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EasyJet Package Holiday Injury Claims – How Much Compensation Can I Claim?

How Much Could Your EasyJet Compensation Claim Be Worth?

If you have suffered an accident, injury, or illness whilst on a package holiday booked through EasyJet, you could be entitled to make a tour operator compensation claim. At Legal Expert we can help people make an EasyJet compensation claim if they have suffered as a result of an accident which was not their fault on a package holiday booked through the company.

When you book a package holiday are you planning to have an exciting, interesting, or relaxing time with family or friends. No one who has booked a package holiday is expecting to suffer an injury, illness, or the results of an accident whilst abroad. However, these circumstances can happen and if your accident or injury was caused by negligence, you could be entitled to make an EasyJet holidays compensation claim.

All tour operators in the UK have a duty of care to provide their customers and the people they travel with a safe holiday. If any tour operator has been negligent in some way and you have been injured or made ill because of this, you could be eligible to make an EasyJet compensation claim.

As well as being able to claim for injury or illness on your holiday, you can also make an EasyJet package holiday claim if you did not get the holiday that you had expected or paid for. Aside from being able to claim compensation for accidents or injuries, you could also be able to get a refund according to the Package Travel Regulations, 1992. Under UK laws, you are entitled to get the holiday which you booked and paid for. The holiday you take, such as the flights, accommodation and other parts of the package, should match what was advertised in the brochure.

If you have suffered as a result of negligence whilst on a package holiday, you could be entitled to make a package holiday illness claim. Contact us today on 0800 073 8804 to find out how Legal Expert can help you to get the compensation that you could be owed. Read our guide below to find out how to make a successful claim.

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A Guide To Making An EasyJet Compensation Claim

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In the guide below we look at package holiday and tour operator compensation claims made against providers such as EasyJet. The first thing we need to establish is, what an EasyJet package holiday is and how you can make an EasyJet compensation claim.

According to UK law, package holidays are defined as ones which include the combination (or packaging) or two or more of the components listed below at the time of sale. It can also include packages which are sold together at a set or inclusive price. The package will need to cover a holiday period over a day (24 hours) and/ or includes accommodation over one or more nights. The overall individual components which you could make an EasyJet package holidays compensation claim for include:

  • Your accommodation.
  • Flights, Eurostar trains, transfers, or other transport.
  • Other services (such as inclusive entertainment or meals) which make up a large enough part of the total package/ costs.

You should note that even if you bought the different parts of your holiday through different accounts, it could still be considered to be a ‘package holiday’. You can also make an EasyJet package holiday compensation claim if you booked the trip online. If you booked and paid for your flights, hotel (or other accommodation) or entertainment and excursions via the internet at the same time, this may still be considered a package. In the rest of the guide below, we will look at where liability lies in tour operator compensation claims, and how to make a successful EasyJet Holidays compensation claim. We will also show how using a no win, no fee solicitor can help relieve any financial pressures you may be experiencing.

What Injuries Commonly Happen On A Package Holiday?

Some of the most common types of injuries that people suffer when on a package holiday leading to making an EasyJet compensation claim include the following:

  • Slips, trips, and falls leading to a variety of soft tissue or more serious injuries.
  • Sunburns and heatstroke
  • Whiplash injuries caused by road traffic accidents.
  • Gastrointestinal distress, caused by a variety of different circumstances.
  • General broken bones and soft tissue injuries.

What Accidents Commonly Happen On A Package Holiday?

Below are several of the most frequent causes and types of accidents which lead to injuries when on a holiday, leading to claiming EasyJet holidays compensation. These are:

  • Injuries from sports and sporting activities, such as watersports or when skiing.
  • Road traffic accidents caused by problems with rental cars, or with airport transfers.
  • Illness (similar to food poisoning) acquired in swimming pools or in your hotel.
  • Accidents or injuries on boating excursions booked as part of your package holiday.
  • Injuries on other excursions.
  • Food poisoning in your hotel.
  • Slips and trips, or falls.

Liability And Duty Of Care In EasyJet Holidays Compensation Claims

When you buy a package holiday from a tour operator, the purchase acts as a contract between the tour operator and the customer(s). This contract obliges the package holiday provider/ tour operator or organising company with a duty of care to the customer(s)/ traveller(s). This agreement means that the tour company has obligations set out under the 1992 Package Holiday And Tour Regulations. What this means for you as a customer is that you could be able to seek compensation from EasyJet if the tour operator has not carried out the agreed contract as set out. You can make a claim for EasyJet package holiday compensation no matter whether the negligence was the fault of the tour operator directly (in this case EasyJet), or any of their suppliers. This negligence can be seen to break the contract entered into by the two sides.

However, there are circumstances in which the tour operator may not be liable. To find out whether you can make a package holiday claim for EasyJet compensation, talk to Legal Expert today.

