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Holiday Accident Claims In Dubai And The United Arab Emirates Guide – How Much Compensation Can I Claim? – Personal Injury

Holiday accident claim Dubai

Holiday accident claim Dubai

Injuries occur on a daily basis, and they happen all over the world. Fortunately most tend to be minor. However, some can have lifelong effects. No matter what has happened to you, if you have been the victim of an injury that was not your fault, you could be eligible for personal injury compensation. This is the case irrespective of whether you have been injured in the UK or anywhere else in the world, such as Dubai and the United Arab Emirates. In this guide, we will take a look at holiday accident claims in Dubai and holiday accident claims in the UAE, in particular. Here at Legal Expert, we can help you to make a claim no matter where in the world you have been injured. You can reach us on 0800 073 8804. However, do not call us right away. Make sure you read on to discover everything you need to know about these claims first.

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A guide to accident claims in Dubai and the UAE

Over one million British people visit Dubai alone each year now. If you have been injured while you have been visiting Dubai or any other part of the UAE, there is a very high chance that you will be entitled to accident abroad compensation and this guide reveals everything you need to know about making a claim.

There is nothing more devastating than experiencing an injury whilst on vacation, especially if it occurred at the beginning of your stay! People spend all year saving for their holiday abroad, and thus it’s definitely disappointing when something goes wrong. However, if your injury occurred through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim compensation.

A lot of people fail to make a compensation claim when they are entitled to. When it comes to travel accidents, one of the main reasons why this is the case, is because accidents occur in many different forms. Therefore, many individuals dismiss their case without exploring further. Nevertheless, from the contraction of diseases, to water-sports or skiing injuries, to car accidents – the list is endless, and all incidents can result in a successful compensation claim.

To find out more about holiday accident claims in Dubai and holiday accident claims in the UAE, read on. You will find details on everything from claiming for a road accident abroad to being injured at a Dubai hotel.

What to do if you are injured or become ill whilst in Dubai and the UAE

Injury abroad what to do now? No matter what type of injury you have sustained, there are steps you should take for all claims. These are as follows…

  1. Get Details

Whilst on the scene it is imperative to get the contact details of the person that caused the incident. You will need their name, telephone number and address. You will also need any other relevant information, such as their registration plate or their insurer. Moreover, if there were any witnesses, it is a great idea to get their details as well. Witness statements will really help to strengthen your case.

  1. Take Photographs

This is not applicable to all cases. Nonetheless, if there is evidence of damage, such as damage to your car or the street, then it is wise to take some photographs for evidence.

  1. See A Medical Professional

You then need to make sure you get medical treatment. Of course it is imperative to ensure you look after yourself properly. However, seeing a doctor is also vital for your case. If you fail to do so you will not be able to claim, as there will be no proof of your injuries.

  1. Report the incident

Report the accident or illness to a tour company, or package holiday company, their representative and to the relevant authorities where appropriate. Contact your travel insurance provider as quickly as possible to report the circumstances.

  1. Keep proof of expenses

Last but not least, it is vital to keep proof of expenses, such as travel costs. You will be able to claim for these when you make your compensation claim.

Contacting the emergency services in the UAE and Dubai

If you have been injured while you are in Dubai or the UAE, it is likely that you are going to need to contact the emergency services. You may need an ambulance, for example, or you may need to get in touch with the police if you have been injured due to criminal activity or because of a dangerous road traffic accident. Below, you can see the numbers for some of the important emergency departments in Dubai.

  • 922 for water failure
  • 911 for electricity failure
  • 996 for coastguard
  • 997 for fire department
  • 998 for ambulance
  • 999 for police

Important information for British visitors accessing healthcare in Dubai

If you are planning to visit Dubai, you need to understand the healthcare in the country and your access to it, ensuring you are protected while visiting this part of the world. As per the UK Government recommendations, you are advised to visit your health professional between four and six weeks prior to your trip. This is to determine whether any preventative measures for required, for example, vaccinations. You should also look for country-specific information online before you travel. The good news is that the standard of the healthcare facilities in the UAE can be compared with the UK. However, if you do not have any travel insurance, you may not be able to access healthcare facilities without paying large fees. This is why it is of paramount importance that you have the right travel plan.

The legal system in Dubai and personal injury claim time limits

It is important to understand that the legal system in Dubai is very different to the legal system in the United Kingdom. This is why it is so important to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows how to navigate this legal realm. This is something you do not need to worry about with Legal Expert.

