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Holiday Accident Claims In Corfu – How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Personal Injury?

Personal injury compensation is not something we tend to give a lot of consideration to until we find ourselves in the position whereby we need to make a personal injury claim.

Holiday accident claims in Corfu

Holiday accident claims in Corfu

The thing about accidents is you never know when they are going to happen, which means such an incident could quite easily ruin the holiday you have been saving up for all year.

For this reason, we have put together a quick guide on making such a claim if you have been injured while on holiday Corfu. Read on to discover everything you need to know…

Can I make a claim? There are many different instances that result in successful holiday accident claims in Corfu. This includes everything from car crashes, to product liability cases, to motorbike accidents, to swimming pool accidents, to slips and trips, to food poisoning, to accidents on the beach… the list continues! In order to make a claim you need to be able to prove the following…

  • The accident occurred because of someone else’s error or negligence
  • You received professional medical attention for your injuries
  • The accident happened within the past three years

What can I claim for? Well, you will of course be able to claim for the injury itself, i.e. the suffering you have experienced. However, you can also claim for any expenses you have encountered as well. This includes everything from medication and loss of earnings, to care and assistance, to travel expenses and hospital visits.

Here at Legal Expert, we will help you to secure the maximum amount of compensation that is available for the injury you have sustained. We have many years of experience when it comes to holiday accident claims. You can reach us on 0800 073 8804 any day of the week. But first, read on to discover everything you need to know about making a holiday accident claim.

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A guide to Corfu travel and holiday compensation claims

There is no denying that Corfu is an exceptionally popular tourist spot for Brits. Most people visit Corfu and have a great time. However, there are occasions whereby people end up being injured or suffering an illness through no fault of their own. If this has happened to you, it is vital you get the compensation you deserve. This guide will reveal everything that you need to know about doing so. This includes information on the steps you should take if you have been sick or injured abroad. We will also go over the different types of claims that are often made for holiday accident claims in Corfu, from food poisoning on holiday and Corfu sea gardens holiday illness compensation claims to slips and trips. Aside from this, you will find information on the service we provide, our contact details, and important emergency contact information for those in Corfu.

What should you do if injured or sick abroad?

If you fall ill while you are in Corfu, there are a number of things you should do. Here is a list to refer to:

  • See a medical professional – You cannot expect to make an accident claim in Corfu if you have not seen a doctor for your injuries. It is imperative to be professionally diagnosed, as the medical report will be one of the most vital pieces of evidence. It will show what injuries you have suffered and what treatment you have had.
  • Keep proof of expenses – Have you suffered expenses because of the injury you have suffered? This can be anything from treatment costs, to loss of income, to childcare expenses. You will need to keep proof of these costs if you are to claim however. So don’t throw away your receipts!
  • Get witness contact details – It is always a good idea to get the contact details of anyone that witnessed the accident. Their statements could prove to be pivotal when it comes to making your accident claim in Corfu.
  • Get in touch with your insurance company – You will also need to inform your insurance company about the situation so it is important to get in touch with them as soon as possible.
  • Choose a high quality solicitor – It is so important to have a high quality solicitor on your side. If you choose Legal Expert, this is something you do not need to worry about. All of our solicitors are qualified and boast extensive experience. They all work on a No Win, No Fee basis and we will match you to the best one for your unique requirements.
  • Claim as soon as possible – Last but not least, the sooner you claim the better. There are several reasons why this is the case. Firstly, there is actually a three-year time limit on all personal injury cases. Moreover, the longer you leave it the more difficult it will become. The details will not be fresh in your mind and you will struggle to get your hands on witness statements and such like.

Useful numbers for contacting the emergency services in Corfu

Before you head to Corfu, it is important to jot down all of the phone numbers you may need while you are there. The emergency number here is 41000.

There are some other numbers you may find useful. This includes the following:

  • Tourist Office – 30625
  • Airport 38694 / 30180 / 38079
  • Hospital – 88200
  • Traffic police – 39294
  • Tourist police – 39503 / 30265
  • Police – 39509 / 41203 / 38661

You can also head to the British Consulate website for more information, and you will find contact details for this at the end of the guide too.

