Watersports And Activity Accident Claims

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 if proper precautions are not taken. Accidents that could happen during swimming or water sports activities include slides at water parks being overloaded, accidents happening in a pool if there are not proper safety signs, or tragic accidents happening in the ocean if there are no signs warning people of rip tides.

If you have been injured 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 are entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. If you could claim, we will provide you with the right holiday accident claims solicitor to handle your accidents abroad international personal injury claim.

Snorkelling Accidents Or Diving Accidents

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 do not 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). If you have been injured because of a diving or snorkelling accident on holiday, call Legal Expert today to enquire about making a personal holiday activity accident compensation claim. If you have the right to claim, one of our holiday accidents claims solicitors will start working on your claim right away.

Quad Bike Accidents

Unfortunately, you may have a quad bike accident on holiday, or driving accident on holiday, if you take part in a quad biking activity where proper standards of health and safety have not been upheld. For example, instructors may not be properly qualified, or the vehicles may not have been properly maintained. If you are driving a quad bike on a pre-prepared track, you could also have an accident if the track has an obstacle or obstruction in the way.

If you have been injured in a driving accident or quad bike accident that was not your fault on holiday, call Legal Expert today, to see if you could start your claim today .

Climbing Accidents

Climbing is a fun adventure sport that tests your strength, courage and agility. Ofcourse, it is a lot safer to climb as part of an organised group, then on your own. Therefore, many people take the opportunity to take part in organised climbing activities led by an instructor, when they go on holiday. Unfortunately, if the activity provider does not uphold their duty of care, this could lead to avoidable climbing accidents taking place. Negligence that could cause climbing accidents could include: not checking that the safety equipment is fit for purpose and not using instructors that are properly trained.

If you have been injured in a climbing accident because of negligence on the part of someone else, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Call Legal Expert today, to get started on your holiday activity accident claim.

What Could I Claim If Injured In An Activity Or Excursion On Holiday?

If you make a successful holiday excursion accident claim, or holiday activity accident claim, you will be awarded a compensation package which will include general damages and special damages. We will now look at what these are in more detail below.

General Damages

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 as a result of their injuries.

Special Damages

If you make a personal injury claim, you could also claim back any expenses that you experienced as a result of your injuries or illness, as part of your claim. Below are some examples of what you could claim:

  • Travel expenses.
  • Medical expenses.
  • Mobility equipment and home adaptation expenses.
  • At home care expenses.
  • Loss of income expenses.

Holiday Accident Claims Calculator

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 quotation that is personalised to you.

Type of injury sustainedSeriouness of the injuryAward bandingComments and notes
Hand injuriesModerate£5,110 - £11,640These injuries could include crushes and penetrating wounds.
Wrist injurySingle injury - uncomplicated Colles' fractureIn the region of £6,510Single injury - uncomplicated Colles' fracture
Fracture of the forearmSimple/ single level£5,810 - £16,830Forearm bone fracture.
Arm injuryLess severe£13,720 - £28,060Whilst there may be impaired function, there will be no need for surgery or disbaility.
Leg injuriesModerate£24,340 - £34,370Moderate levels of injury to the leg or legs.
Knee injuriesModerate£13,010 - £22,960Moderate levels of injury to your knee or knees.
Eye Injury (transient)Transient£1,930 - £3,460The claimant should fully recover within in quite a short amount of time.
Eye injuryMinor injuries£3,460 - £7,650A minor injury to the eye could have been caused by something penetrating the eye.
Loss of sight (single eye)Single eye£43,200 - £48,080The claimant will have lost the use of an eye.
Brain damage or head injuryMinor head injury upto very severe brain damage£1,940 - £354,260There 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 our clients the option to make 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 do not win your accident abroad no win no fee claim, 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.

Contact Legal Expert Today

To find the right holiday accident solicitor to handle your holiday activity or excursion compensation claim, call Legal Expert today using the number we have provided. 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.

Useful Links

How Much Compensation For An Accident Whilst On A Package Holiday? – Package holiday accident claims.

Holiday Accident Abroad Claims Guide – How much compensation could you be eligible to claim for an accident on holiday?

How Much Can I Claim If I Am Injured On A Cruise Ship? – Cruise ship personal injury claims.

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