Holiday Accident Claims In Barcelona – How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Personal Injury?
‘Personal injury’ is a term that encompasses a whole host of injuries and incidents. If you turn on the television and see an advert for personal injury compensation, you will probably witness an incident such as a car crash or a slip or trip. Because of this, a lot of people tend to think that these are the only sorts of incidents you can make a claim for. But, that is certainly not the case!
To give further clarity, let’s take a look at some examples of injuries and incidents that can lead to accident claim. Please note, that the following is merely a handful of examples…
- Slips, trips and falls
- Motorbike accidents
- Sporting accidents
- Medical negligence
- Car crashes
- Product liability incidents
- Food poisoning
- Cycling accidents
- Passenger incidents
- Hit and runs
- Swimming pool accidents
- Uninsured driver claims
- Beauty treatments gone wrong
- Medical negligence
- … And much, much more!
As you can see, there are a whole host of different incidents that can lead to an accident claim. Unfortunately, there is no telling when one of these incidents could happen either. For some people, they come at the worst time, i.e. when they are on holiday!
In this guide, we are going to take a look at holiday accident claims in Barcelona specifically. If you have been visiting this popular Spanish hotspot and you have suffered an illness or injury in Spain, we can help you to get the compensation you deserve at Legal Expert. You can reach us on 0800 073 8804. But before you give us a call, make sure you continue reading to find out everything you need to know about these claims.
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- A guide to Barcelona accident claims
- What you should do after an accident in Barcelona
- Information for emergency services in Barcelona
- Healthcare in Barcelona
- Barcelona personal injury claim time limits
- Claims for accident or injury on a package holiday in Barcelona
- Barcelona accident and injury claims we can help with
- Claims for accidents at a hotel in Barcelona
- Food poisoning and illness compensation claims
- Injuries from falls in Barcelona
- Road traffic accidents and car crashes in Barcelona
- Can I use a solicitor in the UK for a Barcelona accident claim?
- No win no fee solicitors for holiday accident claims in Barcelona
- Start your claim
- Useful links
Essentially, for you to make holiday accident claims in Barcelona you need to be able to prove that you have suffered an injury. And, you need to be able to show that you have suffered this injury because someone else has made an error or act negligently. It does not matter whether you were walking or cycling, whether you were at the hotel or at a public place, so long as you can prove someone else caused the accident.
Aside from this, the only other thing you need to note is that the incident must have occurred within the time limit. This is something we will discuss in more detail in the guide. We will also tell you everything else you need to know about making such a personal injury claim in Spain. This includes information regarding what you should do after an accident in Barcelona, choosing the right health insurance coverage, and information for emergency services in Barcelona. We will also discuss the different sort of claims you can launch, from road traffic accident claims to claims for a lift accident in Barcelona, as well as giving you an insight into the service we provide.
There are a number of things you need to do after an accident in Barcelona. This includes the following:
- Get professional medical attention – It is vital to see a doctor. Obviously, you need to do this for your health, but it also pivotal when it comes to your case. If you do not see a medical professional, you will struggle to claim compensation for a holiday accident, as there will be no solid proof of your injuries and suffering.
- Inform the company that is responsible – You should also make an official complaint to the company in question. This will prove that you have gone through the official channels and made a note of what has occurred and your suffering. This will help you later down the line when it comes to building your case.
- Contact your insurer – Not only do you need to launch a complaint with the company that is to blame but also you need to make sure that your insurer is aware about the situation.
- Get contact details – It is likely that there were some witnesses if you were involved in an accident in Barcelona, and, therefore, you are advised to get the contact details of anyone that saw the accident.
- Hire a No Win, No Fee solicitor – If you take a look on the Internet, you will see that you have an abundance of solicitors to choose from. However, it is vital to choose with care, as this person is essentially going to have your compensation in their hands. Choosing a No Win, No Fee solicitor is a must, as you are only going to need to pay legal fees if your case is a success if you go down this route, and this means you are protected money-wise. At Legal Expert, all of our solicitors who deal with holiday complaints are No Win, No Fee.
- Keep proof of expenses – Last but not least, you need to keep proof of any expenses you have incurred as a direct result of your injuries. This includes the likes of travel costs, loss of income, prescription expenses, counselling costs, and childcare expenses. You will be able to claim for these as special damages.
Before you go to Barcelona, it is important to make note of all of the emergency service numbers should you need them. The emergency dial is 112 in Barcelona.