Hospitals and general healthcare in Corfu

You can use your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to access emergency healthcare while in Corfu. If you do not have an EHIC, head to the UK government website to make your free application. The EHIC will give you access to treatment that is deemed a necessity, i.e. medical professionals state you cannot return home for treatment because it is too much of a risk. If you experience a health emergency, dial 166. Emergency treatment is free in public hospitals to all nationalities. It is important to note that while there are high stands of healthcare in Greece, the public health service is badly underfunded.

Corfu holiday accident and personal injury claim time limits

One thing a lot of people do not realise is that there is a time limit on personal injury cases in Corfu. This is why it is important to claim sooner rather than later. You do not want to run the risk of missing the deadline. Refer to the table below to get a better understanding regarding the different limits that are in place for accidents that have happened in Greece.

Limitation DateIllness or Injury Circumstances
3 yearsThis is the standard limit. It is for cases whereby a UK-based tour package company was used to book your trip.
Up to 5 yearsThis is for trips that have been booked privately, i.e. not package vacations.
2 years where strict liability provisions apply, otherwise 5 yearsRoad traffic accidents
2 years from the date the injured passenger disembarkedMaritime accidents
3 yearsRailway accidents
2 yearsWhere the injury has happened on a flight to or from a Greek airport, including Corfu – Ioannis Kapodistrias Airport

Package holidays to Corfu, what can I claim compensation for?

The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 are in place to protect anyone that has been injured while enjoying a package holiday in Corfu. These regulations were drawn up to help people secure package holidays compensation while on these vacations because they have made the travel company responsible for any foreign suppliers or excursion companies, which was not the case before. This has made it a lot easier for people in the UK to claim when they have been visiting Corfu on a package holiday deal. If you are unsure as to whether your holiday is a package one or not. To classify as this type of break, your deal must include at least two of the following: travel, accommodation, and/or excursions/trips/activities.

Claims our holiday accident solicitors can handle

Here at Legal Expert, we are delighted to handle a wide range of personal injury cases. We have helped many people to get the compensation they deserve when they have been injured on holiday. It does not matter what type of accident has taken place, if it was not your fault, we are going to work as hard as possible to get you the compensation you deserve. Below, we will take a look at some of the most common claims made by people that have gotten ill or been injured while in Corfu. Please note that this list is not inclusive. Therefore, if you have suffered an injury that is not on the list, you will still be able to make a claim.

Hotel accident, injury, or illness claims

You will be able to make a claim against your hotel company if you have been injured while staying there. There are lots of different ways that a hotel accident, injury or illness can occur. You may have suffered Corfu food poisoning after eating in one of the hotel restaurants, for example, or you could have contracted a disease due to improper chemical balance in the swimming pool. Other injuries can be caused due to falling objects, as well as cracks in the pavement. The list is endless!

How to claim compensation for food poisoning in Corfu

Food poisoning is unpleasant to say the least. While most people suffer minor symptoms over the course of a few days, some people have had life threatening symptoms. Either way, we can help you to secure holiday injury compensation. Food poisoning can happen in different ways, from eating food that has not been stored properly to eating food that has not been cooked properly. You will need to try and secure proof that the restaurant in question is to blame.

Slips and falls on the stairs or elsewhere on holiday

Slips and falls can happen anywhere, from boarding or disembarking the flight to your hotel. Of course, you may also slip while in a public place or while enjoying an activity. If the slip or fall did not happen through carelessness and you believe someone else is to blame, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Sporting and water sport activity injury claims

Water sports are very popular amongst Brits visiting Corfu. You need to make sure all activities are well regulated and that the activity and provider are covered by your travel insurance. If you have, however, you have been injured because you have been given the incorrect equipment or information, for example, you should find that it is relatively straightforward to make a claim.

Road traffic accidents and car crash claims in Corfu

It is a sad fact that road traffic accidents in Corfu occur regularly. Often people end up injured when they have not been at fault for the incident happening. This can be anyone from a passenger, to a pedestrian to another driver. Have you been the victim of a road traffic accident that was not your fault? If so, you should definitely think about making an accident claim for Greece RTA compensation.

There are an unbelievable number of various incidents and injuries that can lead to a road traffic accident claim in Corfu. The following is a mere handful of examples – untraced driver claims, motorbike accidents, car crashes, passenger injury claims, hit and runs, bicycle injuries and much more.