Time Limits For EasyJet Package Holiday Compensation Claims

In the UK there is generally a three year period in which you can make a compensation claim. This three year period will generally begin at one to several points. The most common of these is the date of the injury or illness occurring. This could be the date of your injury, accident, or when you developed an illness. However, the symptoms of an injury or illness may not immediately be noticeable. It could be that you acquire an illness or infection which does not develop symptoms until you are back in the UK, or that you do not notice straight away that you were injured in an accident. In these cases, the date that you become aware of your injury or illness is the starting point for the three year period. This is commonly known as the date of discovery. Most EasyJet holiday compensation claims will probably fall into these two categories.

There are also circumstances under which you may have a much longer period to bring your package holiday compensation claim. If the accident, injury, or illness happened to a child (someone under the age of 18) a responsible adult is able to bring a claim for compensation at any time up to the child’s eighteenth birthday. At this point, the child will then have the standard three year period in which to seek compensation from EasyJet (or other package holiday operator) running up to their 21st birthday.

Find out whether having an accident abroad affects how long you have in which to make a compensation claim by contacting Legal Expert today.

EasyJet Package Holiday Compensation For Hotel Accidents And Injuries

There are a variety of common accident and injuries which can happen in a hotel whilst on a package holiday. Below are some of the most common accidents and injuries which can happen in a hotel.

  1. Furniture accidents and injuries: hotels have lots of furniture in your room and public areas of the hotel. Over time, items of furniture can often become damaged or weakened. This may lead to them breaking. Common injuries include sprains, strains, and even fractures.
  2. Swimming pool accidents: swimming pools may not be properly maintained or may not have an attendant or lifeguard. Injuries can also happen if people slip or fall over on wet floors around the swimming pool.
  3. Slips, trips, and falls: there are many things which can lead to slips, trips, and falls. These could include damaged flooring, wet floors can also be a common cause of people falling over. Injuries can range from the mild to the severe.
  4. Burn injuries: people could be burnt with hot food and drinks, electrical items in your room, such as an iron. Burns can also be caused by showers being far hotter than expected.
  5. Physical assaults: it is not a nice thought to have, but tourists can be more vulnerable to assaults and thefts as well as other types of attack. In the worst of cases, people may suffer serious injuries. If you were assaulted by a member of staff, the hotel can be found to be negligent in their duty of care to keep you safe.
  6. Foodborne illnesses: if you have suffered food poisoning you could be eligible to make an EasyJet sickness claim. Food poisoning can be extremely serious and the effects of it may last after you return from your trip. To find out if you can make an EasyJet sickness claim, contact our team today.

When making an EasyJet compensation claim for accidents or injuries in a hotel booked as part of your package deal, it should be noted that the hotel in question could be a partner with EasyJet. This should still not affect your ability to make a claim.

Road Traffic Accidents And Injuries Abroad

Have you been injured as a result of a road traffic accident whilst abroad on a package holiday with EasyJet? If so, you could use a specialist personal injury solicitor to make an EasyJet compensation claim. If you were injured in a road traffic accident during airport transfers operated as part of your deal, you can make both a compensation claim and an EasyJet holiday complaint.

Road traffic accidents do not always happen in cars. You could have been traveling by public transport, or have been hit by a rider on a bicycle or motorbike. As long as you can show that someone else was at fault for your accident or injuries, you could be able to make a compensation claim.

EasyJet sickness Claims For Food Poisoning

Sickness and food poisoning are some of the most frequent and common illnesses or injuries which are suffered by holidaymakers abroad. Food poisoning can be caused by a number of factors such as:

  • Improperly cooked foods and drinks.
  • Improperly stored items of food or drink.
  • Water and/ or foodborne illnesses.
  • Swimming pools.

If you acquired food poisoning from food or drink in your hotel’s restaurant or swimming pool, or other facilities, you could be entitled to make an EasyJet compensation for holiday sickness claim. Hotels owe you a duty of care to ensure that you are not given food or drinks which cause illness or injury. If you have suffered food poisoning and need either EasyJet complaints advice or to make a compensation claim, talk to Legal Expert today.

What Steps Should I Take To Start My Tour Operator Compensation Claim?

When you are ready to begin your EasyJet holiday illness compensation claim, there are several steps that you should take before you give our team a call. You should try to gather as much evidence of your accident, injury or illness as possible.

The first step which you should after an injury or when ill, whether in the UK or abroad, is to get any medical attention that you need. This will serve several purposes. Whilst it will ensure that you are looking after your health, seeking medical treatment will also mean that you have an official record of your injuries or illness. When visiting a doctor or hospital, you should ask the practitioner for a copy of your medical report. This can be used as evidence in your claim. If you have to pay for any medical expenses, you should obtain and keep receipts for this. This is because you could be entitled to claim for these medical costs as part of your EasyJet holidays complaint and compensation claim.

Next, you should contact both your travel insurance provider and EasyJet customer service to report what has happened to you to both parties. As well as notifying the companies, this also serves as further evidence which can be used to support your claim.