Accident, Injury or IllnessTime Limit
If your holiday was booked through a tour operator who are based in the UK.3 years
Illness or injury on a privately booked flight, flying to or from an international airport in Dubai or the UAE2 years

Injury or sickness claims in a package holiday to Dubai

There are a number of different tour operators in the United Kingdom that provide package holiday deals to Dubai. This includes the following:

  • TUI
  • Emirates Holidays
  • Virgin Holidays
  • Thomas Cook

If you have booked a package holiday to Dubai, you are covered by the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

As per these regulations, for your holiday to be protected by the law in question, the following needs to be true:

  • Your package holiday was wither offered for a sale in the UK or sold in the United Kingdom
  • Your package holiday was sold at a price that was inclusive, which means there was one price for everything
  • Your package holiday covers a period of a minimum of 24 hours or it has included overnight accommodation
  • Your package holiday incorporates at least two of the following:
    • Accommodation, for example, a villa or a hotel
    • Transport, for example, a ship or airplane
    • Other tourist services, for example, excursions and tours

Types of holiday accident, illness, or injury compensation claims in Dubai we can assist with

In the next section, we are going to take a look at some of the most common injuries, illnesses and accidents that can happen in Dubai. However, please note, no matter how common or rare your accident is, we will be happy to take on your case for damages for personal injury in Dubai if the incident was not your fault.

Dubai hotel accident, injury, and sickness claims

Accidents are distressing at the best of times, but this is even more so the case when your vacation has been interrupted because of an incident that has resulted in injuries for yourself, especially if it has occurred at the beginning of your holiday.

There are many different types of incidents and injuries that can happen on vacation and lead to a personal injury cases, including the likes of car accidents, skiing injuries, water sport injuries, contraction of diseases as well as travel incidents, involve anything from boats and buses to trains and airplanes.

Here at Legal Expert, we have experience in all of these types of personal injury compensation claims, and all you need to do is give us a call and we will start the process of getting compensation for you. You may have a million questions running through your head right now, with the most pressing being whether you are eligible for a payout. Essentially, the most important thing is that you are able to prove that someone else has caused your suffering. You certainly won’t be able to make a claim if you have brought the injuries on yourself.

Claims for food poisoning in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates

Food poisoning can be extremely dangerous in some instances. If you have sustained food poisoning you could be entitled to claim for the restaurant or food place in question.

Food poisoning and holiday sickness abroad can happen if food…

  • Is eaten after its ‘use by’ date
  • Is handled by someone who has not washed their hands or is ill
  • Is left out for too long
  • Is not stored properly
  • Is not cooked or reheated thoroughly

Here are some of the most common food poisoning symptoms:

  • Feeling generally unwell, for example, having chills or feeling tired
  • A high temperature of 38C or above
  • Stomach cramps
  • Being sick
  • Diarrhoea
  • Feeling sick

Injuries caused by falls in Dubai and the UAE

You would find it difficult to locate a person that has never fallen over something or slipped on something before. Yet, most of us are lucky enough to come out of these situations unharmed. If you have experienced a slip, trip or fall that has resulted in an injury, you may be entitled to compensation, so long as the accident was not your fault.

There are many different scenarios and incidents that can result in slips, trips and falls. From broken pavements to tripping while boarding the plane to unmarked wet floors, the situations vary. If you are to make a successful personal injury claim all you have to prove is the following…

  • The slip, fall or trip happened because of someone else’s error or negligence
  • The incident occurred within the past three years
  • You saw a medical professional as a result of your injuries

Sporting activity compensation claims

When going on holiday, a lot of people like to engage in sports and other activities. Some of the most popular activities in Dubai are as follows:

  • Swimming with dolphins
  • Watersports
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Skydiving
  • Spearfishing
  • Motorcycling
  • Quad tours

It is important to make sure all activities are well regulated and that the activity and provider would be covered by your travel insurance.

If you have been injured in a sporting activity and it was not your fault, you will be able to make a claim.

Dubai road traffic accident compensation claims

Sadly, road traffic accidents are not an irregular occurrence. Every day people suffer because of incidents on the road.