Here are some other useful telephone numbers you may need:
- Weather information: +34 906 330 003
- Road information: +34 900 123 505
- City hall: +34 93 402 70 00
- Consumer helpline: +34 901 30 03 03
- Lost property: 010
Each country has a different healthcare system, which is why it is always advisable to take out comprehensive travel insurance before your trip to make sure you are covered irrespective of the eventuality. In Spain, you will be able to use your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which will give you access to state healthcare at a lower cost or sometimes free. This is only the case for necessary treatment whereby professionals have deemed that it cannot wait until you get back to the UK. While the EHIC does not cover those travelling for the purpose of getting medical treatment, it does cover you if you have a pre-existing condition.
Unfortunately, you do not have all of the time in the world to make a personal injury claim. Generally, the sooner you claim, the better, so you can make sure you don’t miss any deadlines. The table below showcases the various time limits based on the circumstances of your illness or injury.
|Time Limit||Injury or Illness Information|
|1 year||An illness or injury sustained in Spain during a trip that was booked privately, i.e. not via a tour operator in the UK.|
|2 years||An illness or injury sustained in Spain during a flight that was booked privately, i.e. not via a tour operator in the UK, to or from the following airports:
- Barcelona-El Prat airport, Barcelona
- Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport, Madrid
- Pamla de Mallorca Airport
- Other Spanish airports serving international destinations
|3 years||An illness or injury sustained on a flight to or from Barcelona, in a hotel, or during an activity or excursion that was pre-booked, whereby the vacation was booked through a package tour operator in the UK.|
In the former paragraph, you may have noted that there is a longer time limit when it comes to UK package holidays. Some of the companies offering package holidays to Barcelona include the following:
- Thomas Cook
- Jet2 Holidays
- On The Beach
- British Airways
The reason there is a longer time limit is because you are covered by the Package Travel Regulations.
Here at Legal Expert, we are delighted to have the experience and expertise to be able to help personal injury victims with a wide range of claims. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault while in Barcelona, we can help you to get the compensation you deserve. Read on to discover more about some of the most common types of illnesses and injuries sustained while in Barcelona.
There are many different ways that someone could suffer an illness or an injury. They could have slipped on a floor in the lobby that was wet and not marked properly. They could have come down with an illness because of a chemical imbalance in the pool. They could have contracted food poisoning because of something they ate in the hotel. They could have suffered injuries because of being hurt during an assault. No matter what has happened, if you have been injured and you feel the hotel you were staying in and you believe the company is to blame, you will certainly be eligible for compensation and we can help you to secure it.
Food poisoning is one of the most common illnesses suffered during a holiday. Food poisoning is not usually serious. However, there have been occasions whereby people have sustained life-threatening symptoms because of it, so you do need to be cautious. Some of the most common food poisoning symptoms are as follows:
- Feeling generally unwell
- A high temperature
- Stomach cramps
- Being sick
There are lots of different reasons why food poisoning can occur. Some of the most common, though, are as follows:
- Food is eaten after its ‘use by’ date
- Food is not reheated or cooked properly
- Food is handled by someone who has not washed their hands
- Food is not stored correctly
- Food is handled by someone who is unwell
- Food is left out for too long
We can help you to secure holiday sickness compensation in Barcelona.
There are many different ways a slip, trip or a fall can occur in Barcelona. Some people are walking along the street minding their own business when they stumble because of a crack in the pavement. There are then those that slip on an unmarked wet floor in a hotel, taking a nasty tumble that causes injuries.
When it comes to making this type of claim, establishing responsibility is the most important thing. To do this, you need to consider where you fell, for instance, if you hurt yourself in a public place, then you are going to be covered by public liability. But, don’t stress, as this is something your solicitor can assist you with. However, it’s important to know that the key to your case is showing that someone else is responsible for your suffering. You certainly won’t be able to make a claim if you fell over because of sheer clumsiness.
Aside from this, you must have seen a doctor for your injuries if you want to have any chance of securing compensation. After all, if you don’t, how are you going to prove that you were injured? Your doctor will provide a professional medical report and this will be used when determining how much compensation you are entitled to.
Road traffic accidents happen on a daily basis throughout Spain. In most cases, victims suffer minor injuries and make a quick recovery, with whiplash being the most common result of an accident on the road. Nonetheless, irrespective of whether your injuries are major or minor, if the incident in question was not your fault you will be entitled to compensation.