If you can, it is always a good idea to take photos of the site of any accidents, as well as any injuries. Try to take photographs from as many angles as possible to get as much of the scene as you can.

Did anyone witness the accident or injury take place? If so, take down their contact information as they could serve as a witness for your compensation claim.

Finally, after taking these steps you should contact a holiday injury lawyer to start your compensation claim. When you contact our team we will talk through some of the circumstances around your EasyJet compensation claim, such as what happened to you and what the effect has been. If necessary, we will also be able to organise an independent medical exam to build on the medical evidence you have.

What Can I Include In My EasyJet Holiday Compensation Claim?

If you have suffered an injury, accident, or illness whilst on a package holiday operated by a provider such as EasyJet, there are several things which you could claim compensation for. Your personal injury claim can include the following:

General damages: these are awarded for the actual injury (or illness) suffered and the effect this has had on you, and your quality of life.
Medical costs: if you have had to pay for any medical treatment or medication, either abroad or back in the UK, you could be able to claim these expenses. This could also include the cost of future medical care or care at home if needed.
Travel costs: this could include having to return to the UK or travel to medical appointments and treatments.
Loss of earnings: whilst you will have taken time off work for your holiday, if you have had to take additional time off due to your injury, or your earnings have otherwise been affected you could claim compensation for this.
Loss of enjoyment: if your accident, illness, or injury caused you to lose the enjoyment of part or all of your holiday, this can also be factored into your compensation claim.

All of these components can be added together to calculate your final settlement. In the section below, we will look at the how much settlements for different injuries can be. For further information on damages, contact our holiday injury solicitors today.

EasyJet Package Holiday Compensation Claim Calculator

In the table below we have included some of the most common types of accident and injury which are included in package holiday accident and illness claims. The figures provided here are illustrative and are taken from the 2018 Judicial College guidelines

InjurySeverityAverage settlement awardedNotes:
Back injuryMinorUp to £10,970Sprains, strains, and some cuts or lacerations. No permanent effects.
Back injuryModerate£10,970 - £34,000Injury to the soft tissues of the back with lasting, medium term, pain and suffering.
Back injurySevere£34,000 - £141,150Permanent back injuries, such as a broken back, which will affect the victims quality of life.
Leg InjuryMinorUp to £10,380May include strains, sprains, and some (less serious) cuts or lacerations. No lasting effect.
Leg InjuryModerate£24,340 - £34,370Injury to the tendons, fractures, or other similar injuries.
Leg InjurySevere£84,400 - £119,210Permanent leg injuries which will cause long-term pain and will affect the victims mobility.
Loss of incomeEarnings£10,000 - £400,000 Awards are calculated from current earnings as well as anticipated future income.
Loss of incomeBenefits£5,000 - £500,000Awards are based on your current benefits/ income as well as anticipated future income.
General pain and sufferingN/A£1,000 - £200,000Settlement will take into account how much pain and suffering you have experienced.
Mental anguishVarious£3,550Settlement is paid if the claimant expects the end of life.
Funeral costVarious£3,000 - £10,000Settlements can be higher in certain circumstances.

If your injury type is not listed here please do not worry. The table only includes some of the most common tour operator compensation claims which we see. There are many other circumstances under which a claim can be made.

How To Start My EasyJet Compensation Claim

The best way to start any type of personal injury claim is by contacting a specialist claims management service, such as Legal Expert. we can provide our customers with expert holiday injury lawyers who can secure the best settlements in their tour operator legal claim.

No Win No Fee Package Holiday With EasyJet Compensation Claims

Whilst customers choose to work with Legal Expert for a variety of reasons, our ability to offer a no win, no fee agreements. No win no fee contracts mean that you will only have to pay for your personal injury solicitors services in the event of a win. At the start of your claim, and whilst it is being carried out, you will not be charged a penny. And, what’s more, if your claim is not successful you will not have to pay at all. If you are awarded a settlement, your solicitors’ fee can typically be taken from this amount. No matter what happens to your claim, if you are using a no win, no fee personal injury solicitor you will never be left out of pocket. Use our no win, no fee service to make your EasyJet compensation claim today.

Why Choose Legal Expert As Your Claims Management Service

When it comes to making a personal injury claim and using a solicitor we know you have lots of different options on the market. That is why we offer a package which combines our no win, no fee services with solicitors who have years of experience in helping people make similar package holiday injury claims. Our expert team understands that you may be facing a difficult time and our aim is always to make the process of getting compensation as hassle-free as possible for you. By taking the pressure off you, we hope you have the time and space to start making a recovery.

Contact Our Team Today

Are you ready to make an EasyJet compensation claim, or do you need a bit more information? No matter whether you are ready to make a claim, you can contact our team today. Call us on 0800 073 8804, or send us an email with the details of your claim to info@legalexpert.co.uk . You can also view our other contact details here.

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