So, how do you know whether you have the basis for a personal injury claim for a Dubai car accident? The main factor is establishing responsibility. You need to show that someone else caused the accident and, therefore, they are responsible for your injuries. There are many ways in which an accident in hire car abroad can occur, such as:

  • Driving too fast
  • Failing to look properly
  • Using a mobile phone
  • Driving recklessly
  • Ignoring road signs
  • … And much, much more

If you can prove that someone made an error while driving that resulted in the incident that occurred, then you will have a very strong chance of getting compensation for a car accident with foreign vehicle.

Do I have to use a solicitor based in Dubai to make a claim?

Even though your accident has happened in another country, this does not mean that you need to use a solicitor in Dubai or the UAE in order to claim. In fact, you can use a solicitor that is based in the United Kingdom, and that is where we come in. The great thing bout claiming today is that the Internet has made it easy to handle holiday compensation claims over email. This means you can choose a solicitor based on their experience and track record, rather than being forced to choose a solicitor based solely on where they are located.

No win no fee Dubai tourist accident compensation claims

If you have sustained an injury that was not your fault, you are likely to be feeling somewhat stressed and upset. You will obviously want to make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to. Nonetheless, a personal injury claim can seem like another unwanted hassle. Yet, if you opt for No Win, No Fee accident abroad claims, you can be sure this is not the case. Read on to discover the top four benefits associated with a No Win, No Fee service…

  • No time wasting – First and foremost, one thing you can be sure of with No Win, No Fee claims is that solicitors will only take on your case if they believe you have a good chance of getting compensation. They aren’t going to waste your time, especially as there is no gain in doing so for them.
  • No money needed to begin your claim – You don’t need any money to start your case. This is usually one of the main hurdles for people when using a traditional service, yet you need not worry about it when using a No Win, No Fee solicitor.
  • Financial risk diminished – One of the main concerns when going down the traditional route is the potential financial implications if you were to lose your case. You would have spent all of that money on solicitors’ fees and such like only to end up with no compensation. Is this something you can really afford? The financial risk is nowhere near as big with No Win, No Fee Dubai holiday compensation claims.
  • Better quality service ­ – Last but not least, the three points that have just been mentioned come together to ensure you benefit from a much better service. The personal injury solicitor in question is going to be effected by the outcome of your case and so you can be certain it will get his or her full attention.

At Legal Expert, all of our provided Dubai covering solicitors work on a No Win, No Fee basis, so why not give us a call today?

Top biggest cities in UAE

Dubai is the biggest city in UAE, with a population of 3,031,293. After this, the other cities in the UAE, in order of size of population, are as follows:

  • Abu Dubai
  • Sharjah
  • Al Ain
  • Ajman
  • Ras Al Khaimah
  • Fujairah
  • Umm al-Quwain

Start your claim

There are a number of reasons why you should choose us for holiday accident claims in Dubai and holiday accident claims in the UAE. This includes the following:

  • No Win, No Fee Service – All of our Dubai covering provided solicitors work on a No Win, No Fee basis. There are many benefits associated with this. Firstly, you will not need any money to begin your claim. Secondly, the financial risk associated with a traditional service is eliminated. Thirdly, you can be confident you will benefit from a better level of quality. And finally, you can be confident that we will only take on your case if we believe you have a good chance of getting compensation. We will not waste your time.
  • Experience – We have helped tons of people with their No Win, No Fee You can be confident that there is no one better to handle your case, as we will have handled plenty of other compensation cases just like yours many, many times before.
  • Proven Track Record – All you need to do is read the reviews that have been left by our previous clients to be sure that this is the case. These are readily available on our website. You will see that we have an impeccable reputation in the industry.
  • Legal Helpline – Last but not least, we have a legal helpline available for you to use, and our advice is available free of charge. If you have any queries regarding your personal injury claim Dubai, all you need to do is give us a call. This helpline is available every day of the week. You can be certain there will always be someone available to provide you with the assistance you need. So, what are you waiting for? Call us on 0800 073 8804 today.

Useful links

We hope you have found this guide useful. However, if you require more information, the links and contact information below may be of assistance.

British Embassy United Arab Emirates

British Embassy Abu Dhabi
Khalid bin Al Waleed St (Street 22)
PO Box 248 Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Tel: +971 2 610 1100

Web: www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-embassy-abu-dhabi

Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 7:30am to 2.30pm (local)

NHS guide to healthcare outside the European Economic Area – This should give you more information on what you can access outside of the EEA

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