The sheer scope of claims involving road traffic accidents in Barcelona and indeed around the world is truly shocking. The following is a mere handful of examples…
- Car crash in Barcelona
- Passenger injury claims
- Untraced driver cases
- Uninsured driver cases
- Pedestrian injury claims
- Motorcycle injury claims
- Cases involving cycle injuries
- Bus or coach accidents
- … And much, much more!
You can also claim if you have been injured while in a taxi in Barcelona or if you were on a coach that crashed. So long as the incident was not your fault, you can claim. Give us a call today for more information.
Even though your claim happened abroad, we can still help and you do not need to use a Spanish lawyer for a claim in Barcelona. We can provide lawyers that cover Barcelona accident claims from right here in the UK.
There are many different incidents that can lead to people making an accident claim in Barcelona. If you have suffered any type of incident that was not your fault, one of the things you need to do is choose a high quality solicitor. Read on to discover why it is advisable to go for a solicitor offering a No Win, No Fee service.
No time wasting
You can be sure that a No Win, No Fee solicitor will not waste your time. They have nothing to gain by taking on your case if it is no strong. Holiday claims solicitors who charge by the hour may take on any case simply for the money. However, a No Win, No Fee solicitor is influenced by the outcome of the case.
No money needed to begin your claim
You do not actually need any money to start with making your accident claim. This is one of the huge hurdles associated with a traditional service – the cost of consultations and such like. However, you do not need to worry about this with a No Win, No Fee solicitor.
Financial risk minimised
Financial risk is lowered dramatically if you go for a No Win, No Fee service. The amount of money you pay is based on the outcome of your case. Therefore, you can be sure you won’t experience that nightmare scenario where you lose your case and you lose a significant amount of money as well.
Last but not least, you are guaranteed a much better service if you go for this type of payment structure. As the solicitor is influenced by the outcome of your case, you can be sure that he or she will be doing all in their power to guarantee that it is a success.
Call us today for more information on No Win, No Fee holiday complaints.
Top hotels and attractions in Barcelona
Some of the best hotels in Barcelona are as follows:
- Soho House Barcelona
- Majestic Hotel & Spa
- H10 Cubik
- Almanac Barcelona
- Casa Camper Barcelona
- H10 Metropolitan
- H10 Casa Mimosa
- W Barcelona
- Casa Bonay
- El Palace Hotel
- Hotel Bagues
- Grand Hotel Central
You may have been injured or fallen ill here or anywhere else in Barcelona, but whatever the location, we should still be able to help.
Some of the best attractions in Barcelona are as follows:
- Sagrada Familia
- Park Guell
- La Rambla
- Casa Mila
- Camp Nou
Again, it doesn’t matter whereabouts you were in Barcelona when injured. We can help you.
Have you been injured as the result of an accident that was not your fault in Barcelona? No matter what type of situation has occurred, if the accident in question was not your fault, there is every chance you will be entitled to compensation. You simply need to get in touch with Legal Expert and we will handle your accident claim for you.
Legal Expert is one of the leading claim companies in the UK. We have been successfully helping personal injury victims for many years now. We have plenty of experience in all types of Barcelona holiday accident claims, and so you know you are in safe hands when it comes to making your accident claim. No matter what type of injury you have suffered, you can be sure we have the capabilities to get you the full amount of compensation you deserve.
One of the best things about choosing us when making your accident claim is the fact that all of our solicitors we provide work on a No Win, No Fee basis. This presents many advantages for you to take advantage of. Firstly, you do not need any money to begin your claim. If that wasn’t enough, financial risk is minimised dramatically, as the payment structure is entirely different when contrasted to using a traditional solicitor. This ensures you benefit from a much better quality of service and you can be confident that our solicitors will only take on your case if they think you have a good chance of getting compensation. They won’t waste your time.
If you are still feeling unsure about the service we provide all you need to do is take a look at the reviews on our website. You will see that we have an impeccable reputation in the industry. Or, if you are ready to get started, give us a call today on 0800 073 8804. This is our personal injury claims line, which is open seven days per week. Our advice is free and all conversations are fully confidential.
We hope that you have found this guide useful while searching for more information on holiday accident claims in Barcelona. However, if you need more information, the details below should be helpful.
British Consulate General Barcelona
The Consulate in Barcelona provides services to Britons in Andorra, Aragon and Catalonia.
Avda Diagonal 477-13
Tel: (+34) 93 366 6200
The NHS on Accidents in Barcelona – When it comes to providing health and travel information, this page from the UK NHS should be very useful. It gives all the details of the information you’re likely to want to know.
If you have booked your holiday on a package holiday find out how to claim.