Are you wondering whether you have the basis for a successful claim for a car accident in Corfu? The type of incident you have experienced is not the main issue when determining whether you have a case. You actually have to be able to prove the following three statements to be true…

  • The accident was not your fault. It happened because someone else acted negligently or made an error.
  • You received professional medical attention as a result of your injuries.
  • The road traffic accident happened within the time limit on all personal injury cases.

Can you prove these three statements to be true? If so, you should definitely proceed with making a car accident claim in Corfu.

Do you need to use local lawyers or solicitors?

A lot of people assume that they are going to need to use a lawyer that is based in Corfu, or at least Greece, in order to make a claim for something that happened on holiday here. However, this is not the case. You are able to use a UK-based lawyer and it won’t have a negative impact on your service. In fact, it is likely to be a lot easier for you, as you won’t have any trouble communicating with your lawyer about the case. Here at Legal Expert, we have helped many people to make claims for incidents that have happened overseas.

No win no fee travel accident and injury claims

When making an accident claim in Corfu, one of the most important things you need to do is choose a good solicitor. One of the biggest mistakes individuals make nowadays is going for a traditional solicitor as opposed to a No Win, No Fee solicitor. Keeping that in mind, read on to discover more about the various disadvantages that are associated with using a traditional personal injury solicitor when making a personal injury claim.

Financial Risk

First and foremost, one of the negatives associated with using a traditional solicitor is the financial risk you will put yourself at. You will have to pay a significant sum of money for the solicitor’s services. What happens if you do not win your case? You will have spent all of this cash and will essentially have nothing to show for it.

Huge Costs

Traditional holiday compensation solicitors tend to charge large amounts for their service. The initial consultation will be costly enough. Because of this, a lot of people never make an accident claim when they would be entitled to compensation simply because they cannot afford to pay the amount required to meet with the solicitor in the first place. We would not like this to happen to you, so you do need to know about the alternative way to claim.

No Accountability

There is no accountability when it comes to this type of service. The solicitor will receive the same amount of money irrespective of whether they win or lose your case. Because of this, you cannot be one hundred percent sure that the solicitor is going to dedicate the amount of time and attention to your case that it deserves.

When you take all of these points into account, it is not hard to see why it is more advisable to go for a No Win, No Fee solicitor instead. If you do this, you will not need any money to begin your case. The payment structure is entirely different, and so there is accountability and financial risk is minimised substantially.

You will be pleased to know that all of our carefully chosen panel of solicitors work on a No Win, No Fee basis, so get in touch with Legal Expert today.

Popular destinations in Corfu

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Begin your travel accident claim today

All you actually need to do is give Legal Expert a call and we will take care of this part for you. We are one of the leading law firms in the United Kingdom and have many years of experience in making personal injury claims and ensuring victims get the compensation they deserve. Simply give us a call on our legal helpline and one of our experts will answer any concerns you have and put you in touch with the best Legal Expert solicitor for your claim specifically.

When making a holiday illness claim with us, you can be sure that we will work on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning you don’t need any money to begin your claim and we will only take on your case if we believe there is a strong chance it will be successful. Call us today on 0800 073 8804 to get started. You can also find further contact information by heading to the contact page on our website. We also have a live chat feature on our website and you can request a free call back too, so you are bound to find a method that is most suitable for you.

Useful links

We hope that this guide has been helpful for you while looking for information on holiday accident claims in Corfu. If you have any further queries or you need some contact details, the information below should be of assistance.

British Vise Consulate Corfu

First Floor, 18 Mantzarou Street

49 100 Corfu

Greece

Tel: +30 26610 300555

Web: Vice Consulate for Corfu

Opening hours: Open to the public by appointment Tuesday to Thursday, 9am to 1pm.

Telephone enquiries: Monday to Friday, 8am to 3pm.

British Embassy Corfu

The British Vice Consultate Website – It is important to know where you can get help when it comes to holiday accidents in Corfu, just like any other country. The government’s website gives you all the details you need to get in touch with the vice consulate along with what services you can expect to receive from them.

NHS advice for medical services in Greece – The NHS are really useful in giving advice to travellers to different countries. This page on Greece should provide you with useful tips to ensure you travel safely and if something were to go wrong you’d know where to get assistance.

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